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Africa

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

Zambia Is Pioneering a New Approach to Criminal Justice for People with Disabilities

September 21, 2016 Louise Ehlers 2

Once in the system, people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities can remain trapped forever. Now, a coalition of advocates is altering the landscape.

A Photo Contest Captures Life with Ebola in West Africa

September 19, 2016 Christopher Ifeanyi-Nwanze 1

Traumatized yet resilient, the region is rebounding after the outbreak that claimed 10,000 lives.

Women Who Survived Ebola Find a Space to Rebuild Their Lives

September 16, 2016 Fatou Wurie 2

Two years after the worst health crisis ever to hit West Africa, entrepreneurship, community, and joy are returning to Sierra Leone.

Open Society People

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