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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.

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Open Society Voices

In the Run-Up to Elections, Burundi’s Press Is Told Not to Report

May 28, 2015 by Peter Noorlander

An oppressive law that ties journalists’ hands has been ruled in violation of democratic principles by the East African Court of Justice.

The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health

May 27, 2015 by Tamar Ezer

Discriminatory laws have left widows homeless when their husbands die. That may soon change.

Senegalese Rappers Set the News to a Beat, and Viewership Soars

May 22, 2015 by Amanda Fortier 2

An online news program that features rappers as anchors has found huge success among youth in West Africa.

Open Society People

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