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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Africa Preps for 4th COVID-19 Wave

ADF STAFF With the end of the year approaching, African nations are bracing for a new round of COVID-19 infections that public health leaders hope will be less intense than previous waves. “We seem to have gone down very quickly and…

Islamic State Sinks Roots Across Africa

ADF STAFF The Islamic State group, which once held about a third of Syrian territory and even more ground in Iraq, now oversees a network of affiliates of varying sizes across Africa. Each affiliate arose in disparate regions with…

COVID-19 Cases in the Maghreb Dropping

ADF STAFF In video widely circulated in mid-July, a hospital director in Mateur, Tunisia, was seen breaking down in tears as a national shortage of medical oxygen threatened the lives of COVID-19 patients. “People are dying in front…