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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Eyes In The Sky

ADF STAFF A common practice for vessels fishing illegally is to park themselves outside a country’s protected waters during the day and move in at nightfall.  Vessels with 300-ton capacity or more are required to have an automatic…

Drones Can be Deadly Weapons For Extremists

ADF STAFF Cheap, widely available drone technology has the potential to revolutionize medicine delivery, crop treatment and surveillance across Africa. But where innovators see an opportunity to improve lives, extremist groups see a…

Digital Payments Bring COVID-19 Relief to Togo

ADF STAFF Atani Bamaze was a tutor when the COVID-19 pandemic struck Togo in 2020 and forced schools to close. In a flash he lost his primary source of income and had few resources to take care of his wife and infant daughter. Weeks…