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.

Development Through Digitalization

Ghana’s Cyber Security Advisor Says the Country is Preparing for the Opportunities and Threats of a Digital World Since 2017, Dr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako has served as the national cyber security advisor to the government of Ghana. He…

Threats Abound as Continent Connects

With Africa’s Internet Growth Comes More Risks and More Opportunity ADF STAFF  The prospects for crippling cyber attacks are no longer the stuff of science fiction and blockbuster movies. The tools of cyber warfare have been tested on…

Africa Takes on Cyber Crime

As the continent improves its communications infrastructure, it becomes a bigger target for cyber criminals ADF STAFF Separated by cultures, religions, languages and 8,458 kilometers, Morocco and India appear to have little in common.…

Competitors and Comrades

OSMA Shows that Athletic Competition Among Soldiers Can Have a Broad Impact ADF STAFF • Photos by OSMA The Organization of Military Sports in Africa (OSMA) was created with a simple goal in mind: Build bridges of friendship through…

Training for the New Battlefield

Simple, Low-Cost Measures Can Put Militaries on Road to Cyber Security ADF STAFF An employee, spending one of countless days in front of a computer screen, opened an email and clicked on a link. That began the invasion. The worker, a…

Countering the Message

Stopping online propaganda by extremists takes more than just shutting down the messenger ADF STAFF For years, the blueprint for countering extremist propaganda was straightforward: Insist to followers that their beliefs are wrong and…

Angola Wins World Amputee Cup

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Angola won the 2018 Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico, beating Turkey 5-4 in a penalty shootout. The match ended 0-0 after normal time, and the deadlock could not be broken in extra time. The deciding…