Region

Africa

Dividing Lines

The fight against militias that roam CAR's displaced persons camps and now persecute the very people they claim to protect.

Child Soldiers of South Sudan

In South Sudan there are still 19,000 children in armed forces, with boys trained to fight and girls taken as "wives."

African Migrants Now Departing From Morocco to Europe

Libya has cracked down on African migrants seeking to flee to Europe. As a result, Morocco has become the new jumping off point from the African continent. One flashpoint is Ceuta, a Spanish enclave at the northern tip of the country.

October 30, 2018

Scars and Resilience in South Sudan

Andreea Campeanu, Patricia Huon

In South Sudan, the trauma of the war and the use of child soldiers is transmitted from one generation to another. But people are also finding ways to keep hope.

October 22, 2018

Proxy War in the Horn of Africa

Matt Kennard, Ismail Einashe

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.

October 16, 2018

Treating Mental Illness in Resource-Poor Countries

Molly Knight Raskin

Can mental illness be treated in a country with just one psychiatrist for 4 million people? In Liberia, a pioneering program shows it's possible to tackle mental health issues with scant resources.

October 16, 2018

Across the Straits

Malcolm Brabant

As economic migrants and refugees continue their march towards Europe, Spain has replaced Italy as the main entry point to the EU. Malcolm Brabant examines the dynamics on both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar.

September 04, 2018

The Globalization of AFROPUNK

Melissa Bunni Elian

AFROPUNK connects the African Diaspora not only through music, but also socially and politically, proving it to be a global movement that parallels the current politics facing young South Africans.

August 30, 2018

Lessons from the Cape Town Water Crisis

Jacqueline Flynn

Cape Town, South Africa, has saved its 3.7 million citizens from becoming very thirsty—for now. What lessons can the world learn about handling drought?

August 23, 2018

The Race for Cobalt

Vivienne Walt, Sebastian Meyer

Vivienne Walt and Sebastian Meyer traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to most of the world's cobalt, to see how huge global demand can be met without rampant child labor and corruption.

August 13, 2018

Helping the Poor: What Works in Rwanda?

Marc Gunther

Governments, foundations, and nonprofits aim to help the world's poorest people by giving them livestock, cash, training, and education. What works best? How do we know?

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: Deborah Bloom

In a densely populated village outside Mombasa in Kenya, the effects of industrial pollution continue to harm inhabitants. Deborah Bloom chronicles an activist's fight against it.

Meet the Journalist: Yasmin Bendaas

Yasmin Bendaas discusses reporting in Algeria—a 2012 project on the disappearing tradition of facial tattoos among the Chaouia and a current project on the effect of climate change on sheepherders.

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: Tom Gardner

Journalist Tom Gardner discusses a two-part series of articles exploring Ethiopia's so-called "development state" and the crisis of expectations driving mass protest and exodus.

Meet the Journalist: Tom Gardner

Tom Gardner discusses his reporting as he follows the railway from Addis Ababa to the Djibouti coast examining efforts of the Ethiopian government to use grand infrastructure to develop a poor region.

This Week: Child Labor and Your Smartphone

This week: cobalt mining comes from one of the planet's poorest countries and all too often it is mined by children, skepticism about Kosovo's deradicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning jihadists, and Pulitzer Center welcomes new Executive Editor, Indira Lakshmanan.

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