Webinar

October 2020

Topic: Unemployment in South Africa

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: October 30, 2020

Time: 11:00 am EST, 4:00 pm West Africa Time, 5:00 pm SA Time, 3: 00 pm GMT

Guest: Gabriel Crouse, Phumlani Majozi

Host: Lomuthando Nthakomwa

About the Guests

 

Gabriel Crouse is a writer and analyst at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). His journalism is based on fieldwork and quantitative analysis, with a focus on land reform. Gabriel holds a degree in Philosophy from Princeton University.

 

Phumlani Majozi is a business and macroeconomics analyst, writer and commentator on economic, political and global issues. His writings have been published in the City Press, BizNews, African Liberty and Politicsweb. He’s also a contributor on News24, South Africa’s leading news website.

 

 

 

 

 

September 2020

Topic: Impact of Godfatherism in Nigerian Politics

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: September 30, 2020

Time: 11:00 am EST, 4:00 pm West Africa Time, 5:00 pm SA Time, 3: 00 pm GMT

Guest: Daniel Whyte, Femi Adeyeye, Olanrewaju Elufisan, Bayonle Fesobi

Host: Ibrahim Anoba

About the Guests

 

Bayonle Fesobi is a social change agent and Nigerian advocate for peaceful and inclusive societies towards sustainable development. He is passionate about youth participation in governance and holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. The certified Human Resource Manager joined SFL as a Local Coordinator after attending the West African Regional Conference in 2017. He founded a campus group in Federal University, Lokoja among several other campus groups in Northern Nigeria in 2018. The staunch advocate for classical liberalism became the SFL National Coordinator for Nigeria in 2018 and he was selected to attend the 2019 TopGlobal Retreat in Washington DC as a recipient of the SFL Top50 global leaders award. Bayonle currently helps in spreading the message of liberty across West African countries as an advanced leader in the region.

 

Daniel Whyte is a development communications practitioner and freelance journalist. He holds a BA in English and Literary Studies and his writings have appeared in Stears Business, HumAngle Media, International Centre for Investigative Reporting, The Cable Newspaper, among others. He is a Future News Worldwide 2019 Fellow with British Council Scotland.

 

Olanrewaju Elufisan (or Lanre Peter, as he prefers to be called) is the executive director of Ominira Initiative for Economic Freedom. He is currently a member of the Bastiat Society of Nigeria where he works as the communication assistant. He intends to be a strong communicator of the ideas of freedom in Africa and graduated from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria in 2012, after which he went on to study Broadcast Journalism at the FRCN Broadcast Academy, Lagos Nigeria in 2014.

 

Femi Adeyeye is a Nigerian students’ rights activist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a member of the Coalition for Revolution, organizers of the #RevolutionNowMovement.

 

 

 

 

August 2020

Topic: How to End the Violation of Human Rights in Zimbabwe

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: August 29, 2020

Time: 11:00 am EST, 4:00 pm West Africa Time, 5:00 pm SA Time, 3: 00 pm GMT

Guest: Pearl Matibe, Rejoice Ngwenya, Bergman Darren

Host: Ibrahim Anoba

About the Guests

 

From the political power hub of Washington, D.C. where she resides, Pearl Matibe’s geopolitical work covers the U.S. as well as Africa’s role on the globe. She has local knowledge of Zimbabwe, the SADC region, and perspectives on more than 170 countries garnered through the eyes of senior government officials at the heart of it all on counterterrorism, military and defense, justice, intelligence, diplomacy, national security, and foreign policy. For more than 4-decades, Pearl Matibe has seen how human rights have declined in Zimbabwe. She lays bare tyranny; on issues of a free and open press, fundamental freedoms, inclusion of women and African Diaspora as she works fiercely to defend democracy. As a human rights defender, she amplifies egregious human rights abuses in Zimbabwe and across Africa and understands what it means to work on the frontline of defending human rights. As a Foreign Correspondent, she has written for: Open Parliament and NewsDay (both of Zimbabwe). Zimbabwean-born Pearl Matibe studies at the Schar School of Policy and Government.

