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.

Zimbabwean Coal Plant Draws Criticism

ADF STAFF Experts are worried that a planned $3 billion coal plant in Zimbabwe will increase pollution and plunge the country further into debt. The plant is to be built in the northern Zimbabwe town of Sengwa, near Lake Kariba, the…

Field Hospital Helps Nigeria Fight COVID-19

ADF STAFF The U.S. has donated a $1.3 million field hospital to bolster Nigeria’s battle against COVID-19. Located at the Federal Medical Center in Abuja, the field hospital includes four negative-pressure isolation facilities that…

Global Praise for Rwanda’s COVID Response

ADF STAFF As another wave of COVID-19 with new strains spreads rapidly, African countries have had varying degrees of success combating the pandemic. One stands apart from the rest. Rwanda ranked first in Africa and sixth in the…

Kenya Eases Travel With Digital Platform

ADF STAFF Kenya’s government has launched a digital platform that can quickly verify COVID-19 test results of people traveling into and out of the country, a move meant to ease travel hassles and reduce the chances of spreading the virus…