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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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Countering The Extremist Message

Radio shows, WhatsApp groups, after-school programs and even comic books take aim at radical groups ADF STAFF The social media app TikTok is aimed at teenagers, who create and share 15-second videos. It has 500 million users globally,…

Uprooting Extremism

The Sahel’s Harsh Terrain Is Fertile Ground for Recruiting Youths. Groups and Governments Must Offer Alternatives. ADF STAFF Life in much of the Sahel is hard. The United Nations estimates that roughly 80% of the Sahel’s farmland is…

Crime on a Global Scale

Africa at the Crossroads of Illicit Trafficking ADF STAFF Photos by Reuters Commercial trade has expanded rapidly in Africa in recent years. Many countries boast double-digit gross domestic product growth driven by globalization, new…

Living Treasures

Botswana Takes a Comprehensive Approach to Safeguard One of Its Most Valuable Resources — Its Wildlife ADF STAFF Botswana’s commitment to its diverse and majestic wildlife is evident the moment visitors walk into Sir Seretse Khama…

Stronger Together

The 2019 Africa Land Forces Summit Stresses the Power of Partnerships Brig. Gen. Geraldine George of Liberia knows firsthand the value of working together against a common enemy. In her case, the enemy was the deadly West African Ebola…

‘To Satisfy our Customers’

ADF STAFF Maj. Gen. Molefi Seikano is commander of Ground Forces Command for the Botswana Defence Force (BDF). He joined the BDF in 1985 and volunteered for the special forces unit, in which he held numerous positions. In June 2015, he was…