 

Rejoice Ngwenya is Director of Coalition for Market and Liberal Solutions (COMALISO) a liberal think tank based in Zimbabwe. Originally a graduate of International Marketing, he has spent the last twenty years training and facilitating in political strategy, constitutionalism, property and human rights under different programs offered by both Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Atlas Network. He has written hundreds of articles for international media on politics, free markets and human rights. He is a regular analyst of the Zimbabwe situation with Voice of America, SABC and Al Jazeera.

 

Darren Bergman has been in politics since 1999, when he was the youth leader for a region of the Democratic Party. He served in Council since 2000 before going to Parliament in 2014. He currently serves as the shadow minister of foreign affairs. He previously served as Treasurer for Africa Liberal Network. Darren Bergman was the Managing Director of Youth Against Crime and has been a policeman, basic life paramedic and a consultant before entering politics.

 

 

 

July 2020

Topic: The African Police in a Pandemic: Attitudes and Reforms beyond COVID-19

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: July 25, 2020

Time: 11:00 am EST, 4:00 pm West Africa Time, 5:00 pm SA Time, 3: 00 pm GMT

Guest: Wanjiru Njoroge, Augustine Ekitela, Tessa Diphoorn, Segun Awosanya, Kwoh Elonge

Host: Akinyemi Muhammad, Muneer Yaqub, Balogun Samod

About the Guests

 

Wanjiru Njoroge is a young business lady, leader and African youth enthusiast. She is passionate about peace and security issues especially Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and peace building diplomacy. She has a background in International Relations and Diplomacy with a focus on governance, peace and security. Wanjiru is the founder of thepanafricanistdiary.com a blog that serves as a platform for African youth to contribute to discourse on the future of Africa development and be inspired to take interest in African unity. Currently, she is a member of the National Steering Committee of the localization of United Nation Security Council Resolution 2250 together with other key youth policy shapers. She is also on the Compact Team for the Eastern Africa Youth Coordination Centroid (EAYCC); a youth coordination system which covers over 14 counties in Eastern Africa. EAYCC unites youth from organizations and individuals promoting peace and security within these countries. She is a member of Amani Women Network (AWN) is a coalition of women organizations, groups and individuals from Kenya that are actively involved in advocacy and work towards peaceful coexistence in the country.

 

Segun Awosanya (SEGA) is a Civil Rights and Social Justice Advocate. He is the President/Founder of Social Intervention Advocacy Foundation (SIAF) geared towards strengthening Institutions and creating a platform for social integration in Nigeria. He is the convener of the notable #EndSARS #ReformPoliceNG campaign against police brutality in Nigeria. Tessa

 

Tessa Diphoorn is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University, where she currently conducts a research project on policing in Kenya. Previously, she has conducted extensive ethnographic research about private security in South Africa, and her book, Twilight Policing: Private Security and Violence in Urban South Africa, was published by the University of California Press.

 

Kwoh B. Elonge is a Cameroonian writer, researcher, political blogger and commentator. His work has been published in several magazines and journals including African Arguments, This is Africa, Bakwa Magazine and many more. He runs the socio-political blog “Unfiltered” and is a co-host on the Cameroonian socio-cultural show “Freaky Table”. He works as bureau head for communication with Cameroon’s elections management body, Elections Cameroon and is currently completing a PhD. He is passionate about politics, arts and culture. When he is not writing, he googles Wole Soyinka.

 

Captain Augustine Lokwang Ekitela (Rtd) is a peace and security expert in the Horn of Africa. He possesses academic and professional experience gained over sixteen years of working in government, private and humanitarian sectors in the region. He is involved in researcher and has been involved in security, peace and governance projects with Kenyan, German and Japanese academics. He as well consults for International Organizations both in Kenya and South Sudan.

