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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.

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Open Society Voices

How Data Is Helping in the Struggle for the Right to Education in South Africa

December 8, 2017 Allison Corkery

Winning a court ruling alone was not enough to ensure that schoolchildren in the impoverished Eastern Cape province of South Africa have decent desks and chairs.

Nigeria’s Legal Aid Lawyers Win Police Recognition

September 28, 2017 Stanley Ibe

A legal aid scheme that targets Nigeria’s excessive use of pretrial detention is primed to expand across the country.

Q&A: A Rotten Deal in Nigeria and the Global Movement for Transparency

June 29, 2017

As two major oil companies face court cases over a deal in Nigeria, Global Witness’s Rachel Owens talks about how activists are fighting for transparency and justice—and what the international community can do to help.