The FNF Africa Freedom Prize : WATCH: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Receives FNF Africa Freedom Prize

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF Africa) is an independent German organisation that is committed to promoting liberal policy and politics around the world in the form of human rights, the rule of law, democracy, innovation, digitalisation and free trade. 

We have been active in sub-Saharan Africa since 1991. We organise campaigns, media events, seminars, workshops, study tours, cultural happenings and training courses. We have activities in many countries in the region such as Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia. We have offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Harare, Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Abidjan and Dakar.

The Africa Freedom Prize, inaugurated by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in 2016, honours outstanding personalities who provide decisive impulses for the development of liberal civil society in African countries. The previous awardees include Mmusi Maimane, Bobi Wine, Gareth Cliff, Hakainde Hichilema and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Together with the host of the event, South African journalist and media personality Redi Tlhabi, Adichie explored issues including how toxic masculinity is showing its true face in the Western political space, how the languages of culture and the practices of tradition undermine the female anatomy, and why African political leaders often choose quiet diplomacy when society calls for change in specific countries. The event includes a special musical performance by South African musician Zolani Mahola.

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