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Burkina Faso

Our Cotton Colonies

Following a T-shirt's supply chain from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall—and back again.

The Path of Cotton

Article about the Global path of cotton in the Saturday supplement of the biggest Slovenian daily Delo

Picking Cotton in Burkina Faso

What would change for farmers in Burkina Faso who rely on manual labor if they knew they were competing against farmers in the U.S. who use machines for pressing cotton bales?

Tarnished: The True Cost of Gold

On Feb. 14, the Pulitzer Center releases its newest e-book on the environmental and human prices of gold mining. Whether this resource is produced in a way that is fair to all is very much up to us.

The Cost of Gold in Burkina Faso: Holes

To get at the gold beneath the soil in Burkina Faso, miners sink deep pits far below the surface. The work is dirty and dangerous. Many who toil in the underground darkness are children.

April 28, 2013

The Cost of Gold: Child Labor in Burkina Faso

Larry C. Price

In just a quarter century, one of the world's poorest countries has transformed itself into Africa's fourth-largest producer of gold. But at what cost to the children who labor in the mines?

This Week: Childhood Betrayed

We are excited to announce that our award-winning e-books, "In Search of Home" and "Voices of Haiti," are now available on Amazon.

This Week: Midas in Burkina Faso

Over the last two decades, Burkina Faso has emerged as Africa’s fourth largest exporter of gold, creating an ever-expanding army of child laborers.

This Week in Review: Escape From Timbuktu

Tom Hundley shares this weeks reporting on the rare manuscripts smuggled from inside Timbuktu's hallowed libraries, child laborers in Burkina Faso and a conflict free tin mining initiative in the DRC.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.