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Can ICTs bring about social change in Africa?

06/14/2012 | Lilly Peel

The Arab Spring created a renewed buzz around the role ICTs and social media play in social change. Panos London’s Clodagh Miskelly and Tim Williams are attending a conference to explore how new technologies are being used in Africa.

Celebrating International Mountains Day

12/11/2011 | Siobhan Warrington

Caring for flocks in the high pastures above Shimshal village, July 2000 - David Butz | Panos London

It is nine years since the International Year of Mountains (2002) when Panos London launched the Mountain Voices website, an online archive of testimonies from some 300 men and women living in mountain communities from 10 countries.

From soldier to civilian: the challenge of reintegration

09/21/2010 | Panos London

Overview Armed conflict is an all too familiar theme for journalists in many parts of Africa and Asia. But what happens when the fighting stops? Do people just put down their guns and go home? Do they even have homes to go to? And how will they make a living and support their families? The…

Ethiopian inequality will widen says climate report

06/14/2010 | Tania Ghosh

A new study predicts the effects of climate change will reduce Ethiopia's economic growth and widen the gap between the country's poorest and richest people by 20 per cent.

From Sahel to New York video

02/10/2010 | Panos London

In 2009 Panos London took an exhibition of photographs and testimonies to the 17th Policy Review session of the UN Commission for Sustainable Development. This short film documents the exhibition, and the photographs, and also highlights how people responded.

Ethiopia’s critical food aid shortfall

07/08/2008 | Tesfalem Waldyes

The G8 says it will tackle food security. But in Ethiopia where millions face hunger, donors have given only a third of the aid money needed.

Arima: punishment from God

09/01/2007 | Panos London

As a child Arima tended cattle, making butter to sell in the market. Now she is 65 and the cattle have been lost “due to invasion by Somalis and drought”, as well as being more vulnerable to disease. She also observes that people are far less healthy now that they lack milk and other animal…

Chuqulisa: love is lacking

09/01/2007 | Panos London

Chuqulisa is divorced and supports her six children by selling firewood. Her land has been reclaimed by the community but she doesn’t mind, as this change is part of local conservation efforts. She says life in the past and life now are “incomparable”. In her view, the drought has been caused by the increase in…

Diramo: tied to our cattle

09/01/2007 | Panos London

Diramo, who is 70, remembers a time when grass was “the height of a person” and cattle gave plenty of milk. Despite current hardships she is “happy with everything,” particularly with her marriage, children and grandchildren. Her only regret is that she did not have an education. She explains that her community first learned to…

Duba: solutions to problems

09/01/2007 | Panos London

Duba has two wives and 12 children. He remembers a time when raising cattle was productive, but today his community struggles to buy basic necessities. Now” the quantity of milk that we get from a hundred cows… is almost the same as the amount that we got from a single cow in the old days.”…

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