Ghana Takes a ‘People-Centric’ Approach

Ghana Takes a ‘People-Centric’ Approach

Vice Adm. Mathew Quashie, Ghana’s chief of defence staff, spoke with ADF after he gave the keynote address on June 25, 2014, at the U.S….

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Oil and Water

Oil and Water

A Commitment to Voluntary Security Principles in Ghana Helps Protect Oil Wealth and a Way of Life ADF STAFF When Ghana’s Jubilee oil field was…

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Codes of Conduct

Codes of Conduct

African Nations Move Beyond Their Borders in Adopting Standards for Their Militaries and Police Forces ADF STAFF In an impressive show of unity, more than…

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Vigilantes or Allies?

Vigilantes or Allies?

Security Professionals Weigh the Risks and Rewards of Partnering with Non-State Security Actors ADF STAFF In May 2013, a group of young men in northern…

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Sierra Leone Shows the Way for Security Sector Reform

Sierra Leone Shows the Way for Security Sector Reform

The country’s rebirth after its civil war sets a new standard for reconstitution of the military ADF STAFF When Sierra Leone’s civil war ended in…

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Soldiers Not Numbers

Soldiers Not Numbers

Integrating  Women Into African Militaries Must Go Beyond Quotas and Traditional Roles ADF STAFF photos by REUTERS At one time, some of the fiercest and…

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A Blueprint for Peace

A Blueprint for Peace

The AU’s African Peace and Security Architecture Must Overcome Challenges to Fulfill Its Mission By Tim Murithi/Institute For Justice And Reconciliation Tim Murithi, Ph.D., is…

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The Power of People

The Power of People

Taking Time to Engage Civilian Leaders Can Build Partnerships that Enhance Security The village of Gofat spreads out beyond the rocky crags that punctuate the…

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Everyday Allies

Everyday Allies

A Nigerien Colonel Stresses the Importance of Civilian Help in the Fight Against Extremism ADF STAFF Col. Mahamane Laminou Sani is director of military intelligence…

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Casevac Training Pays Off in Niger

Casevac Training Pays Off in Niger

Cessna 208 Flight Crews Use New Skills to Save a Life ADF STAFF The annual Festival de L’Aïr in Iférouane, Niger, draws crowds from throughout…

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