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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COVID-19 Remains a Threat to Africa

ADF STAFF Months of declining cases of COVID-19 throughout Africa have given rise to a burgeoning sense of optimism among health experts and officials. But it is a cautious optimism, tempered by nearly two years of hard-won progress. Dr.…

Omicron Cases Ebb, But Pandemic Far From Over

ADF STAFF Africa’s COVID-19 caseload has taken a sharp downturn since peaking around the beginning of the year. This offers hope that the fourth wave of infections may be abating in many countries. During his February 3 news briefing,…

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…