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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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Where Are the 47 Political Exiles Sent by Nigeria to Cameroon?

April 24, 2018 Chidi Odinkalu, Tem Fuh Mbuh

A vicious conflict in the Cameroon region has led to the secret detention and disappearance of 47 political exiles—who, in a breach of international law, were sent back to the country by Nigeria.

Legal Troubles in Spain Loom for Equatorial Guinea’s Autocratic Ruler

January 5, 2018 Ken Hurwitz

The leading Spanish newspaper El Pais has reported that a long-running police investigation has exposed a series of corrupt arms deals carried out between Equatorial Guinea and Ukraine.

How Data Is Helping in the Struggle for the Right to Education in South Africa

December 8, 2017 Allison Corkery

Winning a court ruling alone was not enough to ensure that schoolchildren in the impoverished Eastern Cape province of South Africa have decent desks and chairs.