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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Africa Heartbeat

His Life Spanned Generations

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Photos by AFP/GETTY IMAGES When Fredie Blom was born, the automobile was in its infancy, the first airplane was less than a year old and World War I was in the future. More than 116 years later, Blom still got…

A Scene of Calm in a Land of Strife

ADF STAFF Sometimes, scenes of serenity and calm can be found close to anxiety and unrest. This young Congolese boy would seem to have found just such a spot. He rested along a road connecting the small town of Rudaya, Democratic…

Nile Helps Khartoum Beat the Heat

ADF STAFF The Nile River, the world’s longest, meanders northward through the eastern half of Africa, bringing power, agriculture and, at times, recreation to the millions of people who live at or near its banks. A little recreation and…