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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Mali Caught in Clutches of Multiple Crises

ADF STAFF Insecurity, hunger, drought, inflation and poverty haunt Malian civilians daily as the country deals with a confluence of crises. Mali is increasingly isolated from the international community after two military coups led to…

CAR at Center of Russian Disinformation Effort

ADF STAFF Several thousand people gathered in the stands of Barthélemy Boganda Stadium in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui to watch a Russian movie called “Touriste.” According to Russian media, “Touriste,” which…

Burkina Faso Coup Opens Door for Russia

ADF STAFF As a crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered in Ouagadougou’s national square after the announcement of a military coup, there was an unusual sight: Russian flags being waved in celebration. West Africa’s third coup in…