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…

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…

The EU-Turkey deal was celebrated by politicians all around Europe as an example of successful European cooperation on a highly pressing issue. It seems to have been effective in discouraging illegal crossings from Turkey to Greece. But is this really a sustainable solution? And how can European countries share the burden of accommodating the hundreds…

The Progressive People’s Party of Ghana (PPP) was only recently founded when it entered the Ghanaian national elections in 2012. Although the party was a relative newcomer on the political spectrum in Ghana, PPP managed to come third in the elections – as the second largest opposition party. Their progressive policies and active encouragement of…

The cab ride was marked by a sense of excitement and a concerted effort in trying to remember each other’s names. It was Mellaquez’ first time in Cape Town, and her eyes filled with delight as she peered through the window as we grew closer to Table Mountain. Hamidu broke the silence, “There is a…