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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MONUSCO Withdrawal Begins First Phase

ADF STAFF Thousands of United Nations peacekeepers have maintained a consistent presence in the restive eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for more than 23 years. Unable to solve the deeply rooted violence that…

M23 Rebels Return to DRC Areas They Once Held

ADF STAFF After a six-month lull, a new swell of violence has washed over the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the Congolese army has accused M23 rebels of violating another cease-fire. “M23 terrorists have just fired…

DRC Mission Uses Portable Surgical Unit

U.N. PEACEKEEPING To fulfill their mandate of protecting civilians, peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) often face danger in remote areas, with…

U.N. Withdrawal in DRC Fraught With Risk

ADF STAFF At the request of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the withdrawal of the United Nations peacekeeping mission has begun. But experts say the U.N.’s exit is likely to create an opening for armed groups in the east,…