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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New Payment System Helps Intra-African Trade

ADF STAFF A new system is helping retailers make sales across borders. The Pan-African Payments and Settlement System (PAPSS) launched in Accra, Ghana, in January 2022. It lets a buyer make a payment in one national currency so a seller…

Kenya to Build Counter-IED Center

ADF STAFF Kenya is building a counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) center in Embakasi to fight extremist threats in the region.  The new facility at the Humanitarian Peace Support School is funded by Germany and the United…

Malawi Rolls Out Mosquito Net Program

ADF STAFF Malawi has begun a mass distribution of mosquito nets to reach as many of the country’s 19 million people as possible.  Nets reduce the spread of malaria, which in Malawi accounts for 36% of all hospital outpatients and 15%…

New Drug Test Offers Hope to Millions

REUTERS An adjusted version of an established drug against schistosomiasis, a tropical parasitic worm disease, has been shown to work in preschool children, likely offering a cure for millions. German chemical company Merck KGaA…