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.

Kenyan Mathematician Forecasts COVID-19 Waves

ADF STAFF Kenyan mathematician Dr. Shem Otoi Sam has become his country’s oracle of COVID-19. Using a predictive model he developed, Sam found a way to forecast the rise and fall of infection waves, making him a kind of weatherman for…

Tanzania Tries to Convert COVID Skeptics

ADF STAFF Tanzania is learning how hard it is to get its citizens to take the pandemic seriously after the country’s late president was its most prominent COVID-19 denier. When President John Magufuli’s death was announced March 17,…

COVID Pushes Transportation to Digitize

ADF STAFF With brightly colored graffiti on the outside and music blaring inside, Kenya’s predominant form of transportation — Matatu minibus taxis — are iconic and ubiquitous. Climb aboard and you’ll see a snapshot of how COVID-19 is…