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.

Africa’s Children Getting Healthier

VOICE OF AMERICA At a time when bad news seems inescapable, the aid group Save the Children has some good news: Across the globe, children are healthier and safer than ever before. This is particularly true in Africa. According to a…

South Sudan Gets Mobile Money Service

VOICE OF AMERICA South Sudan is celebrating a technological advance with the launch of a nationwide system for mobile money transfers. The new service called M-Gurush — M for mobile and Gurush for money in Arabic — removes the need for a…

Kenya Launches Biggest Wind Farm in Africa

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Kenya has formally launched Africa’s biggest wind power plant, a mammoth project in a gusty stretch of wilderness that already provides nearly a fifth of the country’s energy needs. The $680 million project, a…

Seychelles Plans to Farm Seafood

SEYCHELLES NEWS AGENCY The Seychelles is beginning to support the aquaculture industry by issuing licenses to farm five types of marine species. At the beginning of this new project, only Seychellois investors will be considered for…

Ghana Plans 2020 Electronic Census

VOICE OF AMERICA Ghana is preparing to conduct its first digital population and housing census beginning in March 2020. It will join Eswatini, Kenya and Malawi as one of the first countries in Africa to collect census data…

The King and the Lice Test

ADF STAFF The storyteller historians of the Kingdom of Benin say that in about the year 1200, Evian, the kingdom’s aging administrator, tried to pass his title on to his son. But the administrator was not of royal blood, so the rule of…