SYPALA for 2012 took off at the Catholic University in Quelimane, Mozambique at the Faculty of Social and Political Science. This event drew nearly 200 participants working together on the theme Africa: From Slavery to Freedom, From Poverty to Prosperity. For the next few days, this event became the capital of debate and reflection on the economy, citizenship, freedom, politics and development in Africa. The speakers slated for this event included Mr. Franklin Cudjoe, IMANI and SYPALA President, Henriques Viola, researcher and Executive Director of the Center for Mozambican and International Studies, Andy Eyschen, co-founder and director of the Language of Liberty Institute, Antonio Alberto da Silva Francisco Research Director at the Institute of Social and Economic Studies (IESE) and Associate Professor of Economics at the University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM). At the end of the conference, SYPALA, Outreach director, Adedayo Thomas, donated some books to the Faculty of Social and Political Science at the University and thanked them for hosting such an important conference which sought to destroy their common enemy, weak development.