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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Desertions Weaken ISWAP, Boko Haram

ADF STAFF As the bloody rivalry between two large terror groups continues to destroy countless lives in northeast Nigeria, both sides are experiencing another kind of loss — desertions. In recent months, thousands of fighters from…

Mali Caught in Clutches of Multiple Crises

ADF STAFF Insecurity, hunger, drought, inflation and poverty haunt Malian civilians daily as the country deals with a confluence of crises. Mali is increasingly isolated from the international community after two military coups led to…

Russia’s War Already Impacting Africans

ADF STAFF African nations are already feeling the devastating ripple effects from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia’s war against Ukraine will have a lasting impact on the continent’s economies, most notably increased prices on…