With its systematic torture, Ras al-Ara in Yemen is a particular hell on the arduous, 900-mile journey from the Horn of Africa to oil-rich Saudi Arabia.
Villagers, lured by new jobs and rich rewards for selling their land, now face poverty and heartbreak as claims of corruption engulf a £2.5bn transport project.
Persecution and hardship in the Oromia region drive tens of thousands of migrants each year to cross the Red Sea from Djibouti, in a bid to reach the Gulf.
We spent a week following the rail from Addis Ababa, where China is leading an urban renaissance, to Djibouti, where it's building its first overseas military base.
National Geographic fellow and Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek talks to NPR about the most recent leg of his seven-year journey.
Because of continuous armed conflict in Somalia, experts fear that conditions are likely to further deteriorate in the famine-stricken country.
Africa has become the new locus of great power conflict in the 21st century. But this new proxy battle is centered in a tiny nation of just 943,000 people in the Horn of Africa called Djibouti.
A new railway embodies the high modernist aspirations of the Ethiopian government. But a journey from Addis Ababa to the coast reveals the often painful consequences of a grand infrastructure drive.
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.
Journalists Noah Fowler and Jonathan Kaiman discuss their three-part series on China's growing role in Africa.
"Walking is falling forward." Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek is following our first footsteps, on a seven-year walk around the earth. National Geographic makes the walk its cover story.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares a dispatch from world-walker Paul Salopek, a fracking report from Poland and news of Anna Badkhen's forthcoming account of her year in Oqa, Afghanistan.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from 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 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.