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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West Africa Leads on Malaria Vaccine

ADF STAFF African scientists are at the forefront of a new malaria vaccine that has proved highly effective in early trials and is being hailed as a potential breakthrough. A recent study in British medical journal The Lancet showed…

Protests Rattle Monarchy in Eswatini

ADF STAFF Anger is boiling over in Africa’s last absolute monarchy, Eswatini. Since May, protesters have taken to the streets demanding political reform and greater economic opportunities. The protests were sparked by the killing of…

Chinese Smart Tech Fraught With Risk

ADF STAFF Chinese technology firms have been peddling “safe city” and “smart city” packages of technology in Africa for years. Suites of interconnected products and services include surveillance equipment, communications tools and…