The Congo Basin is home to the world’s second-largest rainforest and a unique array of biodiversity. But the ecosystem's remote location cannot protect it from the threat of poaching.
Central African Republic
The Central African Republic has been blighted by a succession of vicious conflicts. Now, a former military attorney-general from the DRC is leading the country's Special Criminal Court.
With peace talks starting this week in Khartoum, a quarter of the population of the Central African Republic have had to leave their homes—some into camps where makeshift teaching facilities offer scant hope to a potentially lost generation.
The fight against militias that roam CAR's displaced persons camps and now persecute the very people they claim to protect.
Raids in central Africa's Chinko Nature Reserve reveal a dark connection between armed groups and the illicit wildlife trade
Rangers in this Central African Republic nature reserve face an array of dangers in their bid to protect a rich variety of species. Join them on patrol as they go after a gang of poachers.
An audience with ‘General’ Ibrahim Alawad, the Anglophile militia leader whose armed rebels are terrorising swathes of the Central African Republic.
Russia's militarized push into the devastated but mineral-rich Central African Republic is one step toward shifting Africa's power dynamic from West to East.
The United Nations and other organizations struggle to provide support to child soldiers in the Central African Republic.
What started last year with an unusual arms deal has expanded to include military training and talk of mining exploration–unsettling traditional Western partners in CAR.
In the troubled Central African Republic, Didier Kassai and a small coterie of comic-strip artists are using their work for social good.
Rangers and conservationists fight to protect a unique wilderness in the face of poaching raids, armed cattle herders and warring militias.
Five years since war erupted, life in the Central African Republic is again spiralling out of control, with families caught in a deepening humanitarian crisis. How do you survive when your country is collapsing?
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.
With a population numbering just 5 million, Central African Republic is a microcosm of sub-Saharan Africa's most enduring political and humanitarian crises. It is also the site of one of the continent's most ambitious attempts at preserving biodiversity.
The Central African Republic is one of the last truly wild places on earth, a sparsely populated country that until recently remained quietly anonymous. So why did it descend into chaos?
Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, notorious for its use of child soldiers and sex slaves, has stalked Central Africa for decades. How has Kony evaded capture for so long?
Burundi, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and the Central Africa Republic were the targets of a UN initiative aimed at stabilizing post-conflict countries through comprehensive engagement. This project assesses the results, five years out.
As fighting uproots more than a million people, Jack Losh travels to the Central African Republic to report on the country's civil war and humanitarian crisis.
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.
Bozeman, Montana-based journalist Elliott Woods reports on animal poaching and human rights abuses in the Central African Republic in 2016.
Grantees Cassandra Vinograd, Peter Tinti, and Jack Losh were finalists for an award honoring some of the most courageous, yet least recognized, journalists around the world.
This week: air pollution kills over 4 million people each year, Rohingya survivors tell their stories, and Putin is building his ties in Africa.
This week: Why Pakistan and India are equipping their submarines with nuclear-tipped missiles, what life is like for ethnic minority Vietnamese living in Cambodia, and how armed groups have filled a power vacuum in the Central African Republic.
Multimedia pieces by Pulitzer Center grantees bring discussion topics to life at Global Classrooms DC's Model United Nations Conference at the U.S. Department of State May 1.
Pulitzer Center/ Human Rights Watch presentation at George Washington University on Lord's Resistance Army. Video highlights.
A National Cathedral Forum event featuring Ida Sawyer and Marcus Bleasdale on the LRA's reign of terror and what the U.S. can do to stop it.
Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have waged a quarter-century campaign of terror across central Africa. Now America is pledging to eradicate them once and for all. Can it do the job?
Among the poorest countries in an embattled region absent from international headlines, the Central African Republic combats challenges of corruption and underdevelopment similar to those faced by its neighbors. A hotbed for sectarian violence, three civil wars ravaged the CAR in the past decade. Existing population security is credited predominately to UN aid and multilateral foreign assistance, creating a state essentially reliant on political life support.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students explore the concept of peacebuilding, then use what they have learned to evaluate peacebuilding efforts in their community and suggest peacebuilding projects of their own.
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.