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

About the President

Stevens Mokgalapa was elected President of the Africa Liberal Network at the 13th General Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya on 22 – 25 March 2017. He is a Member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Shadow Minister of International Relations and Co-operation in South Africa. The DA is the country’s official and largest opposition party and have been a member party of the ALN for many years.

Before being elected as the President of ALN, he served as the vice-president for Southern Africa in between his various positions in local and national politics in South Africa. He has a five point plan for the ALN:

  1. Ensuring financial sustainability of the network
  2. Providing support for member parties through the provision of workshops, training and information material
  3. Arranging that the network undertake election support of member parties
  4. Elevating the network’s voice in other liberal organisations, such as  Liberal International, Liberal International Human Rights Committee and the UN Human Rights Council
  5. Growing the network and promoting liberal values on the African continent

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 25 March 2017, 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

Ahmadou El Baz – Union Constitutionnelle, Morocco

Western Africa

Zéphirin Diabré – Union Pour Le Progrès et Changement, Burkina Faso

Central Africa

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

Eastern Africa

Rosemary Machua – Orange Democratic Movement, Kenya

Southern Africa

Mulondwe Muzungu  – United Party for National Development, Zambia

Treasurer

Darren Bergman – Democratic Alliance, South Africa

The Secretariat

Coordinator

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.

Coordinator: Zanie Ferreira

Email: zanie.maree@africaliberalnetwork.org