 

 

 

June 2020

Topic: The Future of Entrepreneurship in post-COVID-19 Africa

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: June 27, 2020

Time: 11:00 am EST, 4:00 pm West Africa Time, 5:00 pm SA Time, 3: 00 pm GMT

Guest: Fri Asanga, Nolizwe Mhlaba

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

About the Guests

 

Fri Asanga is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Coordinator for FinScope and MAP Cameroon where she oversaw the activities of the financial scoping consumer survey in Cameroon on behalf of UNCDF and FinMark Trust. She has deep expertise in the microfinance sector haven spent more than 15 years working on financial inclusion for the most vulnerable groups in society. Prior to her work with FinScope and MAP Cameroon, she served as Advisor with the UNCDF Microlead project where she helped established the computerization of networks of CVECA as well as the piloting of branchless banking at some microfinance institutions. She also has broad experience in risk management, micro insurance schemes, training in financial literacy as well as social accountability.

 

She holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya and a Bachelors degree from the University of Lagos in Nigeria.

 

Nolizwe Mhlaba is the Community and Project Manager at Anzisha PrizeAfrica’s biggest award for her youngest entrepreneurswith the mission of celebrating young entrepreneurs and actively sharing their stories, to increase the likelihood that others will choose to emulate their success Nolizwe is an educator boasting nearly a decade of experience. She is well recognized for experience in curriculum & instruction, youth development, and non-formal education in sub-Saharan Africa and United States.

 

Mhlaba’s goal is to support young African entrepreneurs scale and grow their businesses, giving them access to opportunities and telling their stories to inspire others to support them.

 

 

 

May 2020

Topic: The Economics of Lockdown and Re-Opening Africa amidst COVID-19

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: May 30, 2020

Time: 11:00 am EST, 4:00 pm West Africa Time, 5:00 pm SA Time, 3: 00 pm GMT

Guest: Olumayowa Tijani, Magatte Wade, Leon Louw

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

About the Guests

 

Oluwamayowa Tijani is a Nigerian journalist and a multi award-winning public speaker. He is a 2017 Chevening Scholar. In 2017, Tijani was nominated for The Future Africa Awards (TFAA) Prize in Journalism, and Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award at the UK Foreign Press Awards. He co-founded The Courtroom, an advocacy column breeding young writers and critical thinkers across Nigerian universities.

 

In his capacity as a development journalist, Tijani worked with the UK Department for International Development and the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism. He was commended for his foray into economics of low-cost private education in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. Within two years of joining TheCable, he was nominated for the 2016 PwC awards in SME and Tax reporting and ended up as first runner up in both categories. Tijani maintains a weekly column at TheCable, which further focuses on national development. His works have been quoted by Intl. Business Times, Bloomberg and BBC.

 

Magatte Wade is a serial entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and visionary business leader with a passion for creating positive change in Africa. She is the founder and CEO of SkinIsSkin.com, “the lip balm with a mission,” and is dedicated to reducing racial discrimination while creating jobs and prosperity in her home country of Senegal. Throughout her career, she has created successful high-end retail brands inspired by diverse African traditions. She is a Forbes “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa”, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum at Davos, a TED Global Africa Fellow, and “Leading Woman in Wellness” award winner by the Global Wellness Summit. In 2014 she was featured on the cover of Forbes Afrique for being the person in Francophone Africa having the greatest positive impact on the future. She serves as the Director of the Atlas Network’s Center for African Prosperity. Wade is a member of the board of Directors of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

 

Leon Louw is a South African intellectual, author, speaker and policy advisor. He is the executive director and cofounder of the Free Market Foundation, one of Africa’s most influential think-tanks. He is a regularly featured speaker and writer in South African and international media. He has addressed many prominent organizations, including the US Congress hearings on apartheid, the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, the Hoover Institute, and the United Nations.

