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Reframing Africa’s story

06/22/2012 | Tim Williams

Panos London’s senior media advisor took part in a debate on the African Diaspora media. Panellists and the audience discussed the role the African Diaspora media has to play in challenging the traditional narrative of Africa as a place of war, poverty and hunger.

HIV, discrimination and Islam

06/20/2012 | Clodagh Miskelly

Siphiwe Hlophe, founder of Swaziland Positive Living, stands next to a giant elevated ribbon, made with over 6,000 red flowers representing the number of people that die every day of AIDS related illnesses - Steve Forrest | Panos Pictures

One woman living with HIV talks about the importance of her faith in living with her condition and the challenges of tackling stigma and discrimination amongst Muslims.

‘I was born a Leo’

06/19/2012 | Clodagh Miskelly

I was born a Leo - Panos London

An interview and photography slideshow looking at one woman’s experience about trying to find work while living with HIV. She describes the feeling of vulnerability that she encounters, even in such innocuous situations as taking a bus ride.

Discrimination at the clinic

06/18/2012 | Clodagh Miskelly

Tell us about the first time you went to get tested - Panos London

A young African gay man talks about what happens when you go to get tested for HIV. He challenges the appropriateness of some of the questions he finds discriminatory and can stop African men from getting tested.

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.

Gender equality in Rwanda from the grassroots up

05/30/2012 | Didier Bikorimana

Farmers with the fruit trees they have been given by the organisation SDA (Service au Developpement des Association) - Dieter Telemans | Panos Pictures

Women are rebuilding Rwanda from the grassroots to the highest tiers of parliament. Local journalist Didier speaks to grassroots leaders, university academics, schoolgirls and charity leaders to find out what has changed since 1994 and how they see their future.

Mali rebellion stirs fear in rural villages

05/28/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

Armed Tuareg man herding sheep in this remote and insecure area north of Gao - Crispin Hughes | Panos Pictures

As rebel groups in Mali combine to announce an independent Sharia state after the recent Northern coup, Kaidia voices her fears about her future in the south of Mali.

Tunisia’s post-revolution media frustrated by lack of change

05/23/2012 | Tim Williams

At UNESCO’s annual conference to mark World Press Freedom Day - Tim Williams | Panos London

Tim Williams travelled to Tunis to attend UNESCO’s conference marking World Press Freedom Day. He met dissident Bahraini bloggers and young Tunisian journalists, frustrated at the slow pace of change.

When people starve they do things they know are bad for them

05/17/2012 | Kaidia Samaké

Kaidia holds some néré pods - Soumaila T Diarra | Panos London

“We know we are destroying our environment… but we don’t have any choice.”

Primary schooling in Kenya – a parent’s dilemma

05/15/2012 | Audrey Wabwire

Margret Mukoma helps her daughter Michelle with homework - Adrian Gathu | Panos London

This from-the-ground feature explores the impact of corruption on the education system in Kenya, hearing local perspectives from home, from school and from the NGO sector.

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