Africa Defense Forum
ADF is a professional military magazine published quarterly by U.S. Africa Command to provide an international forum for African security professionals. ADF covers topics such as counter terrorism strategies, security and defense operations, transnational crime, and all other issues affecting peace, stability, and good governance on the African continent.

U.S.-Built Clinics Bettering Benin Births

ADF STAFF When given the keys to one of two newly constructed health clinics, Gado Guidami raised and shook them in celebration. Guidami, mayor of the border town of Malanville in northeastern Benin, knew the significance the clinics…

South Africans Battle Viral ‘Infodemic’

ADF STAFF Sarah Downs jumped onto her Facebook page after South Africa’s government announced it would resume its COVID-19 vaccination campaign in late April after a two-week pause. “Great news,” she posted. “Make sure you are signed…

AU Works to Expand Vaccine Production

ADF STAFF The vast majority of medicines used in Africa are imported, including 99% of all vaccines. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed this as a major problem because the continent must rely on foreign suppliers for lifesaving cures.…