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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Mozambican Terror Has Echoes of Boko Haram

ADF STAFF In northern Nigeria and northern Mozambique, two violent extremist groups are separated by thousands of kilometers but connected by certain characteristics. Both emerged in regions where state security was largely absent and…

Mozambique Peace Process Is ‘Ray of Hope’

ADF STAFF Joyous singing and dancing punctuated a June 23 ceremony in Maputo to celebrate the end of a dark era in Mozambique’s history. Dancers symbolically exchanged wooden props, replacing assault rifles with shovels and hoes.…

A Heavy Price To Pay

ADF STAFF There’s a new armed group striking terror in the people of Mali. The fighters speak a strange language. They don’t look like the locals. They converge on villages accompanied by Malian soldiers. Their ostensible mission is…