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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.

Lion Farms Feed TCM Need for Wildlife Parts

ADF STAFF Thousands of lions live in South Africa, but most of them never set foot in the wild. Rather, the iconic animal is farmed like cattle — penned in enclosures in dozens of loosely regulated, sometimes-unsanitary operations.…

Virus Puts Brakes on Infrastructure Projects

ADF STAFF Progress on many of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) projects in Africa has stalled due to economic distress caused by the spread of COVID-19. Chinese officials recently acknowledged that about one-fifth of all OBOR…