Posts that will appear only on the SFL Africa Regional Blog Page

March 22, 2017

Job Opportunity:
Human Rights Foundation

The following is a message from our friends at the Human Rights Foundation. Human Rights Foundation is hiring a San Francisco-based Strategy Associate SAN FRANCISCO (March 20, 2017) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. HRF unites people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy. Today we are announcing an opportunity to join our team in the position of Strategy Associate. This is a unique chance to join a dynamic and high-achieving development and communications team as it works to grow HRF’s support base, engage new communities, and expand HRF’s global profile. Grounding our work in a deep commitment to individual liberty, HRF aims to raise […]
March 15, 2017

Why African Countries Won’t Remain Poor

In a recent release by the Global Finance magazine, the poorest countries in the world in 2016 are predominantly African. ‘The World’s Richest and Poorest Countries’ ranked countries using GDP per capita adjusted for relative purchasing power. Unfortunately, this situation has been the trend for a long time and it appear as though there aren’t solutions. The paradox is that while Africa remains a continent with rich potentials, it is equally very poor. That the continent is rich in natural and human resources is no new story, from Uranium-rich Niger Republic and Copper-rich Zambia to the Oil and Gas rich Nigeria and Angola, resources and potentials are abundant, but the reality in terms of economic development is not commensurate with the resources. The terrible economic […]
March 14, 2017

John Mugabi
Uganda

SFL SUCCESS STORY: John Mugabi SFL Africa Furthering individual liberty in Uganda John Mugabi through his personal efforts, has created a community of passionate leaders for liberty in Uganda. He is now the main point of contact for the organization in the country, and has hosted several events this far where he introduced the Ideas and encouraged the students to join SFL. Through his leadership, over 10 campus groups have been created in several universities in Uganda. John recently hosted a liberty convention at the Kyambogo University, Uganda where students came together to discuss the ideas of liberty, entrepreneurship, the rule of law, and big versus small government among other interesting topics. John wished to highlight to the audience that it is important to live, but […]
March 10, 2017

Protests and Failure of Governments in Africa

This article is written by Hendrix NKAMICANIYE Hendrix, ASFL Local Coordinator in Burundi. In recent years, the African continent has recorded a number of large-scale protests, but unlike the surge of protests in the 1980’s and 1990’s which were largely pro-democracy movements against autocratic governments, the recent uprisings are largely an overt demand for public scrutiny and accountability in the internal affairs of the countries. The notion that democracy is the best form of government got assimilated quite fairly in Africa in the 1990s since it protects the human rights of citizens and stands for the will of the people. But today, many countries remain undemocratic and authoritarian.   African citizens of the time believed democracy would help them get rid of corrupt leaders and guarantee individual […]