South Africa's mining industry is slowly abandoned, a trend captured in this photo essay for Johannesburg's Saturday Star newspaper.
Day in and day out, Malawian women are at risk cooking on open fires and polluting stoves.
Despite bountiful gold, diamonds, uranium, the Central African Republic has been mired in civil war and the legacy of colonization.
Ben Taub talks about his journey to uncover human trafficking in this video.
Land in South Africa is often owned communally, a fact which international mining houses exploit by cutting deals with traditional authorities.
Leslie Roberts captures life in Nigeria for internally displaced people coping with the effects of Boko Haram.
In one of the world's least recognized crises, hunger amplifies disease for millions fleeing the violence of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.
A 19-month investigation exposes South Africa's failure to stop the ongoing pollution from coal mines that have been shut down.
About 13 percent of South Africa is still held as communal land. International mining houses often cut deals with leaders of these lands to get access for new operations.
As in many parts of the world, the painful ritual persists in Ethiopia despite official bans. But community conversations can help — in multiple ways.
NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Ben Taub about the reporting process for a story on human trafficking across the Sahara and the Mediterranean.
Every year, thousands of teen-agers from one city in Nigeria risk death and endure forced labor and sex work on the long route to Europe.
Terrorized by Boko Haram for years, millions of people in northeastern Nigeria have fled to crowded camps and cities and are suffering from a deadly combination of severe malnutrition and infection.
Most African migrants heading to Europe unwittingly follow the ancient caravan routes of the trans-Saharan slave trade. Along the way, many are trafficked, sold, and brutally exploited.
Globally, cooking smoke causes over 4 million deaths per year. Can improved cookstoves save lives, the environment and is the promise of ‘clean cooking’ fulfilled in Malawi?
Smugglers along the trail from East Africa to Europe, through Libya, tend to look after their own. Are former Somali pirates running Somali migrants?
Egypt’s infrastructure has real life costs for its citizens, and requires targeted and accountable investment. Can the government make the right ones?
After years of the raging wars in Iraq and Syria, most people still think the conflicts are about territory and political power. But religious practice and belief have a lot to do with it.
Mass killings, mass rape, ethnic cleansing, starvation and a lack of international will to act against the specter of genocide: A rare look inside the crisis in South Sudan.
From smugglers in Agadez, to factory owners in Turkey, to the Italian and Nigerian mafias in Italy, and small business owners in Greece, people making a killing off the global migrant crisis.
What will happen when Robert Mugabe's 36-year rule in Zimbabwe ends? Will life for millions of his oppressed, destitute countrymen get better—or even worse?
An investigation into the business and financial links of Congo's President Joseph Kabila as he clings to power, throwing the country into a constitutional crisis.
From cotton farms in Burkina Faso to sweatshops in Bangladesh and Romania, a story of the real costs of our globalized economy.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
200 environmental and human rights activists are assassinated each year, according to Global Witness. Fred Pearce investigates the headline-grabbing slayings of three of these activists.
Bozeman, Montana-based journalist Elliott Woods reports on animal poaching and human rights abuses in the Central African Republic in 2016.
Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams reported from Malawi on the perils of cooking smoke and show how "unclean" cooking is causing a global health crisis with huge environmental consquences.
Rachel is a Brooklyn-based freelance science journalist who is writing a book about the illegal wildlife trade. She traveled to Malawi and South Africa to report on the war on poaching.
Kira Zalan traveled to Sudan to report on radicalization, a problem for many communities in different regions of the African continent.
Journalist Geneive Abdo reports from Egypt, where despite an insignificant Shi'a presence, there is growing alarm among Sunni religious figures about the Shi’a threat.
Michael Scott Moore investigates the involvement of former Somali pirates on the East African migrant trail.
Journalist Amy Maxmen traveled to Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, where girls under age 20 are being infected by HIV at alarming rates.
Meta Krese and Jost Franko discuss today’s globalized economy by connecting growers of cotton from Burkina Faso, the garment industry in Bangladesh, and European consumers.
Who will succeed Robert Mugabe—and who will be given the coveted grave site next to his own?
Meet journalist Mark Olalde who is investigating the costs of abandoned mines and the active minerals extraction industry in South Africa.
Photojournalist Neil Brandvold investigates the paralytic disease Konzo that has inflicted polio-life symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Neil Brandvold takes over @PulitzerCenter Instagram with project, Konzo in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Filmmakers and performers from "Circus Without Borders" visited schools in Winnipeg, Manitoba in March, 2017.
Amy Toensing visited Guilford College to present her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "A World of Widows."
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Jon Cohen discussed his reporting on HIV/AIDS with University of Michigan students.
This week: the incredible migrant trail of one woman, Bangladesh's toxic leather tanneries, and the Maldives losing battle agains climate change and losing democracy.
Cynthia Gorney discussed her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic project, "For Widows, Life After Loss" at the University of Texas at Austin.
The International Consortium for Journalists, Elliott Woods, Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie, and Ben Taub all won 2017 Overseas Press Club Awards.
PBS NewsHour's "The End of AIDS" wins award for excellence in public health reporting by Association for Healthcare Journalists.
Pulitzer Center grantees Daniella Zalcman, Jake Naughton, Xyza Bacani, and Souvid Datta have been featured in Photo District News' 30 List.
Multimedia journalist Carl Gierstorfer won Germany's Grimme award for his documentary, "We Want You to Live."
Pulitzer Center education partner Tracy Crowley writes about how her collaboration on Everyday Africa with the Pulitzer Center changed the way students viewed the world.