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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Ethiopia

Silencing Dissent

ADF STAFF Photos by: AFP/GETTY IMAGES fter Twitter deleted a post by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in 2021, Nigeria shut down access to the country’s most popular social media site for seven months. “The loss was humongous,”…

Armed Conflict is Driving Food Crises

ADF STAFF Larba Mathieu Yougbare hunched over as he tried to loosen the firm, dry soil with a small hoe. Frustration was as evident on the farmer’s face as beading sweat. He returned to the eastern Burkina Faso city of Fada empty-handed.…

Ethiopia’s Civil War Escalates Out of Sight

ADF STAFF Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, revealed that he cannot help family members who are starving in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. “I have many relatives there,” he said during an…

Kenya Opens Medical Oxygen Plant in Nakuru

ADF STAFF As Kenya grappled with its sixth wave of COVID-19 infections, it opened an oxygen plant that will supply health care facilities in Nakuru, about 160 kilometers northwest of Nairobi. Launched in early July, the plant will…