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African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2023/2024 for Aspiring Young African Writers

African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2023/2024 for Aspiring Young African Writers

Deadline: April 30, 2023

The African Liberty Writing Fellowship program is a year-long program designed to train young Africans interested in academia, media, public policy, or any other critical-and-analytical-writing-related career, in opinion article writing. Accepted applicants will complete a five-week mandatory online course. The top thirty-five candidates from the five-week training will be admitted as African Liberty writing fellows.

The program, from the 5-week training to the last day of fellowship, is done entirely online.

African Liberty identifies and trains young promising African freedom advocates in professional critical writing and helps them kick-start careers in journalism and public policy by working with Africa-focused think tanks and partner media outlets.

African Liberty produces and promotes original reporting, interviews, and commentary to raise the level of substantive discussion both among Africans and between Africa and the rest of the world.

African Liberty carries out these responsibilities through a network of young writers, researchers, and commentators covering topics related to human rights, free expression, economic development, technology, criminal justice, entrepreneurship, and much more.


  • Access to expert instructors.

  • 12-month writing fellowship.

  • Get published in Africa’s top newspapers.

  • Monthly stipend for top contributors.

  • Opportunity for TV and radio features.


  • Applicants who are enrolled in an African institution of higher learning.

  • Applicants who have graduated from an African institution of higher learning.

  • An African who is pursuing higher education outside the African continent.

How to apply:

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Odewale Abayomi
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