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CDE’S ‘FUNGUA NJIA’ PROJECT IS CHANGING CROSS-BORDER TRADE IN THE GREAT LAKES

September 18, 2020

In the last five years, Burundi has ranked among the least free economies in Africa based on the Fraser Institute’s studies in the Economic Freedom of the World report. Burundi’s hostile economic corridor is mainly due to its repressive border protection policies. These policies make cross border trade between Burundians and their counterparts in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo a nightmare.

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IMANI LEADS CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AHEAD OF GHANA’S DECEMBER ELECTIONS

August 28, 2020

IMANI Center for Policy and Education is at the forefront of civil organizations engaging political parties and electorates ahead of Ghana’s presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2020. It recently conducted a study assessing the commitments of the country’s two main political parties towards child responsive inclusive growth and other key policy issues leading up to the polls.

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CELEBRATING THE TRANSLATION OF “POVERTY & FREEDOM” INTO FIVE LANGUAGES

July 31, 2020

"Poverty & Freedom," edited by Atlas Network President Matt Warner, has been translated into French, Greek, Hindi, Spanish, and Ukrainian—an exciting step in empowering local leaders to employ local solutions to solve problems in their communities. The book offers first-hand examples of the positive impact pro-market think tanks have had in reducing poverty and improving the lives of people all over the world, and its translation ensures that its message will reach communities worldwide.

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OMINIRATV LAYS THE GROUNDWORK FOR LIBERAL REFORMS IN NIGERIA AND GHANA

July 14, 2020

The Ominira Initiative for Economic Advancement has successfully launched its OminiraTV project with the goal of educating and empowering people to share solutions to economic problems across Nigeria and Ghana. This project focuses on providing the African people with a platform to learn about new ideas through research and advocacy by creating 48 short videos and one documentary.

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“THE FUTURE OF AFRICA WILL DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF THE WORLD:” AFRICA LIBERTY FORUM 2020 DAY 2 RECAP

June 18, 2020

Creating the conditions for liberty to thrive—and then marketing their ideas to growing audiences—is fundamental to the success of the African liberty movement. During the second and final day of the 2020 Africa Liberty Forum, panelists and commenters alike agreed that think tank leaders and aspiring liberty activists must work together to protect the freedom to trade, to express ideas freely, and to live without barriers to prosperity. The full slate of speakers were guardedly optimistic, expressing confidence in the rich resources of dynamic human capital across the continent while still acknowledging that much work to educate and inspire Africans remains to be done.

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CHEETAHS ON THE MOVE! DAY ONE OF AFRICA LIBERTY FORUM 2020

June 17, 2020

Day One of Atlas Network’s 2020 African Liberty Forum was filled with history, new success stories, and great ideas about the ways in which economic liberty can transform the lives of billions of people. More than 210 participants joined via Zoom to discuss how they are responding to the challenges created by COVID-19 with thoughtful programs that engage local stakeholders in both the public and private sectors and inspire peers all over the continent.

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LIBERTY CAMP 2020 BRINGS INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OF FREEDOM TO UGANDA

June 15, 2020

The Ugandan organization Action for Liberty and Economic Development (ALED) recently hosted an intense four-day event that examined freedom in Africa. The event—called Liberty Camp 2020—brought together 78 participants from nine universities in East Africa to share their perspectives on freedom and prosperity while debating topics, presenting new ideas, and conversing in fireside talks.

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FINALISTS FOR 2020 AFRICA LIBERTY AWARD ANNOUNCED

June 11, 2020

Atlas Network’s Africa Liberty Award celebrates think tanks throughout the region whose work most successfully encourages prosperity and human flourishing. The finalists for the 2020 Africa Liberty Award are: South African Institute of Race Relations in South Africa, Students’ Organization for Liberty and Entrepreneurship in South Sudan, and Centre for Development and Enterprises Great Lakes in Burundi.

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