Winners of African Liberty SYPALA 2015 Essay Competition

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 The following people are the winners of the just concluded AfricanLiberty.org essay competition organized to award full scholarships to the 2015 Students and Young Professionals African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) in Accra, Ghana. All the winners will be contacted regarding travel arrangements to Ghana. Travel to and from Accra, travel within Accra, feeding and accommodation while […]

Introducing, The Center for Free Market Enterprise: A New Dawn of Liberty In Malawi

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 Malawi is a closed economy. The Malawian government dictates prices for goods and services, the value of the currency, and consistently implements subsidies for fertilizer and maize. As a result, many citizens are passive in their efforts to create enjoyable living conditions, waiting for the one true and honest politician to appear and to solve […]

Beyond Tariff: Barriers To Trade In The East African Region – East Africa Policy Centre Releases Report

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 Non-tariff barriers within the East Africa region are affecting regional trade, according to a recent study conducted by a regional think-tank. The East Africa Policy Centre, in its study released last month, noted formal and informal trade barriers remain major obstacles to economic growth and social development in the East African Community (EAC). According to […]

Liberia: FPA Snapshots – Lucky Ebola Virus Survivors

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 It wasn't all bad news in Monrovia on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. While residents in West Point were battling with security forces on one part of town, in another portion of the city, twelve persons were being discharged from the Ebola isolation center at the ELWA Holding and Treatment center. The survivors include medical practitioners […]

South Sudanese Demand Government Return

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 By Philip Aleu South Sudanese civil society groups called on the government and opposition Wednesday to engage in meaningful talks to bring peace to South Sudan after the government failed to show up for the negotiations for a sixth day.     "Let them think about the children suffering now in IDP camps, how women […]

Nigeria: Discharged Ebola Patients Warned to Abstain From Sex

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 By Onche Odeh, Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase, Yaqoub Popoola, Daniel Abia, Gbenga Faturoti, Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, and Chibuzor Emejor Lagos, Ado Ekiti, Port Harcourt, Osogbo, Bauchi and Abuja — -Experts say virus can be transmitted through semen -Stop spreading panic message, Ekiti tells doctors     The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has warned that infected men who […]

Will Obama’s ‘New Africa’ Deliver On Its Promises?

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 As the three-day U.S- Africa Leaders Summit here drew to a close Wednesday, experts across the private, public and non-profit sectors continued to debate the opportunities and obstacles posed by the U.S' expanding business partnership with Africa.     Speaking Tuesday regarding the 17 billion dollars pledged toward African business development, U.S President Obama declared […]

Jonathan Declares National Emergency On Ebola – Bans Movement of Corpses

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 President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, a national emergency.     Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, in a statement later yesterday said Jonathan had accordingly had directed the Federal Ministry of Health to work in collaboration with the State Ministries of Health, the National Centre for […]