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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Conflicts Impede War on COVID-19

ADF STAFF Based in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, Dr. John Nkengasong works near one of the world’s deadliest conflicts. Despite a national state of emergency, the fighting has not impacted the day-to-day operations of the Africa…

AU, Somalia At Odds Over Mission’s Future

ADF STAFF Amid a recent surge of terrorism in Somalia and the continued lack of adequate state security forces, the need for peacekeepers remains high. Time is running out, however, on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM),…

Tigray Crisis Threatens to Engulf Ethiopia

ADF STAFF Standing on the precipice of all-out civil war, Ethiopia shows no sign of turning around. Instead, the conflict has drawn in all of the country’s 10 separate ethnic regions. What started as a political dispute in the…