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.

Nigerian Poet Wins $100,000 Prize

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Headlines portray the Sahara as a barren desert that claims the lives of many migrants. But Nigerian poet Tade Ipadeola had a different story to tell — and it was worth $100,000. Ipadeola’s The Sahara Testaments won…

African Sushi a Hit in Japan

REUTERS The idea of Japanese consumers eating sushi exported from a tiny African country with no coastline may sound improbable, but the kingdom of Lesotho is pulling it off. Hatched in the boardroom of South African bullion producer Gold…

Watson Supercomputer Comes to Africa

REUTERS IBM is rolling out its Watson supercomputer system across Africa, saying it will help address continental development obstacles as diverse as medical diagnoses, economic data collection and e-commerce research. The world’s biggest…

Kenyan Police Foil Bomb Plot

SABAHIONLINE.COM Kenyan police arrested two men in March 2014 who were illegally driving a vehicle in Mombasa that was later discovered to be packed with explosives. “We have not established where the target was, but we have detained two…