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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Niger Expands Airlift Capacity With C-130H

ADF STAFF Niger improved its capacity for national defense earlier this month when it added another C-130 Hercules aircraft from the United States during a handover ceremony at Air Base 101 in the capital, Niamey. The aircraft is part…

A Precious Resource

ADF STAFF During the four centuries of its rule, the Mali Empire was known around the world for its fabulous wealth in gold. Nearly 700 years later, areas of the former empire are still rich with deposits of the precious metal. Now…