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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Illicit Weapons Trade Plagues Lake Chad Basin

ADF STAFF A group of herders were tending to their cattle in a pasture near Airamne village in Nigeria’s restive northeastern borderlands when the shooting began. Boko Haram fighters emerged from their camps in Gajiganna forest on…

Boko Haram on Kidnapping Rampage in Cameroon

ADF STAFF Touhoulia Elie slumped in his chair in the middle of Mbah-Laindé village in Cameroon as he spoke to a reporter. The young farmer lifted his shirt to show the scars on his back, a painful reminder of being kidnapped by extremists…