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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Supercomputer Predicts Locusts’ Movements

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A supercomputer is boosting efforts in East Africa to control locust outbreaks that raise what the United Nations food agency calls “an unprecedented threat” to the region’s food security. The computer, a donation…

Rwanda Wants to Become Drone Hub

BBB NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Rwanda, the country of a thousand hills, was the first in the world to embrace a commercial delivery service by drone aircraft when the company Zipline began flying blood in 2016. Rwandan President Paul Kagame…

Kenya Experiments With Boutique Teas

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE In a humming factory in Kenya’s highlands, tea is hand-plucked from the fields, cured and shredded into the fine leaves that have sated drinkers from London to Lahore for generations. But Kenya’s prized black tea…

Africa Close to Eliminating Polio

ADF  STAFF Africa is on the verge of being declared polio-free after three years without any recorded cases of the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) said in August 2019 that Nigeria had marked three years without a wild…