African Liberty Features

Don’t undermine PROPERTY RIGHTS

David Ansara of the CRA speaks to African Liberty senior fellow, Phumlani Majozi about the political influence of trade unions and the effect this has on the South African labor market.



Managing editor, Ibrahim B. Anoba joins Vision FM 92.1 Sokoto, Nigeria to discuss policy alternatives to statistism towards solving the country’s unemployment crisis.


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2020/2021 Fellows


Ogechukwu Egwuatu, NewsWire, Reconsidering Lagos State’s approach to the COVID-19 second wave 01/18/2021


Odewale Abayomi, NewsWire, ‘Sachetization’ of commodities signal Nigeria’s Economy on life Support 01/14/2021


Phumlani Majozi, Politics Web, Ramaphosa must Confront the Labour Unions this Year 01/08/2021


Muhyideen Kolawole, The Nation, Aftermath of ASUU strike: Are students ready to resume? 01/07/2021


Hammed Sulaiman, Face2Face Africa, Africa can Grow its e-commerce by Removing Heavy Tariffs on Online Transactions 01/03/2021


Ephrahim Modise, Sunday Standard, Who Benefits most from Botswana’s “Big Man” Syndrome Problem? 12/21/2020


Ogechukwu Egwuatu, Face2Face Africa, Protectionism is Killing Nigeria’s Poultry Industry, 12/20/2020


Riaan Salie, BBrief, Only Economic Freedom can Reverse SA’s decline in Human Development 12/11/2020


Hammed Sulaiman, Sahara Reporters, Nigerian Laws Are Not Effectively Used Against Sexual Violence 12/06/2020


Ope Adetayo, AlJazeera, Anger, Trauma over years of Tensions with Police in Lagos Suburb 12/03/2020


Abdulwasiu Mujeeb, The Nation, ASUU strike and students’ right to education 12/03/2020


Ephraim Modise, City Press, Why GDP is not a good measure of socio-economic progress 12/01/2020


Ogechukwu Egwuatu, Face2Face Africa, The Nigerian #Endsars Movement proves the need for an unregulated social media 11/28/2020


Odewale Abayomi, Daily Trust, Why States must resist Castration as Punishment for Rapists 11/16/2020


Ibrahim B. Anoba, Freedom’s Champion, Africa’s Zara Yacob: A Father of Early Modern Classical Liberal Thought? 11/16/2020


Riaan Salie, City Press, Minimum Wage Laws lead to Surging Youth Unemployment 11/16/2020


Phumlani Majozi, Politics Web, Looking back at Trump’s Presidency 11/19/2020


Hammed Sulaiman, The Nation, Call for ban on Tomato Importation uncalled for 11/09/2020


Ebisan Wilkie, Face2Face, Why the Nigerian Government should give more Attention to gas Flaring 11/09/2020


Phumlani Majozi, Politics Web, Cold War II and its implications for Africa 11/05/2020


Ibrahim Anoba, Sahara Reporters, Don’t Fix Social Media, Fix The Government 11/03/2020


Ogechukwu Egwuatu, Face2Face Africa, Over-regulation is bad for democracy. Nigeria should stop it 11/01/2020


Rodiyah Mikail, Face2Face Africa, The Nigerian Police is notorious for brutality and corruption. It needs lasting reforms now 10/31/2020


Phumlani Majozi, News24, The DA should be given an Opportunity to Govern South Africa 10/30/2020


Daniel Whyte, The Nation, Varsity Students have been Home for too Long


Daniel Whyte, Face2Face Africa, Nigeria fines TV Stations for Covering Protests against Police Brutality. This is a Huge threat to Press Freedom


Bishoy Sadek, Face2Face Africa, American Presidential Election: What it means to Africa10/27/2020


Ibrahim Anoba, Sahara Reporters, Not Even Their Guns Shall Stop This Revolution10/21/2020


Ope Adetayo, Minority Africa, “We don’t have a body to bury.” Families of Nigerians missing in police custody want closure 10/18/2020


Ope Adetayo, AlJazeera, Nigeria’s Bus Drivers Battle Thugs, a Union and Police in Lagos 10/14/2020


Lomuthando Nthakomwa, Malawi24, Malawi Needs a Strong Opposition Party — Now 10/14/2020


Ephrahim Modise, CityPress, South African Companies Frequently spark Social Media Outrage – is this a new Marketing Strategy? 10/13/2020


