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African Liberty.Org has extended the deadline for its Africa-wide essay contest from November 15th, 2010 to December 20th, 2010. The names of the winners will now be announced on January 15th, 2011. The competition is open to African students and professionals between the ages of 18-35 and resident in Africa. In addition, the initial five (5) topics have been reviewed and reduced into three distinct topics.

Choose any of the three essay topics below and read the related texts as a guide.

1. Is the free market economy alien to Africa’s development?   Discuss. (1500 words only please)

2.  What would cause you to love your country and fear your government?  Are you comfortable with the present size and influence of your government? (1500 words only please)

3.    Do you believe entrepreneurship holds the key to poverty eradication?.  How does your government treat entrepreneurs? (1500 words only please)

PRIZES: 1st place: $1000  2nd place: $850 ,  3rd place: $650 +Full scholarship to 2011 summer school, 4th place: $300+Full Tuition scholarship to 2011 summer school  5th place $200 +Full  Tuition scholarship to 2011 summer school,  Other prizes: 10 Honorable mentions: $ 100 each

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