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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Wagner Group Plundering CAR Diamonds

ADF STAFF New reporting is showing how Russia uses its Wagner Group mercenaries to extract diamonds from the Central African Republic (CAR). Research published in December 2022 by Belgian newspaper De Standaard, the media network European…

Russia Uses Wagner to Plunder Sudan’s Gold

ADF STAFF On a street in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, a poster appeared earlier this year with a succinct message accusing the ruling military junta of betrayal. It read: “Russia supported the coup so it could steal our gold.” There are…