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.

U.S. Sends 729,000 Masks to South Africa

ADF STAFF The U.S. government announced plans to send 729,000 protective masks to South Africa’s National Department of Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The respirator masks meet European Union standards and are…

Pangolin Trade Studied for Role in Coronavirus

ADF STAFF Could the world’s most illegally trafficked animal be linked to the coronavirus? Two groups of viruses similar to the one causing the human pandemic have been identified in Malayan pangolins smuggled into China, the BBC…

USAID Experts Help Ethiopia Fight COVID-19

ADF STAFF The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has embedded infectious disease experts in 10 emergency operations centers across Ethiopia to train local health officials to treat COVID-19 while keeping themselves safe in…

U.S. Pledges $29 Million in COVID-19 Aid to DRC

ADF STAFF The United States ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) personally delivered supplies to assist five hospitals in Kinshasa that are fighting the COVID-19 outbreak. On May 16, Ambassador Mike Hammer visited…

Eye in the Sky: Patrolling Lockdowns by Drone

ADF STAFF In the fight against COVID-19, Morocco has taken to the skies. Across Morocco, remote-piloted drones have become the eyes, ears — in some cases, the voices — of government agencies working to enforce social distancing, make…