August 1, 2018 Print

The Africa Liberty Forum #AfricaLF18, sponsored by Atlas Network with local organizing co-host African Students for liberty, is a gathering of the best and the brightest in Africa to discuss and exchange solutions that promote liberty and free-market reforms in the region. Major sponsorship generously provided by the John Templeton Foundation, the Smith Family Foundation, and the Freda Utley Foundation.

What: Africa Liberty Forum, hosted by Atlas Network with local organizing co-host African Students For Liberty.
When: Aug. 23–24, 2018
Where: Eko Hotel; 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Local Nigerian Press Contact: Oluwafemi (Femi) Ogunjobi, email:
How: To attend or arrange for interviews, you must contact Oluwafemi (Femi) Ogunjobi in advance, at

Africa Liberty Forum Highlights

  • Keynote speeches by Dr. George Ayittey of the Free Africa Foundation on the importance of free trade and rule of law and June Arunga Kimani of Usafi Comfort on the topic of entrepreneurship in Africa.
  • Other featured speakers include: Garreth Bloor of the South African Institute of Race Relations; John Socrates Mugabi of Action for Liberty and Economic Development; Aimable Manirakiza of Centre For Development and Enterprises Great Lakes; and many more.
  • Announcement of the winner of the 2018 Africa Liberty Award.
  • Discussion on expanding private property rights in Africa.
  • Breakout session on combating corruption and improving transparency in the region.
  • Think Tank Shark Tank competition of the best innovative civil society projects.
  • Discussion on barriers to trade and migration on the continent.
  • Workshop on effective use of social media.


About Atlas Network
Washington-based Atlas Network is a nonprofit organization that strengthens the worldwide freedom movement by connecting more than 480 independent partners in over 90 countries that share the vision of a free, prosperous, and peaceful world where limited governments defend the rule of law, private property, and free markets.

About African Students For Liberty
Based in Lagos, Nigeria, 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 provides a platform for African students to generate and share ideas that will lead to a prosperous and liberated Africa.