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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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…

Sinister Forces Cast Eyes Toward Coast

ADF STAFF As extremists launched murderous assaults on Burkinabe churches in 2019, neighboring Ghana took note. In preceding years, Islamist-backed terrorism and violence, born in Mali and spreading south, had infiltrated Burkina Faso…

Creeping Terrorism Now an Emergency in Togo

ADF STAFF Increasing attacks in northern Togo have targeted civilians and military personnel — yet another sign of Sahel terror groups progressively expanding and threatening coastal West Africa. Togo declared a “state of security…