Beijing has invested billions in “soft power” campaigns to convince the world that China is a cultural and political success story. Now it's backing it with digital infrastructure in Africa.
Sand is the key ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out. Vince Beiser talks about the crisis with Morning Edition's David Greene.
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.
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?
Rapid urbanization has made an ordinary commodity suddenly precious: sand. As cities devour concrete, glass and asphalt, illegal sand mining has sparked a global wave of gang violence.
Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: To End Aids featuring stories, photographs and video by our grantees. Also included: a timeline, interactive maps, a glossary, and resources.
The Northern Corridor is an economic artery for six East African Countries. Those countries have an ambitious plan to make it safer for truckers.
For long distance drivers on this crucial East African route, the journey on the Northern Corridor can be dangerous.
The July 20th, 2016 installment of the PBS NewsHour series "The End of AIDS?," focusing on the disease in Kenya's fishing industry.
The "Ending AIDS" project covers efforts to end AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. This slideshow takes a look at the people Jon Cohen met along the way and the places he visited.
Waiting for days for cargo, travelling day and night across the country, living in the truck, being harassed by corrupt officers, and never knowing where the next load might take you.
Meet the khat-chewing, rifle-toting volunteer army that forms Kenya’s first line of defense against the Somali terrorist group.
In much of the developing world, women spend more time fetching water than any other activity in their day. For more than a billion people, the water they do get is unsafe.
For about 18 months, more than a half of million people from the Ugandan area have been displaced after post-election violence forced them from their homes.
African farmers already struggle to grow sufficient maize, which is a thirsty, fertilizer-hungry crop. What will happen as the climate changes and the population grows?
Ug99, a virulent fungal disease, could create a major food security crisis by attacking the world's second largest crop, wheat.
In Ethiopia and Kenya, dry seasons grow longer and tribal conflict over access to water is on the rise, exacerbated by the proliferation of arms from Somalia. With clean water access scarce, the burden of securing a daily water supply has become a daunting task.
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...
The Pulitzer Center staff share their favorite photos from 2012.
This Week in Review: Global Goods, Local Costs
Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer highlights this week's reporting from the Ivory Coast, South Sudan and Burma.
Not all the stories that David Conrad and Micah Albert found in Nairobi's Dandora dump made it into print. Conrad reflects on the stories that still need to be told.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on water and sanitation in Liberia and Kenya's mountainous dump site called Dandora, as well as our 2012 student fellows.
Competition organizers challenge entrepreneurs to create technology that solves communication, privacy, and infrastructure problems in the developing world.
Four African journalists have been selected to participate in the Pulitzer Center's collaborative reproductive health-reporting project.
Too many of Kenya’s mothers are dying due to pregnancy complications. Public health officials and population studies experts convened to discuss Kenya's challenges, successes and ways forward.
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Two weeks of briefings and field interviews on water and sanitation, first in Istanbul at the World Water Forum and then in Ethiopia, leave three indelible impressions.