Our Team

Advisory Board

Franklin Cudjoe

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

Frans Cronje is the Chief Executive Officer of Institute Of Race Relations (IRR), a privately financed policy think tank established in 1929. He was educated at St John’s College in Houghton, Johannesburg, and holds a Ph.D. in Scenario Planning. He has been at the IRR for 15 years and established its Centre for Risk Analysis as a scenario focused research unit servicing the strategic intelligence needs of corporate and government clients.

He has advised several hundred South African corporations, foreign investors, and policy shapers. He is the author of two books on South Africa’s future; scenarios from those books have been presented to an estimated 30,000 people. He writes a column for Rapport and teaches scenario-based strategy at the Business School of the University of the Free State.

June Arunga

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

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.


Olumayowa Okediran
Managing Director

Olumayowa Okediran is the Managing Director of African Liberty and Director of International Programs at Students For Liberty. He also serves as the West Africa Policy Fellow at the South African Institute of Race Relations and Founding Partner at the War Room Associates. His views have been translated into 16 languages.

He was listed on the 2016 YNaija PowerList as one of the most influential young Nigerians under 40. He was educated at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and completed a Masters degree in Humanitarian and Refugee Studies at the University of Ibadan. He is an alumnus of the Atlas Think Tank MBA and the Bloomberg executive training in Financial Journalism. He also holds a professional certification in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston.  

He is the Author of Navigate: A Prospection of Nigeria’s Future to 2030.

Ibrahim Anoba

Ibrahim B. Anoba is the Managing Editor of AfricanLiberty.org. He is in charge of the African Liberty Writing Fellowship Program. 

Ibrahim’s interest is in African history and the political economy of Africa. His analyses have been cited in reports by advocacy groups including Transparency International, Oxfam, and the Chr. Michelsen Institute. His opinion has featured in The Africa Report, National Interest, Yahoo, The Inquirer, Business Insider, The Daily Caller, and many leading policy media outlets. 

His articles have been translated into more than a dozen languages.


Lomuthando Nthakomwa

Lomuthando Nthakomwa is a political scientist currently working in the development sector with a focus on renewable energy. She is an award-winning poet with experience in government, gender, and legal policies. She is also a public administration fellow with the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Riaan Salie

Riaan Salie is studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. He is interested in influencing the next generation to value the ideals of liberty by creating relevant content on social media. He is an avid debater and public speaker. Riaan also writes on issues such as free speech and private property ownership.

Bishoy Sadek

Bishoy Sadek holds a bachelor’s degree of science in Political Science from the British University in Egypt. He is currently pursuing a postgraduate degree jointly from University College Dublin and Uppsala University. He has experience in research and humanitarian work in different research and field organizations. Bishoy is a recipient of four long-term awards and programmes, degree scholarships, and career fellowships.

Ope Adetayo

Ope Adetayo currently studies English at the University of Ilorin. He is an editorial assistant at Minority Africa and a Creative Nonfiction Interviewer at Africa in Dialogue. He is an essayist and journalist who has written for various outlets including Africa is a Country, Sahara Reporters, Commonwealth Correspondent, Stockholm Review of Literature among others.

Muneer Yaqub

Muneer Yaqub is an Editorial intern and Writing Fellow at African Liberty; a Nigerian social commentator, and journalist. He is a student of microbiology at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

He is a former intern at The Nation Newspaper and freelances with top-notch media outlets such as Sahara Reporters. He worked during Nigeria’s 2019 general elections as an election observer/reporter for the Center of Democracy and Development (CDD) and Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ).
He has published journalistic works on international newspapers across 18 countries including India, Singapore, Italy, and France. He has some student-journalism awards to his name and has won a writing contest.
He is a prospective academic and investigative journalist.