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Africa

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

West Africa’s “Promise Trackers” Hold Politicians to Their Word

November 4, 2016 Catherine Kyenret Angai

A new tool monitors candidates’ vows―and puts their feet to the fire when they break them.

A Photo Exhibit Explores Life in the “Urban Now”

October 27, 2016 Yukiko Yamagata

The collaboration between a photographer and an anthropologist takes viewers inside Congo’s urban spaces.

Zambia Is Pioneering a New Approach to Criminal Justice for People with Disabilities

September 21, 2016 Louise Ehlers

Once in the system, people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities can remain trapped forever. Now, a coalition of advocates is altering the landscape.

Open Society People

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