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 Lawyer honored for Mediation

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE A Nigerian lawyer who helped secure the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok was awarded one of the United Nations’ top prizes. Zannah Mustapha was given the annual Nansen Refugee…

Sahel Countries Unite Against Terror

REUTERS Five countries in the Sahel are setting up a security bloc to crack down on trafficking, terror and other cross-border crimes. The force assembled by the G5 Sahel bloc — Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger — is…

Algeria Declares Itself Mine-Free

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Algeria announced that it has destroyed the last of its stock of anti-personnel mines, 10 months after fully demining the entire country. A total of 5,970 mines were destroyed at a ceremony in Djelfa in southeast…

Puntland Forces Intercept Weapons

REUTERS Maritime police from Somalia’s semiautonomous region of Puntland seized a boat loaded with weapons from Yemen. Puntland authorities displayed dozens of anti-aircraft guns, machine guns, AK-47 rifles and boxes of ammunition…

South African Students Use Collider

BRAND SOUTH AFRICA A group of students from South Africa’s University of the Western Cape (UWC) is the first African research team to lead an experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. Better…

South Sudan Fights Armyworm Naturally

VOICE OF AMERICA A farmers’ group in South Sudan’s Imotong State says it has found a way to combat the dreaded fall armyworm, which has devastated crops across the continent. Robert Lokang, leader of the Bidaya Farm Association,…

Zimbabwean Tribe Embraces HIV Treatment

JEFFREY MOYO/INTER PRESS SERVICE Sixty-seven-year-old Hloniphani Sidingo smiles broadly while popping out through the gate of a clinic in her village, as she heads home clutching containers of anti-retroviral (ARV) pills. The first…