In northern Tanzania, the Maasai people are seeing their ancestral lands claimed by the government, developers, and ruby-miners—all amid a serious drought.
Seaweed farming has enriched rural women in Zanzibar's conservative Muslim society. Now warming sea temperatures are threatening their livelihoods.
One method of stemming greenhouse gases—pruning excessive undergrowth that hinders forests—is one of a slew of quixotic ideas being worked on by researchers for slowing global warming.
Scientists use algorithms in effort to forecast ground zero for next animal to human disease crisis.
Global warming is heating things up, causing all sorts of problems — including for coffee growers. In northern Tanzania, growers are finding weather conditions increasingly unsuitable.
Rising temperatures and changing precipitation are taking a toll on coffee farms, including the ones around Mt. Kilimanjaro. Scientists say new climate-resilient species of coffee must be developed.
Journalists in developing countries understand the importance of accurate road safety statistics.
Individual firewood collection is only one of many sources of deforestation in Tanzania, but it is one that has numerous consequences.
Tanzania conservationists try to encourage locals to install biogas instead of collect wood for fire.
By struggling to feed her family, Sipapei Lekisamba and her fellow Maasai women are disrupting the very foundations of their patriarchal society and earning a right to financial independence.
Women in Tanzania's Oltukai Village are teaching each other how to "wake up" to their own potential—reaching for financial independence in a typically patriarchal society.
Maasai women provide for their families while uniting to fight harsh stigmas against businesswomen.
As world water shortages worsen, foreign companies are scooping up fertile land in the Nile River basin. But how are some of the world’s poorest countries affected? Water Journalists Africa reports.
A moving photo essay about the Maasai in northeast Tanzania, who are struggling to make a living on ancestral lands that the government keeps trying to take away.
Entrepreneurs and investors are rewriting the rules of business, challenging conventional growth principles to build an economy fueled by transparency and equality.
Seaweed farming in Zanzibar generated economic power for rural women, but as climate change causes crop failures, a scientist scrambles to save the industry—and the hard-won gains of women.
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
New economic demands are forcing Maasai women into the workforce. While facing fierce backlash for their work, they are joining together to redefine women's roles within their patriarchal world.
The WHO estimates over 370,000 lives are lost each year to drowning. And while water is an undeniable part of culture in Zanzibar, Tanzania, lack of knowledge about aquatic survival is commonplace.
Roiling tensions underlie efforts to improve food security in Africa, often pulling at cross purposes on farmers, consumers and their countries.
Refugee Neema John has been offered a home in America. She’s torn: should she and her 6-year-old son stay in their close-knit Tanzanian slum, or join their family in the unknown?
Photographer Thomas Dworzak discusses his reporting on Maasai women fighting for their land rights.
Seaweed farming has radically changed the socioeconomic position of rural women in Zanzibar, but climate change is causing massive die-offs and threatening women's new-found status.
Journalist Sharon Schmickle reports on food security in Africa. Four Tanzanian journalists join her to look into the reasons behind malnourishment in their country and the struggles farmers face.
Reporter Kathleen McLaughlin looks at how China's efforts to provide medical aid to Africa have been corrupted by fake drugs.
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Paul Nevin's focus on child-maternal health in Kenya and Jae Lee's on emergency care in Uganda take national prizes. Reporting on Maasai women by Sydney Combs places as finalist.
Sydney Combs and Paul Nevin each place first in their regions for feature photography. Jae Lee and Kara Andrade each place first in their regions for in-depth reporting. Rebecca Gibian and Diana Crandall place first in their region for breaking news reporting.
The Society of Professional Journalists honors nine 2015 Pulitzer Center student fellows at regional awards ceremonies throughout the country.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
Governments and aid organizations routinely earmark billions of dollars for overseas aid. Could "privatized" forms of aid prevent that money from going to waste?
Crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa rank among the lowest in the world, and nearly a third of the region’s people are chronically malnourished.
Week in Review: Pulitzer 2012 in Photos
Competition organizers challenge entrepreneurs to create technology that solves communication, privacy, and infrastructure problems in the developing world.
In 2010, Mary Wiltenburg was named a finalist for the 2009 Livingston Awards and the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma for her Christian Science Monitor series on a Tanzanian refugee resettling in the United States.
Mary Wiltenburg has won the International Catholic Union of the Press 2010 Award for Solidarity with Refugees for her Christian Science Monitor series on the resettlement of Bill Clinton Hadam, a refugee from Tanzania, and his family in America.
The American Society of Journalists and Authors recently announced the winners of its annual writing awards. Wiltenburg won first place in the Profiles category for "Lost in Migration."
She also received a special citation from the Education Writers Association, which recently announced its 2009 winners for education reporting for "Little Bill Clinton: A Day in the Life of a New American."
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
The hungriest people in Africa are its farmers. Africa is one of the largest continents in the world and farming is the biggest way to obtain financial means and food.
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.
Students will learn about the importance of water safety and collect class data on swimming involvement.