October 9, 2014 / Untold Stories
Joshua Hammer
A year and a half ago, the world watched crowds cheer as French soldiers liberated Timbuktu and Gao. But the real war was unfolding hundreds of miles away: in a desolate valley called the Ametettaï.
October 3, 2014 / Untold Stories
Joshua Hammer
Abdel Kader Haidara earned much media attention for smuggling 377,000 manuscripts from Timbuktu during Al Qaeda's occupation. The real hero was his nephew, who repeatedly put his life on the line
September 19, 2014 /
Announcing “TB2” the Pulitzer Center’s First Journalism Game!
July 28, 2014 / Untold Stories
Joshua Hammer
Ali Farka Touré and other Malian artists drew inspiration from the Niger, a sinuous waterway that has supported life for thousands of years. Now that Al Qaeda is gone, the music has returned.
July 23, 2014 / Untold Stories
Joshua Hammer
A journey by road, ferry, and military plane across northern Mali reveals the scars of the jihadist occupation—and signs of a still-smoldering conflict.
July 7, 2014
Amelia Warshaw, Amy Maxmen, Kathleen E. McLaughlin, Diksha Bali
Inadequate medical care, substandard sanitation, and counterfeit drugs are just some of the reasons why malaria continues to claim millions of lives worldwide. Could chemoprevention be the answer?
June 30, 2014 / The New York Times
Amy Maxmen
Several African countries are preemptively treating children for malaria after trials found the measure drastically lowers deaths. Will on-the-ground results be as promising?
May 27, 2014
Tom Hundley
In February, Pulitzer Center grantee Josh Hammer boarded a UN flight to Kidal, becoming the first journalist to visit the bleak outpost in the Malian desert since last November.
May 22, 2014 / The New York Review of Books
Joshua Hammer
Josh Hammer documents a deteriorating situation in Mali following the 2012 coup and subsequent takeover by Islamic militants of a large chunk of the country’s north.
Image by Joshua Hammer. Mali, 2014.
April 25, 2014
Joshua Hammer
In 2012, Jihadists occupied two-thirds of Mali, creating the world's most dangerous terrorist sanctuary. This is the story of how it happened, and how a few brave individuals tried to outwit them.
April 25, 2014 / National Geographic
Joshua Hammer
The librarian revived interest in Mali's illustrious past...then had to save it from jihadists.
March 11, 2014
Amy Maxmen
In Mali children are given anti-malarials to prevent the disease. Use on a large scale is leading to drug-resistant strains of malaria, yet health workers say the benefits outweigh the risks.
December 2, 2013 / Humanosphere
Amy Maxmen
Despite bed-nets, insecticides and treatments, malaria continues to kill hundreds of thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa. Health officials are reviving an old measure to prevent the disease.

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