Abigail Bekele, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Guilford College, traveled to Ethiopia to report on children's homes that provide care for children who do not live with family.
While governments are happy to be wooed by multibillion-dollar loans and large-scale infrastructure investment, feelings on the streets are less warm.
Abandonment, persecution, violence: childhoods are lost as young Nigerians are branded as witches.
Michael Scott Moore's new memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates weaves together personal narrative and investigative journalism, by examining his own experience with a larger examination of the world around him.
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness.
The fight against militias that roam CAR's displaced persons camps and now persecute the very people they claim to protect.
Raids in central Africa's Chinko Nature Reserve reveal a dark connection between armed groups and the illicit wildlife trade
In South Sudan there are still 19,000 children in armed forces, with boys trained to fight and girls taken as "wives."
When children escape life with al-Shabab extremists, they don’t escape the trauma of years on the front lines. And there’s little help to be had in a nation still buffeted by violence.
In this episode of BBC Newsday, journalist Ismail Einashe discusses the forgotten genocide in Somaliland.
What is life like for children in orphanages and children's homes under the new foreign adoption law in Ethiopia? How will the law affect children in the future?
Thirty years ago, the U.S.-backed Somali government slaughtered an estimated 200,000 people. Now survivors want US help uncovering the crimes.
The current Ebola outbreak has been seen through the lens of terror and failure, but the untold stories of the epidemic hold heroism and hope.
Research during a disaster can seem frivolous when there aren’t enough resources to handle the immediate response. But in the Ebola outbreak it's become clear that data collection must happen now.
A scientific detective story that crisscrosses the globe, tracing the origins of HIV and its lessons for today.
The Central African Republic is one of the last truly wild places on earth, a sparsely populated country that until recently remained quietly anonymous. So why did it descend into chaos?
While paleontologists push the dates of our origins back in time, agricultural scientists are trying to ensure that humans last long into the future.
Kenya continues to lose 7,000 mothers to preventable deaths each year. If the solutions are known, why has there been so little progress in saving their lives?
The Pulitzer Center is proud to partner with the Everyday Africa initiative and its founders, and with students and educators across the globe, to expand the project's reach and educational potential.
In the U.S., the HPV vaccine and regular pap smears have almost stopped the pervasiveness of cervical cancer in its tracks. In Uganda, however, cervical cancer is the most fatal cancer for women.
Jessica Edmond, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, examines the effects of media that promote skin bleaching among women and children in Ghana.
Less than three years after independence, South Sudan collapsed into civil war. Thousands have died and famine looms on the horizon. Can rebel-leaders-turned-politicians lead the way to peace?
In South Africa's poorest mining communities, fury at the political class is mounting.
Turkana in Kenya’s arid north is the most important place you’ve likely never heard of, quintessential to understanding mankind. Now, Turkana has oil. Is it a pending resource-curse catastrophe?
The new climate agreement is good news, but there is much more to be done.
Recap of a two-day investigative journalism workshop held in Lagos for Nigerian journalists interested in covering land and property rights issues.
The Thomson Reuters journalist wins the award for coverage of humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N. and U.N. agencies.
Photographer's new book brings together a decade of reporting on a growing global phenomenon that now affects more than 10 million people.
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
Our 2015 student fellows take on the world.
Journalists and public health experts join Liberian deputy minister of health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg to share stories of 'heroism and unimaginable loss' in West Africa.
Vote for the Fiona Lloyd-Davies documentary for the 2015 favorite in the World Humanitarian Awards.
Reporters in one of the largest ever journalistic collaborations in Africa spent months unearthing court records and hushed-up government audits to tell human stories of mining's impacts in Africa.
Too often, the people most affected by poor water sanitation are also those least able to address the issue. Industry, government, and entrenched poverty all stand in the way of access to clean water.
Governments and aid organizations routinely earmark billions of dollars for overseas aid. Could "privatized" forms of aid prevent that money from going to waste?
"Everyday Africa" and other Pulitzer Center grantees included in the Atlantic's Roughly Top 100 non-fiction pieces of 2014.