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 Races to Test COVID-19 Treatment Drugs

ADF STAFF On March 18, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a large, international study of four potential COVID-19 treatments. “We have called this study the Solidarity trial,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom…

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…

A Precious Resource

ADF STAFF During the four centuries of its rule, the Mali Empire was known around the world for its fabulous wealth in gold. Nearly 700 years later, areas of the former empire are still rich with deposits of the precious metal. Now…