For the past 20 months, the Congo Research Group has documented the vast and eclectic business portfolio of Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and his family.
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.
Jane Ferguson recounts her time on a small UNHCR plane and the dangers South Sudanese face in order to receive aid.
Journalist Jane Ferguson notes the lasting effects of government soldiers and near starvation on one young girl in South Sudan.
Elham Shabahat explores fortress conservation in Rwanda's Akagera National Park—building a wall to conserve wildlife and deter human disturbance.
Photojournalist Neil Brandvold recounts his journey to a village called Kahemba, or "The Town of Suffering," to look for those afflicted by Konzo.
Bridge International Academies—a chain of inexpensive private schools—has plans to revolutionize education for poor children. But can its for-profit model work in the most impoverished places?
Reflections on a local journalist's persistent pursuit of political accountability and public awareness.
The abandonment of South African gold mines—coupled with a high commodity price—has created a network of criminal syndicates operating in abandoned mines around Johannesburg.
Egyptians are building on their farmland. In the short term, it makes sense for farmers to cash out on their small plots, but are they selling off Egypt's future food supply?
The four children, from a fishing village in Nigeria, were among thousands abducted by Boko Haram and trained as soldiers. They learned to survive, but only by forgetting who they were.
The photographer Glenna Gordon accompanied the Nigerian military to regions where Islamist militants have terrorized residents.
The fastest growing chain of schools in the world is a highly controversial for-profit company backed by Silicon Valley investors which promises to educate the poorest of the poor.
In Rwanda, increased floods, droughts, and landslides have caused deaths and destroyed homes. How are mountain gorillas and people living near their habitat impacted by and adapting to climate change?
Years of unmitigated contamination from Zambia's largest lead mine have created a toxic nightmare for the residents of Kabwe, the country's second largest city.
South Sudan is the world’s newest nation but ethnic violence, economic collapse and famine are spiralling. Millions of lives, and the future of the country, are at stake.
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.
Kabwe, Zambia, might be Africa's most toxic city. The lead and zinc mining that began at the dawn of the 20th century is responsible for sickening more than a third of its residents.
Cassandra Vinograd discusses her reporting in South Sudan—the world's newest nation and a country on the brink of collapse.
What happens to children in Nigeria who were abducted by Boko Haram? Sarah Topol discusses the lives of those who have not escaped and are still controlled by the militant Islamist group.
Invisible Children is now on the frontline of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army in eastern and central Africa. New York-based writer David Gauvey Herbert investigates.
Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie report on those profiting from the refugee crisis from smugglers in an outpost on the edge of the Saharan desert to small-time drug dealers in Sicily.
Jane Ferguson, a foreign correspondent for PBS NewsHour, traveled to South Sudan to cover its complicated conflict and humanitarian disaster.
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.
This week: Zika's intercontinental hop, a look inside Russia, and developmental deficiencies from poverty.
Pulitzer grantee Michael Scott Moore talks to CNN about the 977 days he was held hostage by Somali pirates and their reemergence in East 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.
This week: four boys escape from Boko Haram's army; the impact of Venezuela's food shortage on kids; and the debate on whether to use affordable, yet unreliable cancer screening tests in Haiti.
Recent reporting on former Boko Haram child soldiers by grantees Sarah Topol and Glenna Gordon was highlighted by Poynter's James Warren.
For female reporters covering conflict, being pigeonholed to report "women's issues" is one of many unique challenges.
"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.
Property grabs threaten life and livelihood for women around the world.
This week: grappling with the legacy of lead mining.
For a week, the Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.
Nieman Reports wrote about the need for more visual journalists and editors of color and how Everyday Africa addresses this industry-level problem.
Don Belt reflects on teaching college students slow, narrative journalism using Paul Salopek's "Out of Eden" project.