Newsletter Signup

Sign up to receive updates from the Open Society Foundations.



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.

Learn More

Contact Us

Questions about our work in this region? Please use this contact box.

More on the ideas and programs behind our work: Africa. Hide info

Open Society Voices

Nigerian Democracy’s Uncertain Future

March 22, 2019 Udo Jude Ilo

The 2019 general election in Nigeria was marred by intimidation, dysfunction, and credible allegations of fraud. Here is why pro-democracy and civil society groups around the world should take notice.

Volunteer Lawyers Give New Direction to Nigerian Legal Aid Initiative

February 13, 2019 Stanley Ibe

In the town of Ikorodu, local lawyers are delivering free legal aid to detainees within 48 hours of arrest and joining an effort to steer people charged with nonviolent crimes away from unnecessary detention.

Can a Virtual Reality Video Help Fight Anti-HIV Stigma?

February 7, 2019 Sydelle Willow Smith

In Cape Town, activists are working to combat the myths and misinformation associated with HIV testing.

Upcoming Events


Lazarus, rising Malawian pop star, joins Open Society to discuss albinism, discrimination, and the film about his life.