AFRICAN STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY

AFRICAN STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY

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ABOUT

The mission of African Students for Liberty is to be an organization for sharing practical ideas generated by Africans and those who believe in Africa's positive future. They do this by promoting an understanding of and support for libertarian principles within the student body of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU); engaging in debate and dialogue about the meaning of libertarianism, political efficacy, and social desirability; engaging in political activism that upholds libertarian principles both on campus and in the surrounding political community; serving as a liaison between the administration and faculty and the members of the African Liberty Students Organization; and securing and promoting ideas leading to the Africa's liberation.

Major programs for this organization include: Liberty Hangouts; Students For Liberty Virtual Speakers Bureau

IN THE NEWS

AFRICAN STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY HELPS EDUCATE TOMORROW’S LEADERS IN BURUNDI

Burundi, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo all have a similar history of suppressive governments. The political leaders of the region do not allow the population to express themselves or work freely. Economic freedom and individual liberty are crucial in order for the African Great Lakes region to achieve prosperi...

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‘LIBERTY IN AFRICA’ ONLINE COURSE EXPLORES PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM

Africa is an enormous and diverse continent encompassing dozens of independent countries with wide-ranging political systems, circumstances, and resources. Still, people share a struggle for liberty throughout Africa that shares many commonalities. Students for Liberty (SFL) and African Students for Liberty (ASFL) have partnered...

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BRINGING ‘THE MORALITY OF CAPITALISM’ TO HUNDREDS OF BURUNDI STUDENTS

Burundi, a small nation in central Africa, has been marked by decades of regional unrest, periodic civil war, and an unstable democracy. Individual liberty and economic freedom are necessary for Burundi to achieve a prosperous future, and African Students for Liberty (ASFL) is helping to instill these principles in a new generat...

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THREE KEY TRENDS IN THE BATTLE FOR FREEDOM IN AFRICA

Olumayowa Okediran, a Nigerian socio-economic and political commentator, nonprofit consultant, and entrepreneur, shared with the Atlas Network team a sneak peek into his upcoming talks about bringing prosperity to Africa, to be held on March 2 in Boston and on March 1 at Trendsetters in New York City.

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LIBERTY TRAINING IN TANZANIA EDUCATES NEW GENERATION OF LEADERS

Lasting social change happens first and foremost outside the realm of electoral politics, and within the prevailing intellectual climate of civil society, so it’s important to foster the ideas of liberty in younger generations before they become society’s decision-makers. The Uhuru Initiative for Policy & Education (UIPE), an At...

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EXPLORING MARKET SOLUTIONS FOR SOUTH AFRICA’S ENERGY CRISIS

Reliable energy is a crucial factor in thriving economies, but South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Eskom, has had a chronic inability to meet demand for electricity. Its 2015 reintroduction of rolling blackouts, known as “load shedding,” has both large and small businesses feeling the pinch of the stalled market activity t...

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NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY HOSTS LIBERTY AND LEADERSHIP FORUM

Without a culture grounded in the ideas of liberty, individual autonomy, and property rights, the chances for any nation to build a prosperous society are fleeting at best. That’s why it’s so important for organizations like African Students for Liberty (ASFL) to instill in the continent’s youth a thorough background in freedom...

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AFRICAN STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY NIGERIAN LEADERSHIP FORUM

On November 8 2014, 33 student leaders from nine universities and six states in Nigeria gathered at the University of Ibadan for the African Students For Liberty (ASFL) Nigerian Leadership Forum. The forum shared best practices for pro-liberty student organizing. Discussions, brainstorming sessions, and lectures all helped build...

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STUDENTS WANT MORE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN MALAWI

Changes are fermenting in the landlocked, English-speaking Republic of Malawi. The longstanding command economy of Malawi controls currency values, dictates prices of goods and services, and subsidizes maize, tobacco, and other crops which form the bedrock of Malawi’s economy. The country’s enormous youth population is feeling s...

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