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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

For a Better Future, Sudan Must Confront Its Past

May 10, 2019 Ezzaddean El Safi

With Omar al-Bashir no longer in power, the temptation to move beyond his regime’s crimes is understandable. But unless Sudan grapples with its past, it risks trading one corrupt dictatorship for another.

Case Watch: UK Supreme Court Provides Gateway for Zambian Farmers and Corporate Accountability

May 3, 2019 Erika Dailey

The UK Supreme Court has given poor Zambian claimants the right to sue a global mining behemoth in English courts.

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.