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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

In Zambia’s Contentious Election, the EU Finds a New Challenge

August 12, 2016 Bram Dijkstra 4

The election in Zambia—a country with 25 years of peaceful democratic consolidation—is a chance for the EU to show it still has serious clout as a foreign policy actor.

Liberia’s Next Generation Finds Room to Grow

July 27, 2016 Tina Hyder, Massa Crayton 8

Despite an array of life-threatening challenges, young children in Liberia are finding support in a country that’s making strides in early childhood development.

Ugandans Find a Reason to Vote in Their Rigged Elections

July 27, 2016 Rita Nalumansi 7

Despite the questionable accuracy of the results, many Ugandans who voted in this year’s election felt they were casting a ballot in favor of democracy itself.

Open Society People

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