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 Senegal, an imam spreads the word about the dangers of female genital mutilation in an attempt to end the age-old practice.
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.
From the slums of Nairobi to the sugar plantations of the Dominican Republic to the far reaches of Bangladesh, entire communities live without citizenship rights. They are “the stateless”.
More people in poor countries die from cancer than from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Joanne Silberner looks at the human toll of cancer, and possible solutions.
The Pulitzer Center and The College of William & Mary created a unique initiative to provide deeper global learning and storytelling experiences for students.
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Senegal’s hip-hop artists are voicing their nation’s anger and leading a movement to stop President Abdoulaye Wade from staging what they say is a constitutional coup.
The Sahara is steadily advancing south into the Sahel region of Africa, but leaders of 11 African nations hope to plant a Great Green Wall of trees to block the world’s largest desert.
With access to Equatorial Guinea normally tightly controlled by the government, a showcase soccer tournament gives a rare glimpse of life in a rich country wracked by poverty.
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.
Inadequate medical care, substandard sanitation, and counterfeit drugs are just some of the reasons why malaria continues to claim millions of lives worldwide. Could chemoprevention be the answer?
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.