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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‘COVID Cough’ Persists as Subvariants Emerge

ADF STAFF There is one COVID-19 symptom that has endured from the beginning of the pandemic through the virus’s many variants and sub-lineages. It’s known as “COVID cough,” and it can be hard to tell what makes it different from a…

Should Masks Return to Prevent Spread?

ADF STAFF As COVID-19 case numbers declined in recent months, so did the number of people wearing masks. Encouraged by a significant drop in COVID-19 deaths, governments across the African continent followed suit, discarding their mask…

Kenya Recognized For COVID-19 Genome Impact

ADF STAFF Kenyan scientists are among those who have rapidly sequenced SARS-CoV-2 variants over the last two years, exemplifying the continent’s scientific capability. Scientists from two laboratories in Kenya — the International…