Aimable Manirakiza, the National Coordinator of African Students For Liberty (ASFL) in francophone East Africa, and the Regional Director of events in Eastern Africa, hosted the first ever SFL event in Rwanda. Together with his team of leaders in the country, they hosted an event based on the collection of texts included in the Ideas of a Free Society CD provided by the Network of a Free Society.
Rwanda is ranked among the most developed countries in Africa, but after having interacted with students during the event, it was evident the participants lack freedom of choice in their lives. Numerous people are frustrated by the system due to the numerous and rigid laws, state control among many other challenges to a free economy. The leaders of ASFL Rwanda were not allowed to carry their SFL banner to the initial venue due to not being registered with the government, thus prompting a change of venue for the forum.
Despite the challenges faced, the youth in Rwanda are very hopeful, and have chosen to join the Network of Leaders for Liberty and be part of the Cheetah Generation whose pledge is to raise up Africa, to meet its potential and to be a free society!