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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An Invasive Armada

ADF STAFF The city of Nouadhibou, Mauritania, dangles from the mainland on a tiny peninsula. The city, the second largest in the nation, has nearly 120,000 residents and is a commercial center. Its harbor is the terminus of the…

COVAX Rolls Out Vaccines in Africa

Story by ADF STAFF | Photos by AFP/GETTY IMAGES More than 20 African nations have started administering millions of free COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX, the global plan to equitably distribute the shots.  In the initial March 2021…

Pandemic Reverses Progress on Other Diseases

ADF STAFF For nearly two years since it was discovered, COVID-19 has dominated the attention of health providers around the globe. It has diverted resources and funds from other health priorities. Because of the pandemic, fewer people…