Amy Yee looks at Molly Melching, the founder of Tostan, a nonprofit based in Senegal.
Molly Melching founded the nonprofit Tostan, known globally for alleviating poverty, as well as for helping to reduce child marriage and female genital cutting in Senegal.
Africa hopes to halt the encroachment of the Sahara with a 4,300-mile wall of trees stretching from Senegal to Djibouti.
The Senegalese Sahel is home to the nomadic Peuhl herders who have witnessed the impact of climate change on their ecosystem. They're looking to the Great Green Wall to slow desertification.
Protest songs by Senegalese rappers have become the unofficial soundtrack of the opposition movement, uniting demonstrators seeking to oust President Abdoulaye Wade.
Hip Hop is playing an important role in Senegal's democratic process—which rapper Red Black makes clear with his song "Na Dem."
Attempts to record goat sounds led Living on Earth's Bobby Bascomb to be invited to tea and dinner with a Peuhl family.
Is the great green wall of trees Africa's answer to the advancing Sahara desert?
For Senegal's Great Green Wall to be a success the government first had to get support from communities living in the region.
Senegal rappers and other musicians are leading a movement for political and social change. One of their goals is to defeat President Abdoulaye Wade's bid for an unconstitutional third term.
When journalists report on vulnerable populations do the same rules apply in all cases and in all cultures?
The Senegalese hip-hop community, led by rapper Red Black, is rallying behind the opposition movement.
Senegal’s hip-hop artists are voicing their nation’s anger and leading a movement to stop President Abdoulaye Wade from staging what they say is a constitutional coup.
The Sahara is steadily advancing south into the Sahel region of Africa, but leaders of 11 African nations hope to plant a Great Green Wall of trees to block the world’s largest desert.
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.
Pulitzer Center grantee Bobby Bascomb visited Senegal to look at the progress of Africa's Great Green Wall, a project aimed at slowing the desertification of the Sahel region.
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
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.
The Pulitzer Center staff share their favorite photos from 2012.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Liberia and Senegal.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Russia to Senegal.
Eight journalists, five countries, one issue: The Pulitzer Center brings together journalists from disparate backgrounds to report on reproductive health in Africa.
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.