Desertification, overpopulation and climate change continue to have an impact on the health of the Nile as it passes through Sudan.
Less rain and higher temperatures mean herders in Algeria are increasingly struggling to make ends meet.
The Nile serves as a lifeline to millions of people across East Africa and Egypt but is under threat from population growth, pollution and climate change.
The U.N. and independent watchdog groups worry the obscure conflict could flare into all-out war and even genocide.
Ndele is firmly under control of the FPRC armed group. The rebels have brought stability and something akin to services as conflict grips the rest of the country. But is everyone happy?
Science Magazine’s Richard Stone talks about his experiences traveling the world and reporting on international efforts to improve nuclear security.
Migrants who fail to reach Europe face humiliation, isolation, and impoverishment at home.
Are naval search-and-rescue operations saving migrants’ lives—or just encouraging them to take greater risks?
Europe has outsourced the dirty work of border control to Libyan militias. In doing so, it has turned African migrants into commodities to be captured, sold, and traded like slaves.
They’re migrants’ only chance of making it safely across the Sahara. They’re also outlaws engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Niger’s military.
The human-smuggling route across the Sahara may have been the deadliest on Earth. Then the EU paid Niger’s army to shut it down — and made it even more treacherous.
Europe is expelling thousands of Africans. To one Malian deportee, that looks like a recipe for revolution.
Although Algeria is a low emitter of greenhouse gasses, environmental changes like lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and longer cycles of drought have slashed profits for Algerian sheepherders.
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
Fine sand is fast disappearing along Lagos coastlines due to unchecked dredging activities. Miners continue with this endeavour despite the environmental impact on Lagos communities.
For LGBTQ Ugandans, the infamous 'Kill The Gays' bill brought not only unexpected benefits in the form of foreign funding and support, but also a violent backlash among the general public.
As the Central African Republic slips back into chaos, the government is mostly powerless to intervene. Armed groups hold the power. Here's what happens—and who steps in—when state authority is absent.
An extraordinary collaboration between U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists is setting the stage for greater cooperation between the two countries in addressing security threats.
South African wildlife sits on the brink of disaster as rhinos continue to be poached. With so much at stake, villagers fight to protect the keystone species, resources, and the tourism industry.
In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.
Across Africa, the era of U.S. and European hegemony is ending. As China fills the gap, the continent is changing in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
The Moroccan government is considering an end to its 30-year experiment with Arabic-only education. Are students and teachers ready and willing to return to French?
Morocco is on the verge of transformation, maneuvering to be a financial and political leader in Africa and hub for tolerant Islam. Will a divided society go along with its liberal king?
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.
Journalists Noah Fowler and Jonathan Kaiman discuss their three-part series on China's growing role in Africa.
How does a country fail? Peter Gwin spent three years traveling to the Central African Republic to look at how a rebellion destroyed the nation and what's happened to its wealth of resources.
Why did the BBC and three photographers think yet another Nile trip was important? Watch this clip of a dishevelled, sleep-deprived journo to find out.
Bukola Adebayo discusses the environmental impact of sand dredging along Lagos coastlines, the socio-economic challenges, and the relationship to violations of land and property rights.
Jahd Khalil discusses his reporting on Egypt's infrastructure problem and what that means for Egypt's cities and the environment.
"Bridge International Academies" is a for-profit company that seeks to educate some of the world’s poorest children. Its Silicon Valley investors call it “revolutionary.” Others are skeptical.
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.
This week: A deep dive into the complexities of European migration, our grantees win an Emmy, and how the Internet hurt Myanmar overnight.
Another big win PBS NewsHour, Science, and the Pulitzer Center, for "The End of AIDS?" Finding new ways to tell stories that matter on issues that affect us all.
Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill celebrate the many projects that stemmed off their Everyday Africa initiative including the local iteration, Everyday DC.
This week: The U.S.'s troublesome alliances with African dictators, Pulitzer tackles homophobia through NewsArts, and the true meaning of the Iraqi Kurdish referendum.
The team that made "To End AIDS?" received a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
This week: Keeping nuclear material out of the hands of terrorists, a disappearing collaboration between fishermen and dolphins, and trauma specialists heal after ISIS.
The documentary will be airing on August 16th and August 30 on 5 stations in Native American Communities and 15 PBS stations across the country.
This week: The overlap of Beijing's economic and geopolitical goals, the rise of chronic diseases in violent regions, and grantee Dan Grossman discusses the art of covering climate change.
This week, Nathalie Bertrams' work from her project on cookstoves in Malawi will be featured on the Pulitzer Center Instagram account.
Pulitzer Center-supported PBS NewsHour series wins a 2017 Communication Award from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The six-part PBS NewsHour series evaluates the state of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, asking whether we can soon end the disease.
Jason Stearns, director of the Congo Research Group, discusses a comprehensive report that documents the network of business interests of the Congo's President and his extended family.
Students learn about the politics and policies of nuclear security by exploring the U.S.-North Korea and U.S.-China relationships.
Lesson 2/7. In this lesson, students begin to identify subjects for their Everyday DC project, using Everyday Africa photos as a model.
Lesson 1/7. This lesson introduces students to Everyday Africa and the Everyday DC unit through interactive activities.
This lesson, designed for journalists and journalism students, uses the film "Facing Risk" to guide a conversation about the impact of reporting dangerous stories on journalists and their families.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
This lesson introduces students to the individual experiences of child soldiers as well as larger issues like the impact of war on children through reporting on Boko Haram.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Use reporting on Zambia’s lead mines by Damian Carrington and Larry C. Price to explore the causes, effects and responses to toxic lead poisoning.
Students analyze why religions have internal conflicts and discuss whether these conflicts are truly religious in nature.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This lesson introduces students to Paul Salopek's Out of Eden walk and asks students to write a journalistic "milestone" describing their surroundings.