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SHARING THE BENEFITS OF MARKET COMPETITION IN CAMEROON

March 16, 2020

The spirit of discourse is alive in Cameroon as experts hold a public debate on answering the central question: “Is Market Competition Good for Cameroon’s Industrialization?” Atlas Network partner Nkafu Policy Institute recently argued that market competition that enables small businesses is the path to African growth and prosperity.

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CREATING A CULTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN WEST AFRICA

March 5, 2020

Students from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana are better prepared to join the workforce thanks to the efforts of Young Africans for Opportunities (YAFO), an Atlas Network grantee that is working to advance the principles of a free society in order to enable the creation of opportunities for all. Nearly 300 students attended YAFO’s “Young and Employable” workshop, which focused on entrepreneurship, networking, and professional development, giving participants the unique opportunity to expand their education beyond the limits of the classroom.

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LIBERTY EVENTS TEACH STUDENTS IN GHANA THE BENEFITS OF FREE TRADE AND SMALLER GOVERNMENT

January 16, 2020

Liberty and economic freedom were front and center at the 2019 Campus Liberty Train Chain of Events, an educational series of programs sponsored by Ghana’s Institute for Economic Liberty and Education (ILEE). Held on three college campuses, ILEE, which is a partner of African Students for Liberty, sought to reach university students with new insight into the benefits of free trade and smaller government.

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SOLE EMPOWERS WOMEN TO OVERCOME CULTURAL BIASES IN SOUTH SUDAN

December 17, 2019

Land is one of South Sudan’s most precious—and most disputed—resources, but for most women, owning land is out of reach. Rose Nyadeng is one of four sisters, none of whom will be allowed to inherit property from their father. Widow Susan Naderu found herself homeless, pushed out of the home she cherished, after the death of her husband.

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CDE GREAT LAKES CHANGES ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE IN BURUNDI

October 18, 2019

Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship Great Lakes (CDE), an Atlas Network partner based in Burundi, recently launched two new programs: Great Lakes Academy, which seeks to influence the climate of ideas in Burundi, and the Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Academy, which is designed to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs. CDE hopes to use these new programs to change both public opinion and public policy.

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AFRICA LIBERTY FORUM FORGES CONNECTIONS, STRENGTHENS COLLABORATIONS AMONG PARTNERS

August 24, 2019

More than 150 freedom champions from 29 countries met in Nairobi, Kenya for Atlas Network’s 2019 Africa Liberty Forum. The two-day conference, which was co-hosted by local partners African Students for Liberty (ASFL), is an annual event to bring together leaders from think tanks and civil society organizations from all over Africa, creating opportunities for dialogue that focuses on challenges facing the continent as well as launching collaborations that will most effectively advance the cause of liberty.

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AUDACE INSTITUT AFRIQUE WINS 2019 AFRICA LIBERTY AWARD FOR RURAL LANDS PROJECT

August 23, 2019

Audace Institut Afrique (AIA), of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast​), has won the 2019 Africa Liberty Award for their work to strengthen property rights in their country through the project “Liberating Rural Land’s Potential In Côte d’Ivoire.” The $7,000 prize is generously sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton Religion Trust and is part of Atlas Network's suite of Regional Liberty Awards. The two other finalists—IMANI Center for Policy and Education (Ghana) and African Students for Liberty International (Kenya)—were each awarded $1,500. The award was announced at Africa Liberty Forum 2019.

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