The Africa Liberal Network held its General Assembly in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 16-18 October, just ahead of the Liberal International Congress which was hosted by HE President Ouattara. The ALN meeting saw the election of a new Executive Committee, the adoption of resolutions on Mali, Cote d’Ivoire and Somaliland, and four new parties joining the network.
The ALN welcomed the parties of two former Guinean Prime Ministers, Union des Forces Démocratiques de Guinée (UFDG) of Cello Dalein Diallo, and Union des Forces Républicaines (UFR) of Sidya Touré, (both LI observer members), as well as the governing party of Somaliland, KULMIYE, and Alliance Nationale pour les Comores (ANC).
Commenting on his election as ALN President, Hon. Olivier Kamitatu, leader of Alliance pour le Renouveau du Congo and former Minister of Planning in DRC, said: “The ALN has never been as dynamic as it is today… No one can doubt that the values of liberalism increasingly penetrate Africa and that ALN is a symbol of hope for a greater number of young Africans… Under my leadership, ALN will work to ensure that liberalism flourishes here in Africa, and I will do all I can to support our members to build their capacity, win elections, and implement liberal policies.”