Millions of South Africans live near or on mine waste, but without proper epidemiological studies to use in court, they remain unable to sue mining companies for potential health implications.
At its centennial mark, Anglo American's international mining empire faces a mixed legacy.
A 21-month investigation unveils never-before-seen statistics on South Africa's mine closure system in which money is held for remediation but is never used as mines are not properly closed.
As the world slowly moves away from coal-fired and other fossil fuel-based electricity generation, South Africa sits at a crossroads in determining its future energy portfolio.
Children are the most susceptible victims of lead poisoning in Kabwe, Zambia, the world's most toxic town.
Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams visited the burn center at largest hospital in Malawi.
In Malawi, women smoke themselves to death—yet only 0.4 percent of women in the country puff cigarettes. Cooking smoke poses a serious public health threat to the country’s female population.
The smoke of cooking fires makes Malawi’s women and children sick, but not everyone can afford an improved cook stove.
A report from South Sudan.
Kabwe, Zambia, is Africa's most toxic city. At its heart lies Black Mountain, where men and children scavenge lead atop a 100-foot-high wasteland created by a century of mining activity.
Kabwe in Zambia has been left with extreme levels of lead pollution after almost a century of metal mining and smelting, harming generations of children.
Almost a century of lead mining and smelting has poisoned generations of children in the Copperbelt town of Kabwe in Zambia.
Seven years ago, Milton Ochieng' became the first person from his village in Kenya to receive a college scholarship in the United States. There was only one problem: His family could not afford the airfare. So neighbors in Lwala sold their cows, took out personal loans and raised nine hundred...
Jeffrey Barbee set off Across The Great Divide with boat maker/Captain Andre Watson and first mate Deon Tulleken, exposing the most striking hot-spots of biodiversity in the Atlantic Ocean before they disappear. It's the first of a series of journeys undertaken by the video journalist to highlight climate change...
Gabriel Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol, Southern Sudanese "Lost Boys" in the U.S., were forced to flee Sudan as children when their villages were attacked in 1987, finding safety for a time in a refugee camp in Ethiopia until needing to flee once more, this time to Kakuma...
U.S.-backed Ethiopian troops grabbed headlines in late 2006, invading Somalia to drive the Islamic Courts Union from power. Less known is the Addis government's massive persecution of its own people.
It is true that Ethiopia is at war — with itself. For more than a century Ethiopian...
Before the Mozambican civil war, Gorongosa National Park was among the top destinations in Africa, with a higher concentration of animals than on the famed Serengeti Plain. But during the war, soldiers and other poachers killed these vast herds, planted landmines and destroyed the park's infrastructure. By the 1990s,...
Several Vermont high school students traveled to Rwanda in December 2006 to meet with teenagers orphaned by AIDS. The six students and adults from two schools filmed, photographed and interviewed Rwandan teenagers participating in a program aimed at helping them become financially independent.
The program, based in the Rwandan...
Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo have resulted in millions of Congolese lives lost, while benefiting the trade of small arms and valuable minerals like coltan.
In Zimbabwe, growing political and economic instability has put unprecedented pressure on the country's environment. Deforestation, poaching and unsustainable resource exploitation are destroying what was once among the best-managed park systems in Africa. As a result, people who depend on the country's natural resources - either for day- to-day...
Reporter Stephanie Hanes and photographer Jeffrey Barbee traveled around Rwanda to look at the lasting impact of choices made about the environment during conflict. The Rwandan genocide of 1994 left an estimated 800,000 people dead, and helped destabilized central Africa. In the face of this human catastrophe, few people...
As the world watches Darfur to the West, government harassments in East Sudan have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes. Like their counterparts in Darfur, eastern rebels complain that successive governments in Khartoum have left their region under-developed, whilst exploiting its natural resources.
East Sudan is...
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center executive director, traveled to Sudan in early 2006 to investigate the effectiveness of the African Union's peacekeeping mission in Darfur.
Professor and author Peter Chilson discusses his reporting for upcoming Pulitzer Center-Foreign Policy borderlands e-book on Mali strife.
This Week in Review: Global Goods, Local Costs
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Exxon Mobil’s multi-billion dollar Liquefied Natural Gas project in Papua New Guinea.
Fellow Ruth Moon Places First for Magazine News Religion Report of the Year.
Paul Salopek is about to begin a seven-year walk around the world--what would you like to ask him?
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting about the harsh reality of the shrimp industry.
The 2012 Photocrati Fund honors the work of Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Sean Gallagher.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Nicaragua's political discord to iPhone photos of ordinary life in Africa.
Daniel Grossman's first TED ebook, "Deep Water," explores sea-level rise and climate change while making innovative use of a new interactive platform.
Richard Mosse's "Infra" images and book are being praised across the art and photography worlds.
Pulitzer Center Director of Development and Outreach Ann Peters highlights this week's reporting from Haiti to Algeria.
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer highlights this week's reporting from the Ivory Coast, South Sudan and Burma.