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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Boko Haram on Kidnapping Rampage in Cameroon

ADF STAFF Touhoulia Elie slumped in his chair in the middle of Mbah-Laindé village in Cameroon as he spoke to a reporter. The young farmer lifted his shirt to show the scars on his back, a painful reminder of being kidnapped by extremists…

The Forgotten Cape

ADF STAFF Photos by: AFP/GETTY IMAGES As young men prowled the streets of Mocímboa da Praia with machetes and AK-47s on October 5, 2017, some townspeople peered through windows in fear, recording the defiant march on their cellphones.…

Africa Faces High-Tech Enemies

ADF STAFF More than 30 websites in Mozambique, including the Defense Ministry’s, went down February 21, 2022, after being targeted by hackers. An image of a man wearing a headscarf and holding a machine gun appeared on the site along…

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.…

Coup Might Pave Way for Wagner in Burkina Faso

ADF STAFF After Burkina Faso’s second coup d’état on September 30, people took to the streets of Ouagadougou waving Russian flags. They gathered, in part, as a result of Russia’s relentless disinformation efforts, which paint Moscow as a…