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.

Desertions Weaken ISWAP, Boko Haram

ADF STAFF As the bloody rivalry between two large terror groups continues to destroy countless lives in northeast Nigeria, both sides are experiencing another kind of loss — desertions. In recent months, thousands of fighters from…

Viewpoint

U.S. Africa Command Staff Military intervention in politics has left a damaging legacy in Africa. Between 1960 and 2000 there were an average of four coup attempts per year on the continent. In many cases, these armed takeovers were…

An Opportunity From Crisis

Issimail Chanfi, permanent representative of Comoros to the United Nations, spoke during the Africa Dialogue Series 2021 on May 28, 2021. The U.N.’s Office of the Special Adviser on Africa sponsored the event. The theme of the series was…