August 14, 2014 / GlobalPost
Jessica Hatcher, Marc Hofer
Lake Turkana is the world's biggest desert lake, a vital source of life for humans and animals alike. But its lifeline is about to be cut by a push for development.
July 30, 2014 / The Guardian | Global Development
Jessica Hatcher
Prolonged dry spells push pastoralists to the brink of starvation as food prices soar and cattle raids spiral out of control.
Turkana, Kenya. Image by Guillaume Bonn. Kenya, 2014.
July 30, 2014 /
Jessica Hatcher, Marc Hofer
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?
April 10, 2014 / Untold Stories
Kenneth R. Weiss
Poor nations lag far behind their wealthier counterparts since the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development shifted the global focus from birth control to women's rights.
March 19, 2014 / The Lancet
Samuel Loewenberg
Aid to Kenya responds to the country's recurrent food crises but it fails to address the underlying infrastructure problems that could prevent such emergencies.
January 23, 2014 / The Economist Insights
Roger Thurow
It is Africa’s cruelest irony that her hungriest people are her smallholder farmers. Fortunately, we have seen a reversal of this neglect in recent years.
July 27, 2013 / Untold Stories
Kathleen E. McLaughlin
China's emergence as a new global power has brought pressure to give back as it takes from Africa. Fake drugs and corruption on both sides have thrown a wrench in those plans.
July 27, 2013 / Untold Stories
Kathleen E. McLaughlin
The shores of Lake Victoria, which borders Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, are picturesque, poor and filled with unexpected moments of joy. Still, there's no escape from the fight against malaria.
March 29, 2013
Tom Hundley
The neighborhood of garishly opulent mansions is aptly known to locals as "Cocainebougou," or Cocaine Town. It stands as testament to the sudden collapse of Mali.
February 15, 2013
Meghan Dhaliwal
Photojournalist Micah Albert wins first place in the contemporary issues category in the 56th World Press Photo Contest for his work covering the Dandora dump in Kenya.
January 31, 2013
Micah Albert
Insight: News Network interviews photojournalist Micah Albert about his award-winning Pulitzer Center project "Buried in Dandora" and his career as a photojournalist.
January 11, 2013 / Huffington Post
On the eve of an unimaginably long walk one question nagged journalist Paul Salopek: Should he take his house keys?
January 7, 2013 / Untold Stories
Kathleen E. McLaughlin
Fake and substandard medications threaten the fight against malaria in the Lake Victoria Basin, but attitudes can be just as problematic.

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