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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

How to Ensure Free and Fair Elections in Guinea

April 11, 2014 by Mathias Hounkpe 1

If preparations are not made for its next presidential election, Guinea risks falling back into instability, violence, and economic losses.

The Killing of Norbert Zongo: African Court Stresses State Obligation to Protect Journalists

March 31, 2014 by Chidi Odinkalu, Ibrahima Kane 6

Africa’s top human rights tribunal has found that Burkina Faso failed to properly investigate the murder of a politically troublesome newspaper editor.

Development Decoded

March 24, 2014 by Fawzia Naqvi 1

What is the best way to help Africa’s population benefit from the wealth generated by the continent’s natural resources? Marcelo Giugale of the World Bank explores this question and more in a new book.

Open Society People

Regional Director for Africa
Open Society Foundations–New York
Senior Legal Officer
Open Society Justice Initiative
Regional Director for Asia and Director of the India Program / Executive Director, OSIEA
Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa