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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Plundering Nature’s Bounty

ADF STAFF Despite an amazing array of natural resources, the Central African Republic (CAR) has endured years of civil war, poor governance and corruption. Traffickers, terrorists, mercenaries and thieves are stealing its wealth of…

Russia Flooding Africa With Disinformation

ADF STAFF A new report shows disinformation is having a major impact on the lives of Africans, as digital campaigns are weakening stability, security and freedom. Russia stands out as the chief source of disinformation in Africa and is…

Scale of SADC’s DRC Mission Raises Concerns

ADF STAFF The deaths of two South African Soldiers deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have caused some observers to ask whether the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission to rein in M23 rebels in North…