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Are ICTs empowering women?

02/06/2008 | Machrine Birungi

The cell phone business is thriving in Uganda and many believe the information technology sector at large offers hope for poorer people. But what are women getting out of it? 

Falling in love with mobile money

02/06/2008 | Winnie Onyimbo

In Kenya those wanting to send money have often been stung by steep transaction fees. Now many have begun to take advantage of a system that allows them to send cash via SMS. 

Radio Malaria

02/06/2008 | Arnold Tutu

Malaria is one of the biggest killers worldwide. The Zambia Malaria Foundation is making people aware of its dangers with the help of a community radio station. 

Debt by another name

07/17/2007 | Panos London

Microfinance has been hailed as a powerful weapon against poverty. In Uganda, the small loans business has boomed. But credit that first appears attractive can later become a debt-trap.  

Desperate measures

03/30/2007 | Winnie Onyimbo

In countries where abortion is illegal, women continue to seek it out. The consequences can be devastating. Winnie Onyimbo reports from Nairobi on the effects of incomplete or unsafe abortions. 

Disease in a bottle

03/30/2007 | Winnie Onyimbo

In Nairobi’s Kibera slum, poor people pay a premium for water. Winnie Onyimbo talks to illegal water sellers and asks residents why they risk their health buying contaminated water. 

Love is not evil

03/30/2007 | Panos London

In Uganda opinion is divided on whether to teach young people to abstain from sex or to give them contraceptive advice. Machrine Birungi visited a sexual health clinic for teenagers. 

Being a man in risky times

03/30/2007 | Panos London

Men are less likely to visit health providers than women and far less likely to seek diagnosis for sexually transmitted infections. Arnold Tutu investigates in Zambia.

Health for all?

03/30/2007 | Panos London

In a bid to improve rural health, Zambia has announced the abolition of fees for using health clinics. Arnold Tutu visited the rural district of Chongwe to check on progress.

Pastoralists talk change

02/01/2007 | Panos London

For decades, Maasai land for raising livestock has been taken over by private farms, government projects or wildlife parks. Drought and hunger means Maasai people have been forced to adapt. 

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