 

 

 

April 2020

Topic: The Rule of Law and the Rise of the Surveillance State in Africa amidst COVID-19

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: April 30, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm EST, 5:00 pm West Africa Time, 6:00 pm SA Time, 4: 00 pm GMT

Guest: Bright Simmons, Martin Van Staden, Denis Foretia

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

About the Guests

 

Martin van Staden is a jurist and author who has been working for the Free Market Foundation since January 2017. He currently serves as the Head of Legal (Policy and Research). Martin has presented oral evidence to the Parliament of South Africa and deposed amicus curiae briefs in the Constitutional Court, written books and multiple articles, and appeared on television and radio on topics of public policy, jurisprudence, and economic policy. He has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the University of Pretoria and is pursuing a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at the same institution. His approach to public policy is from a libertarian (or classical liberal) perspective. He wrote ‘The Constitution and the Rule of Law: An Introduction’ in 2019.

 

Bright Simons is president of the mPedigree Network, www.mpedigree.net, where he pioneered a system, www.goldkeys.net, that allows consumers to instantly check whether products they buy, especially health-related products, are counterfeits or not by sending a free text message. He is honorary director of development research at IMANI; an active member of various World Economic Forum Communities; a TED and Ashoka fellow; and a Brain Trust member of the Evian Group at IMD. He is a recipient of numerous awards, ranging from an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Award, Marie Curie and Commonwealth Vision Grants to a PPARC Scholarship in Gamma Ray Astronomy. Bright is furthermore a member of the Advisory Board of IC Publications, one of the world’s leading publishers focused on Africa and the African diaspora; of the Microsoft for Africa Advisory Council; and of the Sanofi Digital and Africa 2.0 Advisory boards.

 

Denis Foretia is Co-Chair of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation and Executive Chairman of the Nkafu Policy Institute, a leading Cameroonian think tank. Along with co-chair Lenora Ebule, he shapes and approves strategy, advocates for the foundation, and helps set the overall direction. He is also the Chairman of Merckshire LLC, an international holding company with operations in the US and Cameroon. A surgeon by training, Foretia has always been involved in philanthropic activities and issues related to international development. He is currently the President of the Association of Cameroonian Physicians in the Americas (ACPA). He is also the Co-Founder and pioneer president of the Cameroon Professional Society (CPS) – the premier institution for Cameroonian professionals in the US focused on advancing economic opportunity and leadership development among Cameroonians.

 

 

 

March 2020

Topic: Africa’s Security Challenges: The Role of State and Non-State Actors

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: March 28, 2020

Time: 11:00 am EST, 4:00 pm West Africa Time, 5:00 pm SA Time, 3: 00 pm GMT

Guest: Tyrus Kamau, Patrick Stephenson, Arnaud Sembe

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

About the Guests

 

Patrick Stephenson is an economic consultant with experience in economic, financial, and public policy analysis, with a keen interest in the development of Africa. He has consulted for institutions in the private sector, NGO and INGO space (World Bank, UNDP, OSIWA, IHS Consulting (now IHS Markit), Media General (Ghana), DANIDA, among others on a wide range of issues including; private sector development strategy for Ghana, management of petroleum revenues and governance in Ghana, cross border trade facilitation across West Africa, election campaign promises feasibility, emerging growth sectors of the Ghanaian and African economy), and currently is the Head of Research at Imani Centre for Policy and Education, where he has been involved with a wide range of projects, subjecting African government’s policy propositions to rigorous tests for value for money and rational choice.

 

Tyrus Muya Kamau is an Information Security professional with 13 years of experience in the field. He is a Principal Consultant at Euclid Consultancy Ltd, a cybersecurity company which he started 3 years ago where he runs it full time. He specializes in Signaling security, Penetration Testing, and Research & Development in Cyber Security, Training and Awareness and Compliance. Prior to starting his own company, Tyrus held various leadership positions in the industry including the Africa Head of IT Security; Airtel Money at Bharti Airtel and Group Head of IT Security at Cellulant Group. He was a key consultant in the development of the National Cyber Security Master Plan (NSCMP) working with Booz Allen & Hamilton and the former ICT Board. His input saw him work with various intergovernmental bodies in line with the country’s Vision 2030. The Master Plan was launched by H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, in February 2014.

