Meet the khat-chewing, rifle-toting volunteer army that forms Kenya’s first line of defense against the Somali terrorist group.
One year ago, Burundi's president announced he was running for a third term, which triggered a failed coup, protests and a violent crackdown. Hundreds died and at least 220,000 have left the country.
More than 100 Kenyan troops died in a January attack by terror group Al Shabaab. Last week, the group released a video of the operation. As Al Shabaab makes gains, is it also winning the propaganda war?
The World Bank says Kenya is growing faster than any other sub-Saharan African country. But rampant corruption is a major impediment to the country’s continued growth.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin interview young Kenyans who have joined Al Shabaab, the Somalia-based terror group.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin report on east Africa's deadliest terror group, Al Shabaab.
In Kenya, pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users.
Motorcyclists and pillion passengers made up 22 percent of traffic accident deaths in 2014, according to the Kenya’s National Transport and Safety Authority.
In rural western Kenya, access to safe abortions is next to impossible. As a result, women are left to seek out untrained abortion providers, or beg a skilled clinician to perform one clandestinely.
Encouraged by memories of earning money in Israel during one five-year stint, during which he stayed illegally, Douglas Maina wants to return. But saving money to return is a challenge.
Pulitzer Center grantee talks about her project "In Limbo: Kenya’s Exodus to Europe."
Some migrants work for years to save enough for a trip that requires them to risk their lives. Some are turned back at international borders, but many others slip unnoticed into Europe.
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Population Services International (PSI), the non-profit long known for its international distribution of condoms, is all about prevention – which is why PSI is now a big player on clean water, too.
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
This dispatch was featured on the St. Louis Beacon's online publication on 3-23-09 as an Editor's Pick.
ISTANBUL, Turkey – An international gathering devoted to water's dominant role in global disease and health was rich in rhetoric and sparse on anything in the way of tangible policy breakthroughs.
How does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights fit in when it comes to water issues?
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting projects received an Honorable Mention and two Notable Entries in the annual Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism.
The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism spotlight news and information providers who offer more than multimedia journalism. The awards honor novel efforts that seize and create opportunities to involve citizens in public issues and supply entry points that invite their participation or spark their imagination.
On July 10th, The Common Language team presented their reporting on the growing water crisis in Ethiopia and Kenya to Americans for Informed Democracy's Global Scholar Program. The course seeks to give students a historical overview of international affairs and a background on the most important international institutions. It takes an in-depth look at globalization and the U.S. role in our increasingly globalized world.
"Water Wars," a Pulitzer Center-commissioned video that addresses how a decreasing water supply is fueling conflict in East Africa, aired on DePauw University's The World is Talking television program in May 2008.
"Sons of Lwala," a film directed and produced by Pulitzer Center grantee Barry Simmons, follows two brothers from Kenya as they build their village's first clinic in dedication to their father who died of AIDS. The film premiered on March 27, 2008 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
OneWorld.net highlights the Pulitzer Center's ongoing "Water Wars: Ethiopia and Kenya" reporting project on February 28 in the Today's News section of its website. The project, conducted by the young journalists of the Common Language Project, addresses the increasing scarcity of water in East Africa and how the shortage is fueling conflict in the region.
See OneWorld's feature in its February 28 Today's News section.