News

West African SFL Conference Challenges Perception of LGBT Rights in Nigeria

 This year’s West African Regional Conference (WARC) held on the 27th of October gathered 358 participants. As Olumayowa Okediran noted, “The most exciting thing about this is not the number of attendees, but the fact that our RCs in Africa (Nigeria in particular) are becoming more radical.”Just a few years ago, it was unthinkable to […]

Spreading the Message Of Liberty In Africa by Linda Kavuka

 Being the text of the speech presented by SFL’s African Programs Manager, Linda Kavuka at 2017 Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum in New York. When my close friend Chukwuemeka Ezeugo asked me to join SFL, it took me a while as I was a final year law student, but when I did, I was amazed! The […]

Commentary

Zimbabwe’s financial system is living on borrowed time – and borrowed money

  An illegal money changer holds bond notes outside a bank in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo Roger Southall, University of the Witwatersrand Zimbabwe’s financial system increasingly resembles a house of cards. Were one card to give way – for instance, if South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, were to have the temerity to suggest that […]

Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

  Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo James Hamill, University of Leicester The military has taken control of the national broadcaster, troops are in the streets and the president is being held in a secure environment. All military leave is cancelled and a senior general has addressed the nation. Yet the Zimbabwean military continues with the pretence that this […]