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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wildlife trafficking

Flying Money, Stolen Wealth

ADF STAFF Namibian tax authorities made a shocking discovery in 2017. Millions of dollars were leaving the country for China, but only a fraction was taxed.  The scheme was uncovered when Chinese businessman Jack Huang was arrested on…

Finding the Horn in the Haystack

ADF STAFF Twelve years ago, Dr. Andrew Rhyne, a marine biologist and expert on wildlife trafficking, was trying to figure out a better way to track the aquarium fish being imported into the United States. The system could not keep up…

Female Ranger Teams Shatter Stereotypes

ADF STAFF Wildlife ranger work traditionally has been a men’s-only club in Southern Africa. So when the nonprofit International Anti-Poaching Foundation created the all-female Akashinga ranger team in Zimbabwe in 2017, it was greeted…

COVID-19 Clears Pathway for Poachers

Story by ADF STAFF | Photos by AFP/GETTY IMAGES The global pandemic did not lock down wildlife traffickers. Authorities in Zimbabwe caught four smugglers trying to ship 26 great apes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to South…