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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Joining Hands Across Water, Sky

ADF STAFF Aircraft from the Royal Moroccan Air Force and U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wing 3 flew over the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean on March 3, 2021, during exercise Lightning Handshake. The…

Rally Cars Hit Streets of Nairobi

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS In Kenya, the road linking the capital, Nairobi, and the town of Naivasha had some rather different-looking cars on it jostling with the matatus, buses and lorries. The rally cars were in the country in June…

‘Lost Golden City’ Found in Egypt

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS The discovery of a 3,000-year-old city that was lost to the sands of Egypt has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological finds since Tutankhamun’s tomb. Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass announced…

Afrobeats Documentary Released

ADF STAFF A nine-part series charting the global rise of Afrobeats has premiered in Lagos, Nigeria. “Afrobeats: The Backstory” was shot over the course of 20 years. The documentary was produced by Nigerian filmmaker Ayo Shonaiya and…

Basketball League Launches in Africa

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS “Africa … We are here! Game on!” were the words used by Amadou Gallo Fall of Senegal to launch the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) in May 2021. Fall, the league’s president, was on hand for the…