Concerns over Zimbabwe's 2018 Elections

The opposition political parties in Zimbabwe are concerned with the expanded, more active and public role of the military in Government, Zimbabwe Elections Commission (ZEC) and ZANU PF political...

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Zim elections

Is Africa the Investment Location of the Future?

"What we are saying to government in Côte d’Ivoire is that German entrepreneurs are willing to come to Côte d’Ivoire but they need to be informed about the capacity of Côte d’Ivoire to absorb the...

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Mr Zeze Mthoba Chapi

Take a Moment for Afri-Optimism

It is a mere few years ago that the world spoke about “Africa Rising”, and investors were queueing up to invest in the continent. As so often with such slogans, reality was a bit bleaker. Economic...

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Africa DAY

60th Anniversary of the Foundation for Freedom

On 19 May 1958, Germany’s federal president, Theodor Heuss, brought together friends and long-time companions at his official residence, the Villa Hammerschmidt in Bonn, to found the Friedrich...

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60 years FNF

From Hobby Chef to Restaurant Owner

"The in-class knowledge I got when I attended the International Academy for Leadership (IAF) workshop was very powerful, and the practical experience I got when we visited a young entrepreneur in one...

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The Freedom Magazine 2017/18

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom’s involvement in Africa has been around promoting democracy, the rule of law, social market economy and an increased focus on promoting human rights. The...

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The Great South African Unofficial Unscientific Freedom Survey 2018 - Results

Friday April 27th 2018 was Freedom Day in South Africa – celebrating the first free elections after apartheid. How free is South Africa, twenty-four years after those elections? How hot is freedom? ...

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The Africa Liberal Network's 14th General Assembly in Accra, Ghana

The Africa Liberal Network (ALN), Africa’s largest affiliation of liberal political parties, met in Accra, Ghana from 2 to 4 March 2018 for their General Assembly meeting. This year we were...

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The Freedom Train Makes a Stop in Accra

The first few days of March 2018 were very important to the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY), Africa Liberal Youth (ALY), and the Progressive Youth Movement (PYM), as the PYM and the...

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 - Transparency International

This year, New Zealand and Denmark rank highest with scores of 89 and 88 respectively. Syria, South Sudan and Somalia rank lowest with scores of 14, 12 and 9 respectively. The best performing region...

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Corruption Index 2017