Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Africa

Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Africa

We are the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF Africa), 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 prioritise human rights including freedom of expression, freedom of the press, violence against women, capital punishment, children’s rights and LGBTQI+ rights.
South Africa
4 Podcast shows

Let’s Talk Human Rights

Let’s Talk Human Rights – A podcast investigating the current state of human rights in Africa. Even in democratic constitutional states, human rights violations occur on a regular basis. However, emerging and developing countries, like most African countries, are particularly affected.  This podcast series takes us on a journey through…
21 Mar 2023 22 episodes English Politics · Government

Whistle-blower Protection Week 2022

Whistle-blower Protection Week was hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa on 5-6 December 2022. The event was organise by Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation at the Gordon Institute of Business Science. The event brought together different stakeholders from government, civil society and the media…
6 Dec 2022 1 episodes English Non-Profit · Government

Freedom Pioneers of Africa

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in sub-Saharan Africa presents the cross-regional radio programme “Freedom Pioneers of Africa”. In twelve episodes, local change-makers present their successful projects and discuss topics such as innovation, digitalisation and entrepreneurship. The programme airs on community radio stations in six countries in the Africa and…
14 Jun 2022 12 episodes English Business · Technology

Promoting Civil Liberties In East Africa - DW News Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has not just affected the health and economies of countries - it has proven to be a significant threat to civil liberties and democracy as a whole. Particularly in Africa, the crisis has presented an opportunity for authoritarians to strengthen their grip on power and further erode…
27 Feb 2021 1 episodes English Politics · News Commentary