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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

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.

Why a Trial in Paris Marks a Milestone for Anticorruption Activists

June 16, 2017 Shirley Pouget

The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea faces charges of investing funds in France misappropriated from the national treasury in a precedent-setting trial in France.

Defending the Human Rights of People with Albinism

May 26, 2017 Alison Hillman

In many parts of Africa, people with albinism face discrimination and violence just because they look different. But these advocates are fighting to assert their rights.