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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Central African Republic

Wagner Group Plundering CAR Diamonds

ADF STAFF New reporting is showing how Russia uses its Wagner Group mercenaries to extract diamonds from the Central African Republic (CAR). Research published in December 2022 by Belgian newspaper De Standaard, the media network European…

How to Capture a State

ADF STAFF Small clouds of red dust rose from the Russian mercenaries’ truck as they rode into the heart of Bambari, promising food to the hungry. In the sweltering heat, dozens lined up along an earthen road in the Central African…