A Nobel Peace Prize for Optimism

It is hoped that the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Ethiopian peacemaker will encourage autocratic leaders throughout Africa to embark on the path of reconciliation and democratisation. The...

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 Abiy Ahmed

President Macky Sall Facing the Equation of his Succession

President Macky Sall cannot run for president in 2024 if one relies on the provisions of the Senegalese Constitution and his own statements repeated several times. This raises the question of his...

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Macky Sall

"Many Zimbabweans Celebrate Privately and Quietly the Death of a Tyrant"

Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe, passed away at the age of 95. He is credited by many for having brought independence to his country and the end of the white minority regime that governed...

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Robert Mugabe

The Landscape of Constitutionalism in Africa is Changing

In the past forty years or so, our continent has experienced an enthusiastic era of revisionism, under the guise of ‘new and improved’ constitutions. Although at face value, it appears to be an era...

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LGBTQIA+ Advocacy in Africa to Move Forward

After various visits, with different groups in Germany, talking to LGBTI groups, and other allied groups has indeed opened and broadened my horizon. Not least because we had the pleasure of being...

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LGBTQI+ Africa

Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (Bobi Wine) Accepts Freedom Award Nomination

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) recently met with the People Power movement in Uganda. We are happy to announce that Bobi Wine, representing the People Movement has accepted the...

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Hon. Bobi Wine

Africa, the Continent of Integrated Markets

The most innovative and most challenging strategy of the African Union (AU) is the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which came into effect in May 2019. This gigantic inter-regional...

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The 2020 Presidential Elections in Côte d’Ivoire

Considering that 62 percent of Côte d‘Ivoire’s population is below 24 years of age, it seems almost grotesque to see the country’s fate in the hands of a “troika of elders”, among whom 73-year-old Mr...

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Why a Liberal Party is Needed Now (in South Africa) More Than Ever

In South Africa today there often is a deep fear, for some of the reasons I described above and for another I will address shortly, for falling on the wrong side, not of ideology, but of political...

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Tony Leon

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's 2018 Annual Report

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom has been advocating liberalism throughout the world for more than 60 years. Learn more about the 2018 event highlights. The Annual Report 2018 gives an...

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Annual Report 2018