The ALN’s Executive Committee is comprised of five Vice Presidents, from each region of Africa, the President and a Treasurer.

About the President

Olivier Kamitatu Etsu was elected President of the Africa Liberal Network at the General Assembly in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on 18 October 2012. He is the leader of the Alliance pour le Renouveau du Congo (ARC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. ARC joined the ALN in 2009 and successfully hosted the 2011 General Assembly in Kinshasa. ARC participates in the Presidential Majority and has two Ministers in Government, as well as several deputy Ministers. The party has 15 MPs.

Hon. Olivier Kamitatu served as Minister for Planning in the Government of Antoine Gizenga between February 2007 and February 2012. He was Speaker of the National Transitional Assembly and a signatory to the peace accords which ended the second Congolese War.

Members From Across Africa

The Africa Liberal Network aims to promote Liberal Democratic principles across the African continent by providing a platform for like-minded liberals in Africa to network and share information.

About the ALN Executive Committee

On 18 October 2012, Africa Liberal Network General Assembly elected a new leadership for a two-year term. Alongside the President, the Executive Committee includes five Vice-Presidents, representing each region of the continent, and a Treasurer:

Northern Africa

Hakima El Haite – Mouvement Populaire, Morocco.

Western Africa

William Tucker – People’s Movement for Democratic Change, Sierra Leone.

Central Africa

Médard Mulangala Lwakabwanga – Union pour la Majorité Républicaine, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Eastern Africa

Rosemary Machua – Orange Democratic Movement, Kenya.

Southern Africa

Stevens Mokgalapa  – Democratic Alliance, South Africa.

Treasurer

Bryan Julie – Seychelles National Party , Seychelles.

The Secretariat

The Africa Liberal Network kicked off 2013 in a new home after the relocation of its Secretariat from London to Cape Town, South Africa, where is it hosted by South African ALN member party, the Democratic Alliance, in its National Head Office.

Operating from African soil, the ALN Secretariat is now even better placed to respond to regional issues and meet the needs of the Network’s members.

The Secretariat coordinates all ALN events and projects and oversees the day to day functioning of the network. It is fully funded by ALN Partners, the Liberal Democrats and Westminster Foundation for Democracy.

Email: aimee.franklin@africaliberalnetwork.org