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Liberty, Peace, Prosperity

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     The Eastern Africa Policy Centre (EAPC) is a new regional think-tank that seeks to promote and disseminate Free Market ideas and the philosophy of Liberty within the Eastern African region. The immediate goal of the Centre is to educate, promote and spark debate on and around the importance of individual liberty and Free Market ideas, […]

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     There has been a wave of secessionist tendencies in the world and particularly in Africa prior to independence. Some good examples in Africa include the case of Anglophone and Francophone Cameroon, which is an ongoing predicament. Another example is the case of Zanzibar and Tanzania which is under scrutiny by the government of Tanzania. Other […]

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     Our Alliance is an exceptional coterie of young African risk-takers unlocking Africa’s potential through innovative social and business ventures. Re-designing the wheel in Malawi, manufacturing ambulances in Uganda, rethinking education in Nigeria. To learn more about our Alliance please review the links below: Vanity Fair Spotlight
Harambe Friends and Partners(Video)
Why Join Harambe? (Video)
www.healliance.org Admitted candidates will join our annual Symposium […]

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  • 03/26/15--13:45: Bastiat’s Legacy Project
  •   Winners of  2010 Frédéric Bastiat Anniversary Essay Competition Announced We are pleased to annouce the winners of our 2010 Frédéric Bastiat anniversary essay competition.  From a pool of 70 essays from 15 African countries, the following emerged winners. First prize winner is Chofor Che from Cameroun-USD 800,  second prize winner is Tom Siwe from […]

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  • 03/26/15--21:56: Books
  •  It’s Our Turn to Eat In Defense of Global Capitalism (PDF) June Arunga’s introduction to ‘In Defense of Global Capitalism’ Franklin Cudjoe’s introduction to Frederic Bastiat’s Essays on Political Economy Frederic Bastiat’s Essays on Political Economy  

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     Students and Young Professionals African Liberty Academy (SYPALA) is accepting applications from interested African youth within the age range of 18-30 for its 2015 workshop. A flagship product of Ghana-based think tank IMANI Center for Policy and Education, SYPALA forms part of IMANI’s core objective of training a new corps of future visionaries and leaders who will […]

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     The world marked the International Day of zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation over the weekend and that provided an opportunity to evaluate the steps taken by African countries, where prevalence rates have been know to be high. Last year, Nigeria and Gambia took giant strides toward the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by adopting […]

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     Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has said that his government would take possession of all diamond operations in the country. He stated that the nationalisation of the industry was necessary to prevent widespread swindling and smuggling by mining companies. However analysts say that the latest move by Mugabe’s government could further dim Zimbabwe’s reputation, and make […]

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     Uganda has announced that seven companies have submitted bids for exploration of oil in the next round of licensing. In October 2015, government announced that at least 16 firms had expressed interest in acquiring oil exploration blocks in the Albertine Graben. A statement released by the ministry of Energy reveals that three of the seven […]

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     The Boko Haram insurgency has caused $9 billion of damage in six northern Nigerian states since 2011, according to the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. At least $6 billion is needed for “immediate and near-term stabilization,” Osinbajo’s office said in an e-mailed statement on Monday, citing the Nigeria Recovery and Peace Building Assessment report. […]

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     ECONOMISTS and many policy makers think about how things are done, but they do not think much about where things are done. Where economic activity is concentrated in a country can be the difference between poverty and prosperity – for people as well as countries, says the World Bank. No rich country is predominantly rural. […]

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     Rwanda has launched a drone delivery network to transport vital blood supplies to far-flung areas of the country. The project will see unmanned aerial vehicles or drones used to deliver small packages by parachute, bypassing traffic or washed-out roads in a country dubbed the Land of a Thousand Hills. It was introduced on Friday in […]

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     Barely a week after the Government of Liberia through the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) released the new banknotes to the public; several Liberians are expressing unhappiness over the lack of adequate awareness on the new money across the country. The new banknotes are in categories of 5.00, 10.00, 20.00, 50.00, 100.00.00 and 500.00 with […]

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     IMANI Ghana, a policy think tank, has backed calls for the privatisation of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to inject capital and innovations in electricity distribution in the country. It said the privatisation of ECG was the only way government could address the challenges facing the energy sector. The Head of Business of IMANI […]

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     Located on the shores of Lake Kivu, one of Africa’s Great Lakes, lies the gigantic KivuWatt methane-fired power plant. The plant reflects Rwanda’s ambitions to be one of Africa’s technological pioneers – this is the only gas water extraction power plant operating in the world. “This project is a positive step and it’s an indication […]

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     A recent World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index showcased how frustrating it is to own and operate a small and medium enterprise business in Nigeria in the 2015 Doing Business Index. The relative link between SME’s, economic growth and poverty alleviation cannot be overstated with regards to enhancing a robust economy. Thus, one important […]

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     In an effort to shore up the federal government’s revenue base, Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new tax regime, just as it announced its intention to raise taxes on luxury goods. Also, the council constituted a task force to device measures to force down the prices of food in the country. The […]

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     The Federal Government of Nigeria has given 11 reasons why it believes that the economy is on its way out of the recession that has rocked the nation for almost a year. The government described the reasons as proofs in a report contained in Issue 23 of Aso Villa’s Newsletter titled: ‘Government at Work’ The […]

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     The case for freedom is grounded in the nature of man, not in “self-evident truths” or “God-given rights”. This is the argument Richard Ebeling makes in his essay, ‘Restoring the Foundations of Liberty’. The respective foundations of self-evident truth and God-given rights birthed the tradition of individual liberty, but using those arguments is no longer […]

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     The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has concluded plans to break the monopoly hitherto enjoyed by some oil and gas logistics firms, by liberalising operations of oil and gas free trade zones in the country. She has achieved this by getting President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval for a policy review, which […]

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