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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Western Sahara Fight Threatens to Expand

ADF STAFF The decades-old dispute over Western Sahara is causing rivals Morocco and Algeria to edge closer to conflict. The disagreement reignited when a cease-fire collapsed in November 2020 between Morocco and the Sahrawi independence…

Africa Races to Test COVID-19 Treatment Drugs

ADF STAFF On March 18, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a large, international study of four potential COVID-19 treatments. “We have called this study the Solidarity trial,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom…

COVID-19 Cases in the Maghreb Dropping

ADF STAFF In video widely circulated in mid-July, a hospital director in Mateur, Tunisia, was seen breaking down in tears as a national shortage of medical oxygen threatened the lives of COVID-19 patients. “People are dying in front…