Africa: May 2018 Update

Debating ‘The Morality of Capitalism’ in Tanzania: SFL Tanzania has continued with its ‘Free Market Great Debate’, the first ever libertarian contest in the country designed to teach college students free market principles and give them a unique opportunity to argue various issues and views around the theme: “morality of capitalism” in connection to the current situation in Tanzania society. Since April that the contest kicked off, it has attracted over 300 students, and has been hosted at the University of Da res Salaam, Institute of Finance Management, Tanzania, Da res Salam University College of Education, National Institute of Transport.  The debate is supported by Network For a Free Society, Atlas Network and Liberty Sparks.

Great Lakes Debate Contest: Similarly, SFL Great Lakes has continued to reach out to more students in the region with its internal, external and inter-country competition in Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo. The debate contest organised by ASFL leaders Aimable Manirakiza and Monia Wakana and working team has been premised on eradicating the barriers of prosperity and opportunity in the region. Through the debate contest, more students have grown in knowledge of free market ideas, understanding the workings of a free society, and what is necessary to make social change possible.

Socio-economic discourse in Mozambique: SFL Mozambique on 25 May came together to discuss some of the issues facing the country, and the continent proffering solutions from a liberal perspective.

Inaugural SFL event in Namibia: SFL Namibia has held its first ever event at Windhoek. Local Coordinator Moses Gideon explained that the inaugural event was to establish SFL presence in the country, introduce libertarian ideas to new students, whom in turn will be working together in their activities. With 27 students in attendance, Moses expressed hope of great things to come in the country.

Olumayowa Okediran talks about African development and Nigeria’s Future: SFL’s Assistant Director of International Programs, Olumayowa Okediran has in an interview with South Africa’s Policy Analyst and commentator, Phumlani Majozi on Salaam Media talked about the recent developments in African countries, with spotlight on the protectionist arguments and trade tussles between Rwanda and the United States; clamp on free speech and digital technologies in Uganda; and the death penalty in Burkina Faso. Okediran also talked about his upcoming book; Navigate– a projection of Nigeria’s future till 2030. The interview can be found here

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