 

Dr. Eugene Arnaud Yombo Sembe is an expert in security and conflict resolution. He is a Policy Analyst with the Governance and Democracy Initiative at the Nkafu Policy Institute, a think tank housed at the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation in Cameroon. He is an assistant lecturer at the University of Yaoundé II, Department of Political Science. He holds a Masters in political science (University of Yaounde II) and another Masters in Governance (Panafrican University Institute of Governance, Humanities, and Social Sciences). He has published more than twenty articles related to the domains of Governance, Politics and International Relations like in elections, migrations, geopolitics, geostrategy, conflict management and public policy. He has worked on several projects with different international organizations like UNDP, AU, EU, International Crisis Group and ECCAS.

 

 

 

February 2020

Topic: How to make the AfCFTA Work

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: February 29, 2020

Time: 11:00 am EST, 5:00 pm West Africa Time, 6:00 pm SA Time, 4: 00 pm GMT

Guest: Mphiyakhe Dhlamini, Alexander C.R. Hammond

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

About the Guests

Mpiyakhe Dhlamini is a data science researcher at the Free Market Foundation. He recently studied data science at Explore Data Science Academy. He is a self-taught programmer and writer for an online publication, Rational Standard.

 

Alexander C.R. Hammond is the Policy Advisor to the Director General at the Institute of Economic affairs. He is a Senior Fellow at African Liberty and a Young Voices contributor and Foreign Policy Fellow. Formerly, he was a Research Associate at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Hammond’s works have been translated into multiple languages and have been featured in: Reason, National Interest, The Washington Times, Washington Examiner, News24, Newsweek, CapX, El Cato, Academia Liberalismo Económico, FEE, Contrepoints, the Cato Institute website, and the HumanProgress.org blog. His other media appearances include: Glenn Beck Radio Show, Fox5, Alhurra T.V., Newsy, i24 News, Q+A in the Daily Express, and Global News Radio (770 CHQR).

 

 

 

January 2020

Topic: China-Africa Relations. What’s in it for Africa?

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: January 25, 2020

Time: 11:00 am EST, 5:00 pm West Africa Time, 6:00 pm South Africa Time

Guest: Chris Hattingh, Hannah Muthoni Ryder, Rejoice Ngwenya, Peter Bismark

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

About the Guests

Hannah Ryder is the CEO of Development Reimagined, a pioneering international development consultancy and the first Kenyan wholly foreign owned enterprise based in Beijing. She also sits on the Executive Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, is China Representative of ChinaAfrica Advisory and International Development Director for the Made in Africa Initiative. Hannah is a former diplomat from both Kenya and Britain, and an economist by training with close to 20 years of experience.

 

Rejoice Ngwenya is a writer and head of the Coalition for Market and Liberal Solutions – a free market think tank based in Zimbabwe focusing on private property rights advocacy. He is a consultant for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. He is the director of Coalition for Market and Liberal Solutions.

 

Peter Bismark Kwofie is the Executive Director of the Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation in Ghana. He is currently lecturing about entrepreneurship at the Harbour City Radio College and is also a visiting lecturer at the Builders of Today Professional College in Tema. Kwofie is a co-founder of Tema Young Entrepreneurs (TYE).

 

Chris Hattingh is Project Manager at the Free Market Foundation. He has an MPhil in Business Ethics from Stellenbosch University. He is the author of published articles on consumer rights, economic freedom, inequality and individual freedom.

 

 

December 2019

Topic: The State of Human Rights in Africa

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube

Date: December 21, 2019

Time: 11:00 am EST, 5:00 pm West Africa Time, 6:00 pm South Africa Time

Guest: Linda Kavuka, Denis Foretia, Festus Ogun, Unathi Kwaza

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

About the Guests

Dr. Foretia is co-chair of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation and Senior Fellow at the Nkafu Policy Institute, a leading Cameroonian think tank. He is currently the President of the Association of Cameroonian Physicians in the Americas (ACPA). 

 

Unathi Kwaza is a graduate of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. She has ventured into direct sales and marketing and currently acts as a board member of the South Africa Free Market Foundation.