David Adewusi, The Nation, FG-ASUU Faceoff: Tertiary education is in a mess


Ope Adetayo, HumAngle, Why are the Police Killing Us? 10/12/2020


Ibrahim Anoba, Sahara Reporters, SARS Down, More Apparatus Of State Impunity To Go 10/12/2020


Odewale Abayomi, This Day, Why Nigeria’s Agenda 2050 May Fail 10/11/2020


Mariam Ileyemi, Nigerian Tribune, Why Africa May Not Deliver SDGs By 2030 10/05/2020


Ibrahim B. Anoba, Sahara Reporters, The Lokoja And Iju-Ishaga Explosions Must Be The Last


Abdulwasiu Mujeeb, News24, Despite Mnangagwa’s promises of reform, Zimbabwe is still in Mugabe’s shadow


Alexander Hammond, City Press, The Latest Economic Freedom Report shows a Worrying Decline of Property Rights in SA


Phumlani Majozi, Politics Web, A Second Chance in Life


Abayomi Odewale, Nigerian Tribune, Social Programmes’ Failure To Solve Unemployment


Ephraim Modise, City Press, Venture capitalism and the Tesla lesson: Towards an African Silicon Valley?


Ogechukwu Egwuatu, The Nation, Revisiting the NDDC scandal


Ope Adetayo, Minority Africa, ‘A book famine’: In Nigeria, Copyright Laws mean Visually Impaired people can’t Access many Books


Justice Eyo, The Nation, National Youth Investment Fund?


Timothy Mwangi, City Press, Unilateral approach in the Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement is Detrimental to African Integration


Hameed Sulaiman, Sahara Reporters, Why African Leaders Must Begin Implementation of AfCFTA Immediately


Olumayowa Okediran, CCC, NIPOST, Governments must stop using Private Organizations as Scapegoats for their Failures


Theophilus Oladipo, News24, Africa needs a Free Market and Strong Property Rights to Solve its Food Security Problems


Daniel Whyte, City Press, Child Marriage is a Human Rights Violation – Somalia should Reverse its New Bill


Daniel Whyte, Nigeria Tribune, NIPOST Will Cripple Nigeria’s Logistics Industry With New Regulation


Justice Eyo, Sahara Reporters, How To Properly Reopen Schools In Nigeria Amid COVID-19


Abayomi Odewale, The Nation Nigeria, Police and Citizens’ Human Rights


Bishoy Sadek, Sahara Reporters, What Africa Can Learn From India In Dealing With China


Phumlani Majozi, ENCA TV, So What Now, South Africa?


Rodiyah Mikail, News24, It’s been 7 Years, and the AU’s Human Rights Masterplan for 2020 Remains a Paperwork


Phumlani Majozi, Financial Mail, Backstory


Riaan Salie, City Press, EWC is a Zero-sum Game that will Lead to more Poverty and Misery


Phumlani Majozi, Politics Web, SA won’t be Fixed, and the Worst is on the Way


Ope Adetayo, Africa is a Country, The Society as we know it


Ope Adetayo, The Guardian Nigeria, Why Nigeria must Wrest itself from Western Representation


Abayomi Odewale, The Cable NG, African Youth Dilemma: Unemployment and Longing for Green Pasture


Ibraheem Abdullateef, The Cable NG, Nigeria needs Economic Freedom and Property Rights in its War against COVID-19


Alexander Hammond, 1828, How Africa can bounce back from Covid-19




2019/2020 Fellows


Haleed Sulemana, Sahara Reporters, How Will Africa Fare After COVID-19? By Haleed Sulemana


Akinyemi Muhammad, Daily Trust, Corruption and Poverty are Killing Nigerians more than COVID-19


Alexander Hammond, CapX, Lockdown in Africa: Is the Treatment More Deadly Than the Disease?


Phumlani Majozi, PoliticsWeb, An Open Letter to Johann Rupert


Phumlani Majozi, News24, Ramaphosa’s handling of Covid-19 and the complexities of statesmanship


Haleed Sulemana, GhanaWeb, How should Ghana manage the Galamsey crisis?


