The regional office in South Africa has been managing the Foundation's programme in Africa south of the Sahara since 1991. The Foundation also has offices in Côte d´Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Its work focuses on applied liberal reform concepts and on training elected officials and functionaries. Cross-border liberal networks with national and regional impact further help to integrate and support liberal partners in the context of regional work.
Kidnapping of Hon. Soumaila Cissé, Leader of the Political Opposition in Mali
Since March 2020, Honourable Soumaila Cissé is being held hostage by an armed group, following a targeted kidnapping operation in which one person was killed and many injured among members of his...
The Foundation started working in Côte d’Ivoire in 1989. It reopened its office in Abidjan after the end of the violent conflict in 2011. Its work focuses mainly on the youth and their engagement in politics and civil society. Many programmes are directed at liberal youth’s and women’s movements. The Foundation also works actively on identifying liberal organisations and individuals willing to take responsibility and contribute to development. They include young entrepreneurs as well as political and business leaders who work on political initiatives or business ideas, thereby supporting the country’s progress.Read more
The Foundation does not have an office in Kenya, but supports its Kenyan projects from neighbouring Tanzania. Most activities in Kenya are conducted in cooperation with the Inter Region Economic Network, a development think tank that networks liberal thinkers in East Africa to come up with shared concepts for development. The Foundation is also working on a project to promote secure property rights with the aim of improving food security in the country.Read more
The Foundation's Mali project encompasses activities such as training events, public conferences, workshops and seminars focusing on democracy, the rule of law, human and refugee rights as well as conflict and crisis prevention and mitigation. The aim is to combat the causes of migration and flight and assist in the integration of refugees by strengthening liberal democracy, democratic institutions, and human rights.Read more
The Foundation opened its Dakar office in 1980. Since 2006, it has also managed the other projects in West Africa from here. The Foundation's efforts focus on securing and expanding democratic spaces, on economic and legal reforms and on monitoring the public sector and creating transparency. In addition the projects work to promote human and basic rights, personal initiative and entrepreneurial thought and action.Read more
Twenty years after apartheid ended, South Africa is still undergoing a profound political and economic transition. The Foundation for Freedom is actively supporting this process. The Foundation's work, in collaboration with its liberal partner organisations, aims to secure and enhance the fundamental elements of a liberal constitutional state while also showing how market-based solutions can lead to economic growth and lower unemployment.Read more
Tanzania has been undergoing a political and economic transformation process towards a pluralistic and market-based system since the early 1990s. The Foundation supports the country's progress by working with liberal partner organisations in the political realm as well as civil society.Read more
The Foundation has had an office in Harare since 1980. It works on developing concepts for rebuilding the rule of law, liberal democracy and the market economy, all of which came to a standstill under the Mugabe regime. In Harare, the Foundation aims to secure remaining democratic and legal spaces with a view to expanding them after regime transition.Read more