African Students For Liberty sprang out from the efforts of young Africans to stand up against the negative heritage of tyranny and totalitarianism that has plagued the continent for so long. These young individuals are dedicated to spreading the ideas of human dignity, individual and economic freedom and the ability to pursue one’s happiness without coercion. African Students For Liberty therefore provides a platform for African students to generate and share ideas that will lead to a prosperous and liberated Africa.

WHAT LIBERTY MEANS TO US:

African Students For Liberty is an organization that supports liberty. ASFL does not dictate the foundations upon which individuals justify their belief in liberty. Rather, ASFL embraces the diversity of justifications for liberty and encourages debate and discourse on the differing philosophies that underlie liberty.

 

 

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August 27, 2018

Using digital media to promote liberty in Africa

SFL alumnus founds pro-liberty media organization Olanrewaju Elufisan has a very clear vision for bringing more freedom to his home country, Nigeria, and the African continent in general. For this SFL alumnus, […]
August 14, 2018

Discussing Economic and Personal Freedom In Namibia

Held at country’s largest and leading university, 24 students gathered at the LF hall of the University of Namibia on 26 July, to discuss Economic and Personal Freedom. The event was hosted […]
August 6, 2018

Defying Odds, For The Love Of Liberty

The following short story was written by Linda Kavuka, African Programs Manager, SFL Seeing John Mustapha Kutiyote on the Why Liberty activism panel at the 2018 Students For Liberty East African Regional Conference, […]

THE AFRICAN EXECUTIVE BOARD


Aimable Manirakiza

Executive Board Member

Aimable Manirakiza

Executive Board Member

Bio: Aimable Manirakiza has a degree in International Relations and very soon will hold a Bachelor's degree in Political Science Geostrategic at the Light University of Bujumbura. Aimable is passionate about freedom through peaceful social change in his country since the crisis that shook Burundi in 2015. Aimable is enamored by libertarian ideas when participating for the first at the second conference of the ASFL in KENYA in May 2015. Aimable founded SFL Burundi in 2016 with 10 SFL Clubs in 10 Universities. Aimable currently helps to promote the ideas of a free society in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo and other francophone African countries.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: Tom G. Palmer, David Boaz, Eammon Butler, F.A Hayek and Frederic Bastiat
On Students For Liberty: SFL embodies many leaders that the world needs to change and being part of this unique platform of young leaders of freedom is a unique experience that I have had in my life. Let us also note that in front of freedom leader, SFL allowed me to realize my dream of a new Burundi in particular and a better world in general.

Khalil Dekiki

Executive Board Member

Khalil Dekiki

Executive Board Member

Khalil Dekiki is a 25-year long libertarian and cultural activist. Other than being a Ph.D. in economics student, Khalil is also the president of the Great debaters Morocco and the North Africa director of the African Students for liberty, he's also known for conducting cultural projects events and training's for youth in the Mena region. 

In 2016 he was selected among the top 10 of the Mena young future opinion leaders due to his good participation in live TV debates facing known Arab figures and politicians and advocating for a new liberty and human rights atmosphere for the Mena region.

Lilian David

Executive Board Member

Lilian David

Executive Board Member

Lilian David is a graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. She is involved in student activism and also a promoter of self-independence  and liberalism. She has been a member of the African Liberty students organization on her campus and her active participation and outstanding performance got her elected as the secretary general of (ALSO) in 2014 of which, she was awarded the best executive in that same year.
In 2014, her involvement in the SFL(students for Liberty) network improved as she applied for the local coordinator program and was accepted. Since then she has been actively championing the liberty course wherever she finds herself. She has attended and organized various libertarian conferences, workshops, seminars, leadership summit and entrepreneurship programs in and outside Nigeria.
 She has also given various motivational speeches on equal rights, free market, economic freedom, entrepreneurship amongst others... She enjoys seeing women achieve great goals and always motivate other youths to join the campaign for a free society.

Martin van Staden

Executive Board Member

Martin van Staden

Executive Board Member

Martin van Staden is a student at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, pursuing a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree. He is also an avid Model United Nations debater, having won the Best Speaker in the Security Council Award at the 2015 SA Universities Conference. Martin joined African Students For Liberty in late 2014 as a Local Coordinator and was accepted onto the African Executive Board in August 2015. Reading Murray Rothbard’s The Ethics of Liberty in 2013 introduced Martin to the philosophy of freedom, and he has been a limited government libertarian ever since. As of late 2015, Martin has worked closely with the Free Market Foundation of South Africa, being involved in their Khaya Lam Land Reform and Rule of Law Projects as an intern.
Favorite Figures in Liberty: Leon Louw, Murray Rothbard, Stefan Molyneux and Thomas Sowell.

Moronfolu Adeniyi

Executive Board Member

Moronfolu Adeniyi

Executive Board Member

Moronfolu Adeniyi is a drug policy advocate and currently a front-runner in national drive on drug policy reforms in Nigeria and presently the National coordinator for Students for sensible policy in Nigeria, A young African who believes in the ideas of liberty with a special interest in free markets which he regards as the precursor towards a stable economy, he promotes mutual respect amongst students in Africa, promotes the ideas of liberty where he grooms students and peers towards a better and freer society. Currently, ASFL West African Regional Director, Moronfolu has organized series of outreaches and started pro-liberty chapters across the region.

Nicholas Woode-Smith

Executive Board Member

Nicholas Woode-Smith

Executive Board Member

Nicholas Woode-Smith is a student at the University of Cape Town with majors in Politics, Philosophy and Economic History. He is an avid Libertarian writer and activist. He became a Local Coordinator in 2015. In 2016, he became the Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa.

Nicholas co-founded the Rational Standard in 2016 to provide a libertarian alternative to the mainstream left-wing media in South Africa. He currently serves as a writer and director for the site. Nicholas also writes fiction and has finished two novels, Fall of Zona Nox and Cape Zero.

Stacey Nduta

Executive Board Member

Stacey Nduta

Executive Board Member

Stacey Nduta is a student of Maseno university in her final year studying BSc in Pharmaceutical Science. She was introduced to liberty by a former Local Coordinator, Njue Duncan in 2014. Her interest in liberty has allowed her to broaden her scope of study from health science to the importance of how people relate or understand and exercise their liberty. She has founded chapters not only in Maseno University but assisted set up in other varsities within the Western region of Kenya. She now coordinates activities of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

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