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.

Angola Gives $10 Million in Aid to CAR

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Angola announced $10 million in aid for the strife-torn Central African Republic, with a possible credit line in the future, during a visit by the CAR’s president in March 2014. Joaquim do Espirito Santo, Africa…

Sierra Leonean Peacemaker Dies at 82

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, who as president was widely credited with returning peace to Sierra Leone after years of brutal civil war, died March 13, 2014, at his home in Freetown, the country’s capital. He was 82. Kabbah led…

Nigerian Startups Enter Video Game Market

Feature Image: Nigerian animator Ekene Nkenchor designs a video game at the Lagos offices of Kuluya, a video game company that is winning fans across the continent. AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE It’s a common challenge in Nigeria and across…

Kwame Nkrumah

ADF STAFF Kwame Nkrumah was Ghana’s founding president and a leader who ascended to the heights of power and experienced the depths of failure. Today, despite his flaws, he is remembered as a hero in his home country and across the…

VIEWPOINT

U.S. Africa Command Staff In many ways, the continent of Africa is more peaceful today than it has been in decades. A 2012 analysis published in the journal African Affairs showed that conflicts on the continent have been decreasing in…