For a few weeks, the incredible story of the fake US embassy in Ghana became an international sensation. There was only one problem: None of it was true.
Last year, the U.S. state department said it had uncovered a fake embassy in Accra that had been issuing a stream of forged visas. The story went viral—but all was not as it seemed.
The most feared man in the country is set to become the next Zimbabwean president. A year ago, he gave a rare interview to Martin Fletcher.
The Moringa School is providing tech training to students in Kenya. Participants learn how to code and develop mobile apps. The school says they have a 95 percent job placement rate for graduates.
Three years after courts struck down a “Kill the Gays” law, LGBTQ Ugandans weigh the cost of participating in a society that hasn’t always accepted their right to live.
At risk of extinction in as little as 10 years, African conservation groups work to protect one of the continent’s most precious animals.
Algerian sheepherders Shareef BouAziz and Ahmed Moudjadje both say they can't imagine doing any other work, but unyielding environmental changes have made their jobs much more difficult.
Like nearly every child with autism in Morocco, my sons did not have equal access to education, which is the subject of a documentary I am producing.
Mental illness knows no borders. One relentless Indian psychiatrist pushes to make treatment a standard around the world.
Use Uber, get a local phone number, and above all, don't schedule more than two sit-down interviews a day.
When a reporter takes too many risks, who pays the price? Sonia Kenebeck looks at the case of Michael Scott Moore.
The more time Spinner spends in Morocco, the less progressive it seems, especially when it comes to women’s rights.
In northern Mali, far from Western eyes, a powerful Al Qaeda affiliate has managed to carve out what is effectively a new country. What they do with it will determine the future of the war on terror.
Nearly 20 years since the end of apartheid, discrimination in South Africa has a new form. Healthcare inequality has taken the place of forced segregation in rural and urban townships.
As Paul Salopek journeys around the world on foot, he will follow the migration pathways of our ancestors who walked out of Africa 50,000 years ago.
After decades of trampled hopes under President Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians are now working to figure out not only what they stand against, but what they stand for.
Global hunger affects nearly one billion people. Emergency food is not enough. This project examines some fundamental yet often overlooked interventions, most of which do not involve food at all.
In South Africa, women are not equal. The fight to end apartheid has been waged and won, but the fight for gender equality continues.
Teachers at a middle school in Adama, a town in central Ethiopia, struggle to provide quality education.
Facial tattoos, once popular among Chaouia women in Algeria, are now less prevalent. This project examines their contribution to identity, their symbolic meaning, and reasons for their disappearance.
In Ivory Coast—the world’s top cocoa producer—cocoa farmers bore the brunt of a civil war that killed thousands and displaced more than a million. A year after a power transfer, has anything changed?
Europeans drew Africa’s borders long ago. Today these lines are often deserted and sometimes dangerous. Mali is the legacy: A crumbling state, rump of ancient empire between desert and forest.
An immersive, transmedia book project for the iPad on the birth of the world's newest country from photographer Trevor Snapp and reporter Alan Boswell.
Nairobi’s Dandora Municipal Dump Site has been officially "full" for years and is implicated in a host of diseases--yet provides employment to scavengers. Views from the dump and from those nearby.
Everyday Africa website designer Jon Vidar explains the functions, focus and design of the site.
Everyday Africa founders and Pulitzer Center grantee journalists Austin Merrill and Peter DiCampo describe the functions, capabilities and educational potential of the project's new website.
A million Chinese migrants, and billions of dollars in trade and investment, are reshaping Africa. Ian Johnson reviews Howard French's new book and the Pulitzer Center e-book by Jacob Kushner.
In the fight against AIDS marginalized communities are still being left behind. Business as usual will not end the epidemic.
We can now envision a post-AIDS world, but marginalized communities are still being left behind. In the global fight against AIDS, business as usual will not end the epidemic.
Grantees Jack Shenker and Jason Larkin report from Marikana, South Africa where 34 striking mineworkers were killed two years ago this week.
Earlier this month, Uganda’s Constitutional Court overturned the country’s so-called Anti-Homosexuality Law, Pulitzer Center grantee Daniella Zalcman has been following this story.
Kem Knapp Sawyer answers questions about the Pulitzer Center's newest e-book, Congo's Children.
A worldwide vigil for the Nigerian students abducted by Boko Haram draws attention to a major global issue: the education of girls.
Many malnourished children suffer more from poor sanitation than lack of food. Simple things like hand washing, sewage systems, and public latrines could save millions of lives each year.
"Congo's Children," our newest e-book, draws on reporting, photographs, and videos by Kem and Jon Sawyer to show the struggles–and the triumphs–of the young people who will determine Congo's future.