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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‘COVID Cough’ Persists as Subvariants Emerge

ADF STAFF There is one COVID-19 symptom that has endured from the beginning of the pandemic through the virus’s many variants and sub-lineages. It’s known as “COVID cough,” and it can be hard to tell what makes it different from a…

COVID-19 Spurs African Success in Genomics

ADF STAFF When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Malawi, the country had just one lab and four staff members sampling SARS-CoV-2 viruses. “On a normal day, I was at work by 6 a.m. and tried to leave by 8 p.m.,” technologist Lucious Chabuka…

Ethiopia’s Civil War Escalates Out of Sight

ADF STAFF Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, revealed that he cannot help family members who are starving in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. “I have many relatives there,” he said during an…