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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

Case Watch: Who Killed Deyda Hydara?

August 13, 2014 by Rupert Skilbeck

West Africa's regional court has delivered a stinging rebuke against the Gambian National Intelligence Agency for having failed to properly investigate the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara in December 2004.

Making Progress on Freedom of Information in Africa

August 13, 2014 by Chidi Odinkalu, Maxwell Kadiri 2

Thirteen African nations now have freedom of information laws on books; the challenge now is implementation.

How Drug Trafficking Undermines West Africa

July 30, 2014 by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

The rise of drug trafficking is undermining institutions, health, and development efforts in West Africa. It's time for political leaders to change the ineffective policies that exacerbate the problem.

Open Society People

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