Fifteen years ago in Kembatta-Tembaro, Ethiopia, virtually every girl underwent the rite of passage known as FGM. Today the generations-old tradition has been abandoned.
As in many parts of the world, the painful ritual persists in Ethiopia despite official bans. But community conversations can help — in multiple ways.
EU policy has stagnated while illegal migrant routes proliferate.
Bogaletch Gebre cofounded KMG, an organization that’s credited with virtually eliminating female genital mutilation in southern Ethiopia
Attitudes toward female genital mutilation are slowly changing in Ethiopia.
Snapshots of Ethiopians who have participated in KMG's community conversations and changed their minds about female genital mutilation and stopped the long-standing practice.
Bogaletch Gebre has improved millions of lives in Ethiopia one respectful conversation at a time
The Financial Times's Investigations Correspondent Tom Burgis talks with Knowledge@Wharton about his project "The Great Land Rush".
Financial Times journalists Tom Burgis, Michael Peel and Pilita Clark traveled to Ethiopia, Myanmar and Indonesia to look at disputes over the sale and ownership of land.
Across the globe, investors are betting billions on land. Tom Burgis reports from Ethiopia, where a tycoon has planted a vast rice farm in soils tainted by years of conflict.
Peter Schwartzstein, Leyland Cecco, and Jonathan Rashad traveled from Ethiopia's Lake Tana, the White Nile in Sudan, to the Nile Delta in Egypt where the Nile empties into the Mediterranean Sea.
Small-scale Ethiopian farmers are learning to grow crops not just for their own families but also for millions of hungry people in their own country who normally depend on food shipped from the US.
Female genital mutilation affects 200 million girls and women worldwide. But in Ethiopia, Bogaletch Gebre's nonprofit has reduced FGM in one region from 97 percent to 3 percent by working within communities.
A race has begun for one of the world's most precious resources—land. Investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress, but land grabs can upend livelihoods and stir bitter conflict.
While paleontologists push the dates of our origins back in time, agricultural scientists are trying to ensure that humans last long into the future.
The Obama administration is spending $3.5 billion and partnering with multinational corporations to increase food production in 19 of the world's poorest countries.
As Paul Salopek journeys around the world on foot, he will follow the migration pathways of our ancestors who walked out of Africa 50,000 years ago.
Teachers at a middle school in Adama, a town in central Ethiopia, struggle to provide quality education.
Famine and war have pushed tens of thousands of Somali refugees to camps along the Ethiopian border. The crisis is likely to grow worse, straining the resources of aid groups.
Over the past several years, Ethiopia has rapidly become one of the top "sending countries" in international adoption.
Throughout the world, more than 51 million girls below the age of 18 are currently married. This harmful traditional practice spans continents, language, religion and caste.
A country dependent on food aid is also selling off farmland to foreign companies interested in export production for their home markets. How Ethiopia became a leader in this global trend, and what it says about exploitation and self-sufficiency.
In much of the developing world, women spend more time fetching water than any other activity in their day. For more than a billion people, the water they do get is unsafe.
In the U.S., a woman has a 1 in 4,800 chance of dying from complications due to pregnancy or childbirth in her lifetime. In Ethiopia, a woman has a 1 in 27 chance of dying. Hanna shares her experiences and observations in a five-part series on Mothers Of Ethiopia.
The Financial Times' Michael Peel talks about his reporting in Myanmar as part of a special FT series, 'The Great Land Rush.'
Pulitzer Center grantee Kathryn Joyce traveled to Ethiopia to report on the sudden surge in international adoptions--the country's lucrative new "export industry."
Don Belt reflects on teaching college students slow, narrative journalism using Paul Salopek's "Out of Eden" project.
A race for the world's most coveted resource.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
Science journalist Amy Maxmen's 'Turning Back the Clock on Human Evolution' recognized by its inclusion in 2015 anthology.
Journalist's advice to students: Remind yourself science is a human endeavor and personal details make good stories.
In Ethiopia new discoveries of ancient tools are raising questions as to the origins of homo sapiens—and as to our future fate.
"Walking is falling forward." Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek is following our first footsteps, on a seven-year walk around the earth. National Geographic makes the walk its cover story.
Executive Director Jon Sawyer shares the week's reporting— from Congolese soldiers in court to the repercussions of a new law in Chile's waters.
Executive Director Jon Sawyer shares highlights from this week's reporting— trucking across Pakistan, fake drugs in India and more.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares this weeks reporting on the Ethiopian and American parents misled by adoption agencies and the Iowa medics providing healthcare in rural Haiti.
Multiple Pulitzer Center grantees have been recognized by Pictures of the Year International for their work.
Ten Pulitzer Center student fellows will report from abroad on topics such as environmental policy in Thailand, health and nutrition in the United Arab Emirates and gender equality in South Africa.