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Bangladesh: Reduced to beggars by land dispute

05/11/2009 | Siraj Shahjahan

Disputes over land are the biggest single cause of court cases in Bangladesh. It’s usually the rich and powerful who win. Here one couple describes how they lost their home and their livelihood.

Climate change: a cold front in Jamaica

04/07/2009 | Deleen Powell

Jamaica’s farmers are worried about the weather. High winds, frosts in August and dryer conditions on the tropical island are making it harder to grow crops.

Uganda’s search for eco-friendly fuel

04/07/2009 | Wambi Michael

Ugandans are looking for alternative fuel. Currently, firewood and wood-based-charcoal are the most popular household fuels. But wood for charcoal is becoming scarcer and demand for it has led to soaring prices and created environmental destruction. 

Growing Pains: Fledgling years

03/16/2009 | Panos London

High levels of poverty and HIV push many families to breaking point. What’s the impact on children? 

Growing Pains: A place to grow

03/16/2009 | Panos London

Pre-school education helps children grow holistically. But the quality of provision is patchy – with poor neighbourhoods often missing out.

Growing Pains: A family pulls together

03/16/2009 | Panos London

Lungi Ngidi’s mother died when her daughter was still at school, leaving her future education in jeopardy and Lungi in charge of her brothers and sisters.

Growing Pains: Children left behind and their right to grieve

03/16/2009 | Panos London

Growing up without parents can be traumatic. Children and families may need professional help to express their grief fully but there are often not enough psychological services to support them.

Circumcision revolution

12/17/2008 | Arnold Tutu

How is Zambia's media handling the sensitive subject of male circumcision in the fight against HIV – and are the facts getting through?

Herbal medicine: sorting healing from harm

12/17/2008 | Machrine Birungi

In Uganda, herbal medicines and traditional healers are often met with scepticism from the medical establishment. But is there any evidence that they work?

Carbon cash for forests

12/02/2008 | Panos London

Each year vast areas of the world's remaining forests are lost, increasing global greenhouse gas emissions. Can poor countries profit from keeping their forests and help stop climate change too?

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