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Africa

The Open Society Foundations in Africa seek to combat negative perceptions about Africa by working with local actors to support democratic governance, criminal justice reform, natural resource regulation, independent media, and public health reform, with a particular focus on HIV and AIDS.

Open Society Voices

Clearing a Path to Justice in Nigeria

September 29, 2014 by Chuck Leung

In Nigeria, nearly 70 percent of prisoners have not been convicted; detainees spend an average of over three years awaiting trial. A photographer investigates this vast waste of human life.

The Urgent Need to Confront Ebola

September 17, 2014 by Chris Stone 24

It may take some time to turn the tide against Ebola, but the resilience and commitment of civil society remains strong.

In South Africa, Sex Workers Arm Themselves with the Law

September 15, 2014 by Sebastian Kohn 10

As a criminalized group, sex workers risk abuse form both clients and police alike. Now, sex workers in South Africa offer each other support and legal advice, empowering one another to realize their rights.

Open Society People

Regional Director for Africa
Open Society Foundations–New York
Senior Legal Officer
Open Society Justice Initiative