 

Linda Kavuka Kiguhi is an LLM student at the University of Aberdeen. She also works as the African programs director at Students For Liberty International. Linda earned an LLB at the University of Nairobi. 

 

Festus Ogun is a Nigerian human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, essayist, and social justice advocate. He is a Law graduate, and founder of Legal Minds for Good Governance Initiative, a conscious movement that speaks truth to power and advocates for human rights of common Nigerians using the instrumentality of the law.

 

 

November 2019

Topic: Why African Countries Rank Low in the 2019 Economic Freedom Index

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube, Facebook Live

Date: November 30, 2019

Time: 11:00 am EST, 5:00 pm West Africa Time, 6:00 pm South Africa Time

Guest: Ridwan Sorunke, Joshua Meservey, Tanja Porcnik

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

About the Guests

Ridwan Sorunke is the founder of PolicyVault.Africa, a senior advisor to the Africa FinTech Summit, and an emerging markets consultant for A-M-Z Group.

 

Ridwan has worked at the nexus of development, business, and public policy at Dalberg Advisors, Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), ACIOE Associates, Johns Hopkins University, US Nigeria Business Council, and Procter & Gamble. Over the years, he has helped several multinational corporations and tech startups develop impact-focused projects, forge strategic partnerships, and navigate complex economic and regulatory hurdles in Africa.

 

Ridwan holds a master’s degree in international economics and international affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a bachelor’s degree (with honors) from Obafemi Awolowo University.”

 

Tanja Porčnik is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. Porčnik is a senior fellow of the Fraser Institute, as well as president and co-founder of the Visio Institute. She is co-author of The Human Freedom Index.

She was formerly a senior fellow of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, a Government Teaching Fellow of the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in Prague, Czech Republic (a joint program of the Georgetown University and The Fund for American Studies), and a Research Associate & Manager of External Relations of the Cato Institute.

Joshua Meservey is Senior Policy Analyst, Africa and the Middle East at the Heritage Foundation. He specializes in African geopolitics, counterterrorism, and refugee policy. From 2006 to 2009, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia and extended his service to work for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2009, he joined Church World Service (CWS) based out of Nairobi, Kenya, and traveled extensively in East and Southern Africa interviewing refugees. He ended his time at CWS as Field Team Manager responsible for a multinational team of nearly 100 staff. In 2012, he worked at the US Army Special Operations Command and helped write an Army concept paper, and in 2014 joined the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center before leaving as an Associate Director to join the Heritage Foundation.

 

October 2019

Topic: Xenophobia, Toleration, & African Integration

Platform: Zoom.us, YouTube, Facebook Live

Date: October 27, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm EST, 5:00 pm West Africa Time, 6:00 pm South Africa Time

Guest: Sara Gon, Seyi Gesinde

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

 

About the Guests

Sara Gon is the Head of Strategic Engagement at the South African Institute of Race Relations, the country’s oldest think tank. Seyi Gesinde is the Editor of Tribune Online, Nigeria’s foremost news platform, and a foreign news editor for Tribune. He is an award-winning journalist and a fact-checking expert.

September 2019

Topic: Why Africa Failed to Develop in the Post-Colonial Era

Platform: Zoom.us

Date: September 29, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm EST, 5:00 pm West Africa Time, 6:00 pm South Africa Time

Guest: George Ayittey, Ph.D

Host: Ibrahim Anoba, Managing Editor, AfricanLiberty.org

About the Guest

Dr. George Ayittey is a Senior Fellow at the Independence Institute; Founder and President of the Free Africa Foundation; and formerly a Distinguished Economist in Residence at American University. He is the author of numerous op-eds for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. 

He writes columns for African-owned publications including The African Letter, African Continent News, Africa News Weekly, and African Forum. His books include “Africa in Chaos,” “Indigenous African Institutions,” “The Blueprint for Ghana’s Economic Recovery,” and “Africa Betrayed.”

This event is partly based on the guest’s latest book, ‘Applied Economics For Africa‘ (download here). We recommend you read the book before the event.

 
 

Admission to this online event is limited.

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