IFLRY will hold its 43rd General Assembly in Accra, Ghana in the beginning of March. Leading up to that we wanted to organise an IFLRY Online meeting on Ghana. Ghana is a remarkable country, being referred to as an “island of peace” and one of the most thriving democracies on the continent. Why is that?…

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…

During a training course in Nairobi last year I was once again reminded of the importance of women’s rights and global education. Last November the Council of Europe organized the 11th Africa-Europe training course for youth organizations in dynamic Nairobi, Kenya. I had the honour of representing IFLRY in this course as a member of…

It’s Sunday night and I’m settling in to sleep in a familiar place – a plane seat. I don’t have ‘wanderlust’ – whatever that discomforting hipsterised term means – but my involvement in international issues has put me on a fair few flights over the last few years. I suffer for a moment from cognitive dissonance as…

In this two-part special, IFLRY Vice President Bobby Dean recounts his recent visit to South Africa. The first part below focuses on his week with the Africa Liberal Network and the Democratic Alliance. It’s Sunday night and I’m settling in to sleep in a familiar place – a plane seat. I don’t have ‘wanderlust’ –…