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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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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.

Q&A: Defending the Right to Protest in South Africa

December 6, 2018

Despite its place in the country’s constitution, the right to peacefully protest in South Africa is often abridged. Here’s what the civil society group Right2Protest is doing to end this injustice and protect this key right.