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.
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Shaking Off the Stress of COVID-19

Imagine the stress of being a health worker on duty during a deadly global pandemic. Personal protective equipment is in short supply. The disease, COVID-19, is highly contagious and can spread quickly. Those sickest with the virus…

Auto Racing Could Expand in Africa

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Formula E auto racing wants to expand its operations in Africa. The series has one race on the continent. Marrakesh, Morocco, hosts one of the season’s 14 rounds, but another could be added within the next…

Nigerian Cartoon Going Global

ADF STAFF Apopular children’s cartoon by a Nigerian animator is promoting African culture and stories. The Bino & Fino cartoon series, which first aired 10 years ago, is now broadcast in 15 countries, including the United States…

Stars Stage Virtual Concert

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour and Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo of Benin were among a galaxy of talent brought together for a virtual concert to raise awareness of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 100…

French Forces Take Out AQIM Leader

ADF STAFF In an operation in northern Mali, French special forces Soldiers killed the founder of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). At the time of his death, Abdelmalek Droukdel was one of the most wanted terrorists in the world.…