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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

EU Plan on Migration Will Only Give North Africans More Reason to Flee

February 6, 2017 Srdjan Cvijic

Bolstering authoritarian regimes risks further human rights violations and populations more determined to escape.

“Rogues” and “Vagabonds” No More: Ending Africa’s Imperial Legacy of Absurd Petty Offenses

February 3, 2017 Louise Ehlers

Archaic colonial era laws originally imposed to control local populations still endure in Africa, allowing police to harass and arrest people who have done nothing wrong.

Inside a Virtual “Situation Room” for West Africa’s Election Observers

February 2, 2017 Mamadou Diallo

An online platform allows election observers to tackle problems in real time.