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.
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Burkina Faso Coup Opens Door for Russia

ADF STAFF As a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered in Ouagadougou’s national square after the announcement of a military coup, there was an unusual sight: Russian flags being waved in celebration. West Africa’s third coup in…

What Does AMISOM’s Future Look Like?

ADF STAFF The African Union has had a regional peacekeeping mission in Somalia for nearly as long as the country has been plagued by an Islamist extremist insurgency. Established in 2007, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)…

AU, Somalia At Odds Over Mission’s Future

ADF STAFF Amid a recent surge of terrorism in Somalia and the continued lack of adequate state security forces, the need for peacekeepers remains high. Time is running out, however, on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM),…