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-19 Spurs African Success in Genomics

ADF STAFF When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Malawi, the country had just one lab and four staff members sampling SARS-CoV-2 viruses. “On a normal day, I was at work by 6 a.m. and tried to leave by 8 p.m.,” technologist Lucious Chabuka…

Profiles in Leadership

Tanzanian Cpl. Ali Khamis Omary was serving in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, trying to halt the spread of Ebola. He and his colleagues had been sent to a camp in the eastern part of the…

End of COVID-19 Pandemic May be Near, WHO Says

ADF STAFF Having taken “a brutal toll” on Africa, COVID-19 appears to be shifting out of the pandemic phase and health officials should be able to manage the disease long term, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s)…