Africa Defense Forum
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Stand for Something or Fall for Everything

Affectionately called the “Baba of Africa” or “Africa’s father,” Olusegun Obasanjo has spent time as a military officer, statesman, peacemaker and human rights advocate. Born in 1937 in southwest Nigeria, he spent more than 20 years in the…

Sudan Stumbles on Long Road to Security

ADF STAFF  |  Photos: AFP/Getty Images Sudan was in a hopeful position after shaking off 30 years of brutal, autocratic rule in 2019. A vicious dictator had been toppled, a new prime minister was talking about forming a more…

Mali Caught in Clutches of Multiple Crises

ADF STAFF Insecurity, hunger, drought, inflation and poverty haunt Malian civilians daily as the country deals with a confluence of crises. Mali is increasingly isolated from the international community after two military coups led to…

Burkina Faso Coup Opens Door for Russia

ADF STAFF As a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered in Ouagadougou’s national square after the announcement of a military coup, there was an unusual sight: Russian flags being waved in celebration. West Africa’s third coup in…