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Youth unemployment takes the shine off economic growth

03/01/2006 | Maura Quatorze

Education and vocational skills are essential for young people to find work and improve their quality of life. Education needs to be linked with strategies for creating jobs in Mozambique.

Women of the house

04/12/2005 | Panos London

Rwanda, a country traumatised by its genocide, now has the highest proportion of female MPs in the world. Okao Joel Tema asked Rwandan women whether they have made a difference. 

Girl soldiers rebuild their lives

12/16/2004 | Panos London

Children have paid a heavy price in the conflict in northern Uganda. For some young women who have now escaped, this means returning home with babies fathered by the rebels.  

Child soldiers go back to school

09/27/2004 | Panos London

What happens to child soldiers if they manage to regain their freedom? Gina Wilkinson spoke to young people in Sri Lanka who are trying to resume their education.

HIV cash for Mozambique

02/06/2004 | Ruth Ayisi

Mozambique is set to receive million of dollars in aid this year to fund its new HIV/AIDS strategy. Non-governmental players could ensure the money reaches villages and other needy areas.

Cambodia’s two poverty plans

12/17/2003 | Khieu Kola

Most countries struggle with one – but Cambodia's government has got two poverty plans to put into action, each developed by a different donor.

Saddam Hussein behind bars but Iraqi women still prisoners of fear

12/01/2003 | Nazaneen Rashid

In the chaos of post-war Iraq women and girls are prisoners in their own homes, unable to go to work or school – let alone influence the future course of Iraq.

Soldiers and the after-shocks of war

10/03/2003 | Panos London

Arthur Neslen hears from two former Israeli soldiers how their experiences of fighting in the Occupied Territories changed their lives.  

‘We aren’t hooked on handouts’ challenge Liberian refugees

08/21/2003 | Panos London

There are 45,000 Liberians in Ghana – refugees from the Liberian war that began in 1989. They dispel the myths that refugees are hooked on government and UN handouts.

The phones keep ringing in Somalia

07/22/2003 | Panos London

Twelve years after the overthrow of the Siad Barre government there is no centralised government in Somalia, warlords remain unreconciled and poverty rules. But one thing seems to work – telephones.

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