Country

Nigeria

Broken Girls and Broken Boys—Trapped Under COVID-19 Lockdown (Part II)

Since the lockdown commenced in Nigeria, children experiencing abuse of all forms have been badly hit. Rescue centers haven’t been operating fully, places to escape are either non-existent in their area or too far away to run to, and many homes and shelters have refused to admit children for fear of contaminating the other kids with COVID-19 infection.

COVID-19: For Victims of Abuse, Social Distancing Makes Things Worse

While the months-long lockdown imposed by the government to check the spread of coronavirus lasted, activists and authorities in Nigeria reported an increase in gender-based violence as victims were forced to stay more closely with their abusers, and found it more difficult to seek help due to the restriction of movement.

The Extent of US Special Forces Involvement in Africa

Officially, the United States has one military base in Africa. But extensive reporting has revealed the existence of a network of secret military bases and outposts across the continent.

Outbreak: Africa’s Data Journalism Alliance Against COVID-19

African scientists, researchers, and data journalists come together to focus on the big picture of coronavirus in Africa, identifying the most vulnerable communities and analyzing the healthcare system.

Mapping Makoko

Makoko, one of the most crowded slums in Lagos, Nigeria, is finally being mapped—a project intertwined with the fight for property rights in the community.

Examining Domestic Violence in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos' secretive culture has made it harder to tackle domestic violence. Regardless, women are resisting the secrecy, changing the culture, and speaking about their experiences.

Nigerian Descendants of Slaves

Centuries after the abolition of the slave trade, descendants of former and freed slaves in Southeastern Nigeria still face discrimination—but some activists are working to change that.

Far from Over

Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.

The Child Witches of Nollywood

This innovative project utilizes illustration, photography, and video to investigate what role the Nigerian movie industry has played in the increase of witchcraft accusations against children.

A High-Impact Health Solution in Nigeria

Here’s how one Nigerian state tackled the deadly bacterial infections that kill hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide each year—and why such a seemingly simple solution is so tough to pull off.

Nigeria's Unfolding Crisis

Terrorized by Boko Haram for years, millions of people in northeastern Nigeria have fled to crowded camps and cities and are suffering from a deadly combination of severe malnutrition and infection.

Meet the Journalist: Roxanne Scott

In 1960, about 100,000 turkeys in England suddenly died. Could grain contamination be the cause? Roxanne Scott explores how Nigerian farmers are planning to recover from aflatoxin contamination.

Meet the Journalist: Jon Cohen

Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.

Meet the Journalist: T.R. Goldman

What does it take for a developing country like Nigeria to roll out a new healthcare protocol for newborns on a national scale? T.R. Goldman discusses the challenges this country faces.

Meet the Journalist: Bukola Adebayo

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.

Meet the Journalist: Sarah A. Topol

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.

Using Oral History in Reporting

Students learn about the techniques and value of oral history by looking at examples used in reporting, and developing their own projects by connecting historical events to their own community.

Exploring Other Countries

In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation. 

Is There Really Religious Conflict?

This lesson challenges students to take a position related to what is causing or fueling conflicts that could be labeled religious. Students create an argumentative research paper and presentation.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.