President Joseph Kabila and his relatives have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of Congo’s economy. Is that why he won’t step down?
Little known in the West, the paralytic disease konzo has inflicted polio-life symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo and other African countries.
Makorobondo "Dee" Salukombo, founder and coach of Project Kirotshe, explains the impact that this running program has on a group of youth in eastern Congo.
We have about three weeks to prevent central Africa's yellow fever outbreak from sweeping through Asia.
The Northern Corridor is an economic artery for six East African Countries. Those countries have an ambitious plan to make it safer for truckers.
Health experts in Africa struggle to contain a massive outbreak of the deadly mosquito-borne infection.
A team of young runners in Congo overcome challenges of everyday life caused by years of war and conflict.
Conflict continues to cause rampant poverty and despair in Kirotshe, Congo. Beatrice Kamuchanga, 19, overcomes challenges of life there and prepares to run the 5000 meter race in the 2016 Olympics.
Filmmaker Fiona Lloyd-Davies remembers Masika, a survivor of multiple rapes, who helped thousands of others in the DRC, where rape was used as a weapon of war.
Australian-listed mining companies have funded atrocities in African countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A multimedia slideshow exposes some of the worst injustices.
"If you want to develop the country, protect the women, educate them," says Dr. Jo Lusi, advocate of holistic medicine, orthopedic surgeon and founder of HEAL Africa, Goma's premier teaching hospital.
Pulitzer Center grantee Justin Catanoso reports on how one scientist is making a difference in the fight against climate change.
An investigation into the business and financial links of Congo's President Joseph Kabila as he clings to power, throwing the country into a constitutional crisis.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
Konzo, a disease associated with irreversible paralysis It is caused by improperly processed or hastily prepared cassava, which can retain cyanide.
How close are we to a yellow fever pandemic?
Over the past two decades fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has torn through the region, leaving widespread poverty and hopelessness. Project Kirotshe helps one community rebuild hope through a youth running program.
Crashes by heavy commercial vehicles not only lead to loss of lives but also have a negative impact to the economy in East Africa.
A scientific detective story that crisscrosses the globe, tracing the origins of HIV and its lessons for today.
For two decades, the eastern Congo has been ravaged by civil war. Can a former U.S. senator help bring peace?
UN enforcement of "responsibility to protect" has too often focused more on protecting UN troops than civilian populations. In eastern Congo UN military leaders are talking—and taking—a tougher line.
Children in the DRC who have lost families, homes and schools prove to be resilient as well as vulnerable. Arts, sports and vocational training help them to re-connect and start life anew.
With suffering in Congo unabated, a series of multimedia projects examines a ‘conflict-free’ tin mine and investigates the mass rape of civilians during the November 2012 rebellion.
Armed militias running illegal poaching and mining rackets and backed by a powerful army general come into conflict with conservation efforts—and the local population bears the brunt of the fallout.
Photojournalist Neil Brandvold investigates the paralytic disease Konzo that has inflicted polio-life symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Meet Beatrice Obwocha, a Kenyan journalist reporting on road safety.
Journalists Eleanor Bell and Will Fitzgibbon discuss the process behind "Fatal Extraction," the ICIJ investigation about Australian mining companies in Africa.
Pulitzer Center editor Kem Knapp Sawyer opened the Global Classrooms Model UN conference with a talk on child soldiers—and on programs aimed at helping them find "the resilience to begin again."
Journalist Pete Jones discusses his reporting from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Fiona Lloyd-Davies has reported on Eastern Congo since 2011. Here she discusses the twin aims of her new project, assessing the aftermath of a mass rape and efforts to establish conflict-free mines.
Some of the biggest criticisms of international aid are coming from self-reflective aid workers who question their role and the role of their employers in developing nations.
This week: the far reaches of President Kabila's Kleptocracy, refugees born without a nation, and the forgotten story of Latin America's Schindler.
Daniel Socha tells of program where kids' school fees paid if they participate in running club. One of those runners: a soft-spoken young 19-year-old woman who represented the DRC in 2016 Olympics.
Student Fellow Daniel Socha reports on how the DRC's Olympic runners are giving back at home.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
Vote for the Fiona Lloyd-Davies documentary for the 2015 favorite in the World Humanitarian Awards.
Reporters in one of the largest ever journalistic collaborations in Africa spent months unearthing court records and hushed-up government audits to tell human stories of mining's impacts in Africa.
Furthering its mission to support freelance journalists and top quality foreign reporting, the Pulitzer Center announces its Catalyst Fund.
Scientific detective timeline tracing the origins of HIV nominated for best science website.
Executive Director Jon Sawyer and Contributing Editor Kem Knapp Sawyer speak about how the Pulitzer Center is evolving in today's media landscape.
"Rise of the Killer Virus" is a scientific detective story that crisscrosses the globe, finding clues that are rewriting the story of the global pandemic of HIV and revealing startling facts about its
Ending sexual violence is a moral challenge that isn’t confined to a faraway place in Africa.