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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Where Am I?

CLUES It is an oasis known as “the pearl of the desert.” The area has been settled since prehistoric times, and it once was home to a Roman garrison. The typical domestic architecture in the town incorporates a vertical…

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CLUES This area covers more than 3 million hectares. Wind, along with river and ocean currents, carried materials thousands of kilometers to form these desert dunes. The area includes gravel plains, coastal flats, rocky hills, a…

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CLUES The ruins of this ancient city include obelisks, stone pillars, royal tombs and castles. The kingdom, at the crossroads of Africa, Arabia and the Greco-Roman world, once was the most powerful state between Persia and the…

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CLUES The Carthaginians founded this site as a trading post, and it was permanently settled in the fourth century B.C. After the fall of Carthage, the city came under Roman rule. Baths, temples and fountains remain from this time.…

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CLUES This 19.5 hectare reserve is a palm forest that is mostly unchanged since prehistoric times. The area has the world’s largest number of coco de mer palm trees, which bear the largest seed in the plant kingdom. The area…

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CLUES The national park that surrounds this formation includes Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. It is on the northern end of the Cape Fold Mountain range. It has a 3-kilometer plateau on top.  Legend says that the…