VIDEO: Herman Mashaba combats waste in Johannesburg

 Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba, together with the South African Council of Churches, Okuhle Waste Management, the South African National Taxi Council, University of Johannesburg and the University of Witwatersrand, join hands in support of the City’s A Re Sebetseng Cleaning Campaign.  

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 […]

IMANI Report: Maximising Gains From Ghana’s Trade Partnerships

 The policy highlights the need for a fair, transparent import and export regime that would enhance production capacity for domestic export markets and attract foreign direct investment (FDI), and the need to adopt trade-facilitating measures, including transparent and efficient procedures for customs clearance. According to the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s (MOTI) trade policy document, […]

Anis Bachir: Freedom Of Expression Under Attack In Algeria

 I believe that the decline of Algeria from Partly Free to Not Free in the world press freedom index is strongly due to restrictions placed on the media in recent years. A lot of laws imposed content limitations on privately owned broadcasters, and government agencies withdrew advertising from media outlets that covered opposition parties. Foreign journalists were […]

Allan Sentamu: Improving Land Management In Uganda For Economic Growth

 In Uganda, around 20 percent of the total land is registered, which is higher than the average level of 10 percent for sub-Saharan African countries. However, the current system of land tenure makes it difficult to transform land uses to spur higher levels of productivity and hence a slow progress in development. This kind of […]

Apply To Join African Students For Liberty Local Coordinator Program

 Are you a current post-secondary student or recent graduate (not later than three years) and based in any country in Africa? Are you passionate about the concept of liberty? Would you love to join the largest network of young people in Africa and around the world advocating for a freer and better world? If yes, […]

Herman Mashaba: Building a cleaner and better Joburg together

 If we are to turn Johannesburg as a whole into a city that works, we must start with ourselves. We must take ownership of our city. We will achieve this when we start in our streets and keep our communities clean by working together. One of the first things I notice wherever I travel is […]