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A women’s fund in Mali

11/21/2011 | Kaidia Samaké

A note on the wall of a local restaurant in Mali. Women have a hard time getting credit, so housewives have formed an association to provide loans for women - Sven Torfinn | Panos

An association of housewives from Gwelekoro all pay a small amount each week. The money can be given as small loans for women in Mali, where it can be difficult for women to get loans or funding.

Blockade sends food prices soaring

10/24/2011 | Takhelchangbam Ambravati

Tangkhul Women in colourful dress

Food prices in Manipur have more than doubled as groups have blocked the highways, preventing deliveries of essential commodities and medicines.

Food price hikes lead to more hunger in cities

10/12/2011 | Panos London

Inside a Kampala Slum

In response to recent reports on food security and concerns about famine, Panos London today launched a new case study series, Hungry in the City, which investigates the effects of food price hikes and rising inflation on people’s ability to find food for themselves and their families.

Wind powers Kenya’s growth

09/29/2011 | Evelyn Kahungu

An elderly member of the Turkana community stands in a field which has not produced since 1997 due to lack of water - Frederic Courbet / Panos Pictures

Salima village lies onthe main route to Loiyangalani, allowing women and children to beg for food and water from passing traffic. There is very little in this remote, arid area of Kenya. Yet there is one thing in abundance in this desolate spot: wind.

Relay workshops update

09/12/2011 | Tania Ghosh

Workshops held by Relay help improve reporting on research. This blog looks at two workshops held in August in East Africa.

Cheating agents cut out of cotton deals

09/07/2011 | Orton Kiishweko

A farmer admires his cotton fields that have been supported by contract farming.

Being cheated by agents – middlemen who buy farmers’ cotton and sell it on to ginneries, where cotton is processed into lint for export – is one of the many hardships of being a cotton farmer in Tanzania.

Dams and development

03/30/2011 | Panos London

The topic guide considers areas of potential conflict between countries, concerns over policy guidelines regarding dam building and the socio-economic impact of displacement.

Protestors, power and mega-dams

03/25/2011 | Tania Ghosh

Mega-dams have caused controversy around the world. The Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric project, being constructed in Arunachal Pradesh, North-east India is no exception.

Uganda’s elections: a game of football?

02/18/2011 | Richard Kavuma

Richard M Kavuma offers a compelling insight into the Ugandan election campaign of February 2011, which Yoweri Museveni won by 68% of the vote, asking whether the best team is going to win, or whether it’s simply a case of the match being rigged.

Reporting tax research in Kenya

01/20/2011 | Panos London

Panos London and Panos Eastern Africa worked with two main partners to convene a workshop for researchers, CSOs and Kenyan media representatives at Lake Naivasha in Kenya on 15–17 November 2009. The first of these partners was CommGAP, a global programme at the World Bank which promotes the use of communication in governance reform programmes….

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