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World Faces Global Sand Shortage

Sand is the key ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out. Vince Beiser talks about the crisis with Morning Edition's David Greene.   

Pathway to Peril

Scientists worry the next devastating disease could be born where animals and humans mix in a Third World slum – then cross the globe. Zika may have been a preview.

Pulitzer Center Launches 'To End AIDS'

Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: To End Aids featuring stories, photographs and video by our grantees. Also included: a timeline, interactive maps, a glossary, and resources.

Ending AIDS: Behind the Scenes

The "Ending AIDS" project covers efforts to end AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States, focusing on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Kenya, San Francisco, New York and Atlanta. This slideshow takes a behind-the-scenes look at the people Jon Cohen met along the way and the places he visited.

June 06, 2016

Truck Crashes Dent East Africa Economy

Beatrice Obwocha

Crashes by heavy commercial vehicles not only lead to loss of lives but also have a negative impact to the economy in East Africa.

April 08, 2016

How Al Shabaab Keeps Kenya in Its Crosshairs

Zach Fannin, Nick Schifrin

A rare, detailed look at one of the world’s most important battles against terrorism. PBS NewsHour goes on the front lines as Al Shabaab tries to terrorize and recruit inside of Kenya.

January 22, 2016

In Limbo: Kenya’s Exodus to Europe

Wairimu Michengi

As more Africans risk their lives trying to leave their homelands, people in one area of rural Kenya rely on a woman who has built a career on safely transporting them to Europe.

December 23, 2015

Kenya Abandons the Northeast to Al Shabab

Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson

Al Shabab targeted non-Somali Kenyans in the northeast, sending them fleeing to safer parts of Kenya. Now the region must stand on its own.

September 25, 2014

Saving Kenya’s Mothers

Paul Nevin, Adiba Khan

Kenya continues to lose 7,000 mothers to preventable deaths each year. If the solutions are known, why has there been so little progress in saving their lives?

July 30, 2014

Black Gold in the Cradle of Mankind

Jessica Hatcher, Marc Hofer, Guillaume Bonn

Turkana in Kenya’s arid north is the most important place you’ve likely never heard of, quintessential to understanding mankind. Now, Turkana has oil. Is it a pending resource-curse catastrophe?

March 09, 2012

Statelessness: A Human Rights Crisis

Stephanie Hanes, Greg Constantine

From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.

December 07, 2011

The Promise of Life: Reproductive Choice in Africa

Jina Moore, Jake Naughton, Alexis Okeowo, Nathalie Applewhite, Mae Azango, Estelle Ellis, Ken Opala, Sam Olukoya

This reporting initiative partners African and US journalists to explore critical challenges in reproductive health and family planning—and what they mean for life, death and socio-economic stability.

Meet the Journalist: Peg Tyre

"Bridge International Academies" is a for-profit company that seeks to educate some of the world’s poorest children. Its Silicon Valley investors call it “revolutionary.” Others are skeptical.

Another Win for "The End of AIDS?"

Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Privatizing Education in Africa

This week: for-profit schools in the most impoverished places; identifying bodies from the U.S.-Mexico border; and age-based asylum in Sweden.

To End AIDS: Addressing Community Needs

Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.

Exploring Downstream: Water Resources

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.

A Right to Water for Everyone?

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...