For a few weeks, the incredible story of the fake US embassy in Ghana became an international sensation. There was only one problem: None of it was true.
Last year, the U.S. state department said it had uncovered a fake embassy in Accra that had been issuing a stream of forged visas. The story went viral—but all was not as it seemed.
Science Magazine’s Richard Stone talks about his experiences traveling the world and reporting on international efforts to improve nuclear security.
Nuclear physicist Adwoba Edjah has faced down armed thugs as she documents water contamination from illegal mining in Ghana.
A science village—and Ghana's nuclear dreams—are reborn in the wake of a landmark effort in nonproliferation.
Overcoming spying allegations and years of enmity, U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists team up to neutralize proliferation risks around the world.
We heard that Chinese entrepreneurs had sparked a gambling epidemic in Ghana, and found a bigger problem than we imagined.
In 2016, Chinese entrepreneurs began installing slot machines throughout rural Ghana. Critics blame the machines for an apparent epidemic of gambling addiction and other social ills.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jošt Franko was featured on The New York Times Lens Blog for his work on the cotton trade.
The drones will fly birth control pills to women in hard-to-reach villages.
Why do people in Cape Coast, Ghana, not wear shoes? This video explores reasons that range from financial struggles to career choices.
When oil was discovered off the Ghanaian coast in 2007, many citizens thought this would translate into significant economic development. Development has come slower than expected.
The embassy was in a run down colonial building. President Obama's portrait was on the wall. The visas cost $6,000. Only one problem: none of it was real.
An extraordinary collaboration between U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists is setting the stage for greater cooperation between the two countries in addressing security threats.
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.
What happens when we're told to "walk a mile in his shoes" but the child has no shoes? In Ghana this is an everyday reality making harmful diseases more prevalent.
Ghana's offshore oil industry began drilling in 2010, bringing with it significant economic growth. However, history shows that managing oil resources often proves more difficult than expected.
Jessica Edmond, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, examines the effects of media that promote skin bleaching among women and children in Ghana.
A push-pull between Ghana’s residents and its department of waste management has been ongoing—trash bins have been stolen and open defecation is commonplace. A turnaround may be in the works.
Across the world more attention needs to be focused on children's needs so that girls as well as boys will attend school and learn to read, and that all will have safe water and access to healthcare.
In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.
In December 2010, Ghana joined the league of oil-producers, determined to make oil a blessing and not a curse. Christiane Badgley visits Takoradi, a.k.a. Oil City to see how things are going so far.
Reporting from Pulitzer Center journalists and across the blogosphere on food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition around the world.
Every year, thousands of women and young girls migrate from Ghana’s poorer, Muslim north to the major cities of the Christian south. Known as Kayayo, they travel to work as porters in city markets, and spend their days carrying heavy loads for meager wages. Due to a shortage of employment opportunities and money for housing, many end up sleeping on the streets or being coerced into sexual servitude in exchange for shelter.
For over a decade, there existed a fake U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. When the news broke, there were more questions than answers and some officials are convinced it didn't happen.
Journalists Noah Fowler and Jonathan Kaiman discuss their three-part series on China's growing role in Africa.
Lauryn and Janay from School Without Walls in Washington, DC report on Teenage Prostitution in the US.
This week: The story of a fake embassy in Ghana turns out to be—you guessed it—fake, how Sarah Al Suhaimi's meteoric rise through the Saudi business world signals a new era for women, and Poland's contentious debate over abortion rights.
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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.
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
Our 2015 student fellows take on the world.
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.
Too often, the people most affected by poor water sanitation are also those least able to address the issue. Industry, government, and entrenched poverty all stand in the way of access to clean water.
Students journey across the globe to report on issues that matter—from migration to global health and indigenous land rights.
Two Penn students named 2013 Pulitzer Center International Student Reporting Fellows.
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
Multiple Pulitzer Center grantees have been recognized by Pictures of the Year International for their work.
The 2012 Photocrati Fund honors the work of Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Sean Gallagher.
Students learn about the politics and policies of nuclear security by exploring the U.S.-North Korea and U.S.-China relationships.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.