Even though political parties are seen as central to the modern democratic system, there has been a downward trend of political party membership globally – particularly in Europe, as “Parties are struggling to hold on to their membership organisations as they are failing to recruit significant numbers of new members”. As party membership declines globally,…

The Rainbow Nation is known for its historic relevance. But Johannesburg stands out as soon as South Africa is mentioned. People are sometimes confused as to whether Joburg or Pretoria is the Capital of South Africa. Indeed, this was a question we used to argue about when we were kids. And why should people not…

In this series of articles, members of the executive of Africa Liberal Youth explain what they believe to be the most pressing political and social issues facing young people in Africa. Even though the success of a country’s penitentiary system is a factor that could contribute to maintaining national security, this has often been overlooked in Ghana and…

From the 9th to 11th October, 120 young leaders from across Europe, Africa and the African Diaspora came together in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire for the 4th African Union (AU) – European Union Youth Summit. Representing a diverse range of political parties, civil society organisations and charities, they set about debating the common challenges facing a…

In this series of articles, members of the executive of Africa Liberal Youth explain what they believe to be the most pressing political and social issues facing young people in Africa. From Casablanca to Cape Town, Dakar to Nairobi, all African students enter university thinking one thing: obtaining a degree will change their lives for…

African governments are immensely talented at killing efforts by private companies to economically empower young people. These companies offer a platform for young people to acquire skills, develop ideas, interact with seasoned entrepreneurs and grow their star-ups and talents. Most of these companies have socially uplifted the lives of thousands of young people in Kenya…

Family planning and contraceptive services have long been under fire in the United States. Advocates are noting that this year in particular is proving to be contentious, as the Trump Administration is set on undoing public health progress with policies that restrict sexual and reproductive health and sexual and reproductive rights in the United States….

Breaking party lines is a great way to step across the aisle and declare that your personal values matter more than what your party tells you to do. But, that sort of altruistic voting can cost you your job and weaken the party’s base. A novel approach to letting politicians vote in line with their…

Suppressing protests by use of force does not attain peace but suppressed violence. Truth is, the latter is more detrimental than the former. Contrary to the belief in the minds of many, peaceful demonstrations as a tool for passing a message to authority, an individual or a group of people, if properly employed, is a…

IFLRY Online is IFLRY’s new initiative to allow liberals from all over the world to interact with each other more online.  In that spirit, IFLRY Vice President Nickolas Pagonakis is organising regular online seminars, in which different people in the IFLRY network explain more about the political situation in their country. These seminars are recorded…