Phumlani Majozi, News24, Covid-19 Reminds us of the Importance of Effective Border Controls


Olumayowa Okediran, Nigerian Tribune, Lagos’ Ban On Bike-Hailing Startups Shows How Difficult Doing Business In Nigeria Could Be


Alexander Hammond, National Interest, South Africans’ Property Rights Are in Deep Danger, Here’s How America Can Help


Phumlani Majozi, News24, Ramaphosa’s AU chairmanship will be a challenge, but he and Africa can learn from Trump


Phumlani Majozi, PoliticsWeb, Can Mboweni do what is right in his budget speech?


Alexander Hammond, Real Clear World, To Prosper, Africa must be Free to Innovate

Akinyemi Muhammad, The Nigerian Tribune, Let’s Face It: ₦37 Billion On Renovating National Assembly Is Beyond Absurd

Haleed Sulemana, FTNetwork, Why African Governments should Consider the Legalization of Cannabis

Phumlani Majozi, News24, Davos 2020: The focus should be on poverty, not inequality

Muhammadulfatiu Adepeju, Sahara Reporters, 21 Years On, Our Democracy Still Sick 

Emmanuel Nnamdi Ayogu, Business Insider SSA, Could Zambia’s Soaring Debt be Managed more Prudently?

Abdullahi Tijani, Business Day Nigeria, Nigeria’s Visa-on-Arrival policy needs more work for it to help the Economy

Precious Ohaegbulam, The Zimbabwean, Nigeria and Zimbabwe have Declared War on Democracy

Phumlani Majozi, Biz News, My advice to Ramaphosa: Borrow Thatcherism

Phumlani Majozi, News24, A UCT Boycott of Israel would be Disastrous

Olumayowa Okediran, 21 Democracy, Why We Should be Worried about Africa’s Borrowing Spree from China

Phumlani Majozi, Fin24, Mboweni is the Only Rational Minister in Ramaphosa’s Lousy Government

Alexander Hammond,, Anti-Capitalism: Trendy but Wrong

Haleed Sulemana, New Dawn Liberia, Africa is Dragging itself into Tyranny with Internet Censorship

Feyisade Adeyemi, New Telegraph, Could the private sector fill Nigeria’s $31bn annual infrastructure gap?

Akinyemi Muhammed, New Dawn Liberia, Buhari’s Ban on Rice Importation is a Bad Economic Policy

Muneer Yaqub, The Guardian, Nigeria’s rise in the World Bank’s Doing Business ranking does not reflect the country’s reality

Olumayowa Okediran, Sahara Reporters, Hate Speech Law Would Only Make Nigerians Greater Victims of the System

Abdullahi Tijani, The Nigerian Tribune, Why Close Borders After Signing a ‘Free Trade’ Agreement?

Olumayowa Okediran, Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa, Saving Kenya from an Impending Economic Meltdown

Ponmile Orija, All Africa, New Dawn Liberia, Why Sierra Leone’s Economy is in Such a Heartbreaking State

Feyisade Adeyemi, Business Day Nigeria, Air Peace’s Heroism Proves Why Nigeria must Strongly Support Enterprise 

Akinyemi Muhammed, Sahara Reporters, Could A Vital Lesson For The President’s RUGA Settlement Project Lie In Fadama?

Alexander Hammond, City Press, Without Strong Property Rights, An African Free Trade Area is Meaningless

Ibrahim B. Anoba, The SAIS Review of Intl. Affairs, How a Population of 4.2 Billion Could Impact Africa by 2100: The Possible Economic, Demographic, and Geopolitical Outcomes

Phumlani Majozi, Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa, The Hardest Work Now Begins For Sudan

Abdullah Tijani, The Nigerian Tribune, Of Nigeria’s Health Insurance Scheme And Medical Care

Muneer Yaqub, The Vanguard Nigeria, Nigeria’s Culture of Creating Laws without Implementation is Hurting PWDs

Alexander Hammond, National Interest, Africa Just Created a Major Free Trade Bloc

Alexander Hammond, CapX, The Trade Deal that could Kick-Start Africa’s Industrial Revolution

Ibrahim Anoba,, African Heroes of Freedom: Queen Moremi Ajasoro

Alexander Hammond, National Interest, South Africa’s Leaders Just Showed They Don’t Care About Voters

Ibrahim Anoba,, Commerce and Trade in Ancient Africa: Egypt

Alexander Hammond, National Interest, How Africa Becomes a Free Trade JuggernautMultimediaOpe Adetayo, AlJazeeras