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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Outbreak Sparks Innovation

ADF STAFF As national economies struggle to reopen from pandemic lockdowns, the African Union is looking to homegrown technology to help businesses while tracking the potential for new outbreaks.  One technology is a smartphone app…

Africa Continues War on Malaria

ADF STAFF In the swamplands of central Tanzania is a place called Mosquito City. It has the world’s largest captive colony of mosquitoes used for researching the spread of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases, such as Zika virus and…

Help Where it’s Needed Most

ADF STAFF When the first cases of COVID-19 arrived in Senegal, the military jumped into action.  In March 2020, the Senegalese Army traveled to Touba, 190 kilometers east of Dakar, and built a mobile field hospital to handle an…

Examining a Virus from Another Era

ADF STAFF When it comes to pandemic diseases, the African continent has been forged in fire. History is replete with examples of deadly illnesses originating on the continent and ravaging populations in nation after nation. Some, such…

A Slithering Health Threat

ADF STAFF Heads of state are accustomed to welcoming visitors. They entertain foreign officials with frequency, rolling out red carpets and assembling military honor guards adorned in their finest uniforms.  But not all visitors come…

COVID-19 Changes Face of Crime

ADF STAFF The Mitchells Plain neighborhood sits along the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, in a section called Cape Flats. It is a part of the city known for its notorious street gangs, who violently clash with each other and…