About Us

African Liberty is a platform for advancing individual freedom, peace, and prosperity in Africa by promoting civil discussion and debate about social, legal, economic, and world issues affecting Africans.

African Liberty was founded in 2007 as a project of the Cato Institute and IMANI Africa, thereafter the Atlas Network.


We identify and train young promising African freedom advocates in professional critical writing and help them kick-start careers in journalism and public policy by working with Africa-focused think tanks and partner media outlets. We produce and promote original reporting, interviews, and commentary to raise the level of substantive discussion both among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world. We carry out these responsibilities through a network of young writers, researchers, and commentators covering topics related to human rights, free expression, economic development, technology, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, and much more.


African Liberty is an editorially-independent platform powered by African Students For Liberty (ASFL).

our vision

Our main focus is connecting Africans with the ideas that create prosperity through media advocacy, research, discussions, and debates. We educate a new generation of African thought leaders, and analysts in adopting viewpoints that address the rights and dignity of every individual regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, or Africanness. Through this process, we are building a network of young Africans equipped with the skillsets and passion necessary to usher Africa’s prosperity through the media.


Ibrahim Anoba
Managing editor | Fellowship program manager

Ibrahim B. Anoba is the managing editor of AfricanLiberty.org and the African Liberty Writing Fellowship Program manager. Ibrahim is a fellow of the Center for African Prosperity at the Atlas Network. His academic background is in political science and the history of Africa and the African diaspora. He is completing a Ph.D. in African History at the University of California, Davis.

Advisory Board

Franklin Cudjoe
Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education

Franklin Cudjoe is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, a think tank of global repute dedicated to the promotion of the institutions of a free society across Africa. IMANI, based in Ghana, has been consistently ranked among the top five most influential think tanks in sub-Saharan Africa and among the top 100 worldwide. In 2010, Franklin was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He was named a fellow of the Africa Leadership Network in 2012, and the only named Think Tank Leader in “Top 50 Africans” List of the respected Africa Report Magazine in 2012.

Frans Cronje
former director of the Centre for Risk Analysis

Frans Cronje was born and educated in South Africa and holds a PhD from North West University. He runs the political and economic advisory firm, Frans Cronje Private Clients and sits on the board of the Social Research Foundation, which is based in South Africa. Frans is also a former director of the Centre for Risk Analysis and former CEO of the South African Institute of Race Relations — Africa’s oldest policy research group and the most influential pro-liberty think-tank on the continent. He has authored three books on the future of the world and South Africa, drafted hundreds of reports and briefings for clients around the world, and served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Friend news and opinion website.

June Arunga
founder and president of Open Quest Media LLC

Ms. June Arunga is the founder and president of Open Quest Media LLC, a film and television production company in New York City. She is a Law graduate from the University of Buckingham in England. She has written and hosted several television documentaries for BBC and Channel 4, UK. Ms. Arunga has a passion for economics and explores the impact of economic policy on wealth creation in various industries in Africa through her documentaries. She is H. B. Earhart Graduate Fellow of Law, a Fellow at IMANI Center for Policy & Education, the International Policy Network- (IPN) – a London based public policy charity.

Kofi Bentil
Lawyer, a Business Strategy Lecturer and Consultant

Kofi Bentil is a Lawyer, a Business Strategy Lecturer and Consultant. He has lectured in Ashesi University and the University of Ghana Business School. He holds corporate training sessions yearly on Business Strategy, Services Marketing, and Management. He is a Senior Vice President and Policy Analyst with IMANI, a top ranking thinks tank in Africa based in Ghana. In 2005, he was honored by the World Bank with the Global Development Marketplace Award. In 2009 he was inducted into Africa Leadership Network, a part of Aspen Institute’s Global Leadership Network. He holds a B.A. in Geography and Resources Development, an MBA in Marketing and a second MBA in Think Tank Management, a Post Graduate LLB, and the QCL from the Ghana Law School.