Villagers, lured by new jobs and rich rewards for selling their land, now face poverty and heartbreak as claims of corruption engulf a £2.5bn transport project.
Persecution and hardship in the Oromia region drive tens of thousands of migrants each year to cross the Red Sea from Djibouti, in a bid to reach the Gulf.
The Nile serves as a lifeline to millions of people across East Africa and Egypt but is under threat from population growth, pollution and climate change.
Helen Epstein discusses her new book, U.S. foreign policy, and Ethiopian politics with ESAT host Abebe Gellaw.
We spent a week following the rail from Addis Ababa, where China is leading an urban renaissance, to Djibouti, where it's building its first overseas military base.
The first in a series of reports on a massive program of Chinese investment that is reshaping Africa.
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.
A new railway embodies the high modernist aspirations of the Ethiopian government. But a journey from Addis Ababa to the coast reveals the often painful consequences of a grand infrastructure drive.
Across Africa, the era of U.S. and European hegemony is ending. As China fills the gap, the continent is changing in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
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.
Journalist Tom Gardner discusses a two-part series of articles exploring Ethiopia's so-called "development state" and the crisis of expectations driving mass protest and exodus.
Tom Gardner discusses his reporting as he follows the railway from Addis Ababa to the Djibouti coast examining efforts of the Ethiopian government to use grand infrastructure to develop a poor region.
Journalists Noah Fowler and Jonathan Kaiman discuss their three-part series on China's growing role in Africa.
Why did the BBC and three photographers think yet another Nile trip was important? Watch this clip of a dishevelled, sleep-deprived journo to find out.
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."
This week: discussing a documentary on child marriage, examining religion and culture's interplay with environmentalism in China, and celebrating our award-winning student fellows.
6th grade students at Macfarland Middle School learned about close observation, caption-writing, and visual literacy in a two-day, bilingual "Walk Like a Journalist "workshop.
This week: The overlap of Beijing's economic and geopolitical goals, the rise of chronic diseases in violent regions, and grantee Dan Grossman discusses the art of covering climate change.
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.
Stephanie Sinclair's documentary short is an investigation of child marriage and a call to action. In this lesson, students view the film and discuss root causes of child marriage and solutions,...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.
This is a multi-week unit on water rights and access. Students examine the causes of water shortages across the globe and explore solutions to ensure that all people have access to clean, safe...
This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.
The hungriest people in Africa are its farmers. Africa is one of the largest continents in the world and farming is the biggest way to obtain financial means and food.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be used.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be...
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.