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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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.…

U.S. Donates Isolation Facilities to Botswana

ADF STAFF About three weeks after the COVID-19 omicron variant was discovered in Botswana, the U.S. government donated two coronavirus isolation facilities in the central town of Bobonong. The facilities, worth more than 2.9 million…

COVID-19 Clears Pathway for Poachers

Story by ADF STAFF | Photos by AFP/GETTY IMAGES The global pandemic did not lock down wildlife traffickers. Authorities in Zimbabwe caught four smugglers trying to ship 26 great apes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to South…