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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 the United States Makes Corruption in Africa Worse

August 18, 2015 by Toby Shepard 10

A year after a summit that was supposed to spark reform, illicit financial flows continue to plague Africa—and lax U.S. financial regulations are partly to blame.

Nigeria’s Bold Legislative Agenda for Pretrial Justice Reform

July 23, 2015 by Stanley Ibe 1

A new law on the administration of justice in Nigeria offers an unprecedented opportunity to address fundamental problems with the pretrial process.

Obama’s Chance to Bolster Civil Society in Kenya

July 20, 2015 by Sarah Pray 1

The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.

Open Society People

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