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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

Imprisonment of TB Patients Declared Unconstitutional in Kenya

May 20, 2016 by Allan Maleche, Timothy Wafula

The practice of incarcerating tuberculosis patients was rebuked by the country’s High Court, putting an end to a dangerous and inhumane practice.

African Feminists Mark Women’s Role in Shaping Their Continent’s Future

May 12, 2016 by Jessica Horn 15

At an inspiring meeting in Zimbabwe, over 160 women gathered to mark feminism’s leading role in creating a more progressive Africa.

New Guidelines Seek to Humanize Africa’s Justice Systems

April 25, 2016 by Stanley Ibe

A push to reform pretrial detention standards in Africa could change not only policies and practices, but attitudes as well.

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

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