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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Angola Hosts Medical Readiness Exercise

ADF STAFF Angolan military medical personnel and the United States Army began an 11-day joint medical readiness exercise (MEDREX) in the capital, Luanda, that was scheduled for November 8 to 18. It was the first of six planned medical…

Commitments Questioned as Cabo Delgado Bleeds

ADF STAFF As a Christian pastor roamed his fields outside Nova Zambézia village in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province on December 15, insurgents surprised him and his wife. The terrorists accosted him, killed him and severed his head.…

The Face of the Modern Mercenary

ADF STAFF In Frederick Forsyth’s 1974 novel, “The Dogs of War,” a band of mercenaries slips into a small, fictional African nation at the direction of a Western tycoon bent on deposing the nation’s dictator to exploit valuable platinum.…

Russia’s Shadow Soldiers

In Russia’s frenzied attempt to flex its muscles, get access to natural resources and increase its geopolitical relevance, it relies heavily on private military companies (PMCs). This strategy produces a small foreign footprint and offers…

COVAX Rolls Out Vaccines in Africa

Story by ADF STAFF | Photos by AFP/GETTY IMAGES More than 20 African nations have started administering millions of free COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX, the global plan to equitably distribute the shots.  In the initial March 2021…