The illegal charcoal business is driving deforestation—but also providing a source of income to thousands of Malawians in poverty.
Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe is one of the few clinics in the country that has a dedicated burns ward.
Household air pollution causes over 13,000 deaths a year in Malawi—but it still can’t get on the country’s health agenda.
To collect firewood, Malawian women are traveling farther from home by the day as deforestation escalates – and this makes things harder at home, too
Exposure to smoke produced by burning biomass fuels for cooking is "a leading environmental risk factor for death and disability in the world," according to the WHO.
Desertification, overpopulation and climate change continue to have an impact on the health of the Nile as it passes through Sudan.
Less rain and higher temperatures mean herders in Algeria are increasingly struggling to make ends meet.
The Nile serves as a lifeline to millions of people across East Africa and Egypt but is under threat from population growth, pollution and climate change.
The U.N. and independent watchdog groups worry the obscure conflict could flare into all-out war and even genocide.
Central African Republic "is on fire," and international mobilization isn't keeping up.
Ndele is firmly under control of the FPRC armed group. The rebels have brought stability and something akin to services as conflict grips the rest of the country. But is everyone happy?
Science Magazine’s Richard Stone talks about his experiences traveling the world and reporting on international efforts to improve nuclear security.
On the one-year anniversary of the Tunisian revolution, a nation struggles with the transition from autocracy to democracy in the face of growing unemployment and religious conservatism.
In Accra, capital of Ghana, residents cope with water scarcity while the state water company rakes in cash from abroad.
This reporting initiative partners African and US journalists to explore critical challenges in reproductive health and family planning—and what they mean for life, death and socio-economic stability.
After recent political violence divided communities, some in Ivory Coast look to local water management as a key to reconciliation, social cohesion and long-lasting peace.
Pulitzer Center grantee Ty McCormick covers Egypt's political transformation by talking with artists who are beginning to show their creativity after years of forced self-censorship.
Richard Mosse is known for challenging convention on the photojournalist's role. His book Infra , with photographs of Eastern Congo, is as shocking and complex as the conflict it explores.
Famine and war have pushed tens of thousands of Somali refugees to camps along the Ethiopian border. The crisis is likely to grow worse, straining the resources of aid groups.
The revolution that toppled the regime of Col. Moammar Qaddafi brought Libya a sense of pride, hope and renewed engagement with the West, but ahead lies the challenge of building a democratic framework.
Abandoned water and sanitation projects deprive the people of Nigeria of a basic human right: access to clean water.
The words "surfing" and "Islam" do not generally go together. Yet in Morocco, on Islam's Western shore, surfing has become an increasingly popular sport, attracting waveriders from around the globe.
Only 25 percent of the population has access to clean water in Liberia, but government officials claim they are working vigorously to address water sanitation issues.
AIDS activists are beginning a new fight against the disease after health workers went on strike in 2009 to protest the theft from Zambia's Ministry of Health.
Fiona Lloyd-Davies' documentary on rape in the Congo is lauded as a "visually stunning and gut-achingly harrowing new film."
Pulitzer Center grantee Meera Senthilingam, in a report for CNN Health, notes that tuberculosis has long been known as a disease of poverty.
In February, Pulitzer Center grantee Josh Hammer boarded a UN flight to Kidal, becoming the first journalist to visit the bleak outpost in the Malian desert since last November.
Photographer Robin Hammond honored for his focus on mental health in Africa, student fellow Varsha Ramakrishnan for her reporting on dowry violence in India.
The 1,000-day period from the beginning of pregnancy to a child’s second birthday influences an individual’s ability to grow, learn, and work.
When wealthy nations decide to punish poor nations for alleged bad behavior, it is not the leaders of the poor nations who suffer, but rather the poor themselves.
A government crackdown against dissidents? No, this is a government crackdown against sexual orientation. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni last week signed a law that criminalizes homosexual acts.
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
Last month D.C. students got a chance to talk with photojournalist Robin Hammond, who was just honored this week with two international photography awards.
Each day, an estimated 35,000 people join a Pentecostal church. Of the world's two billion Christians, a quarter are now Pentecostals—up from just 6 percent in 1980.
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.