Most recently, in February 2020, the network, our member parties and our strategic partners descended in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where we were hosted by our 3 member parties: Alliance pour la Démocratie et la Fédération – Rassemblement Démocratique Africain (ADF-RDA), Union pour le Progrès et Changement (UPC) and Le Faso Autrement. Our arrival in Burkina Faso was to convene the network’s annual general assembly, which we successfully concluded under the theme: “Peace and Stability for Economic and Social Development in Africa”.
This message is to express the network’s solidarity with the contesting member parties, to share our encouragement and support to the leaders Gilbert Noël Ouédraogo, President of the ADF-RDA and President of the Africa Liberal Network; Zéphirin Diabré, president of the UPC and former West Africa Vice-President of the Africa Liberal Network and Ablassé Ouedraogo, president of Le Faso Autrement, the full member of the Africa Liberal Network.
During both 2019 and 2020, the network had the opportunity to work with, capacitate and develop contesting women candidates from our member parties. We wish to extend messages of support to them too, as they defend and expand their advocacy during these elections. Best wishes are shared with Josephine Drabo Kanyoulou, Jacqueline Konate Souratie and Marie Prudence Ouédraogo.