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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

Seeing Africa Through the Eyes of Poets

March 30, 2015 by Amanda Fortier 27

On a small island off the coast of Senegal, 22 poets got together to “rethink Africa” at a residency hosted by the Open Society Foundations.

Amid Ebola Emergency, Political Problems Distract Sierra Leone

March 27, 2015 by Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye 3

The sacking of Sierra Leone's vice president has sparked political tensions and fueled concerns about the role of the constitution and the rule of law.

How Paralegals Delivered Access to Justice in the Jails of Sierra Leone

March 17, 2015 by Marina Ilminska, Zaza Namoradze 1

Timap for Justice sent community-based paralegals into police stations in Sierra Leone. The result? Around half the people they helped were released on bail; more than a quarter saw charges dropped altogether.

Open Society People

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