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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.

Codes of Conduct

African Nations Move Beyond Their Borders in Adopting Standards for Their Militaries and Police Forces ADF STAFF In an impressive show of unity, more than 1,000 people representing 25 African Union nations met in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in…

Vigilantes or Allies?

Security Professionals Weigh the Risks and Rewards of Partnering with Non-State Security Actors ADF STAFF In May 2013, a group of young men in northern Nigeria’s Borno State decided to fight back against Boko Haram. Crudely armed with…

Soldiers Not Numbers

Integrating  Women Into African Militaries Must Go Beyond Quotas and Traditional Roles ADF STAFF photos by REUTERS At one time, some of the fiercest and most capable Soldiers in Africa were women: the Amazon warriors of the Dahomey…

Grain Silos Becoming Modern Art

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE On Cape Town’s waterfront at the southern tip of Africa, the world’s biggest museum of contemporary art from across the continent is being carved from a conglomeration of concrete tubes nine stories high. The $50…

Rwandan Film Industry on the rise

The film Africa United was screened at the 2014 Rwanda Film Festival. It tells the story of three Rwandan children trying to get to the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup. THE EASTAFRICAN After the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed…

Facebook to Debut Internet App in Zambia

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The social media giant Facebook has unveiled an app to allow people who have mobile phones but no Internet access to get online services for health, education and basic communications. The Internet.org app was…