Region

Africa

The War on Poaching

More than 1,100 rhinos were killed for their horns in Africa in 2016. Quasi-military conservation units are trying to stop the slaughter.

Niger: Feeding the Forgotten

A Niger drought means there is not enough food to feed the country; United Nations reports estimate 7.9 million inhabitants are facing food shortages there.

Sudan In Transition

"Sudan in Transition” brings in-depth coverage of the cultural, political, economic and legal challenges that loom as Sudan lurches towards likely partition.

Global Voices on Food Insecurity

Reporting from Pulitzer Center journalists and across the blogosphere on food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition around the world.

Migration, Xenophobic Violence, and the Ghosts of Apartheid

Those attending the 2010 World Cup in South Africa reveled in that country's triumphant emergence as a multiracial democracy. They may have missed a darker story -- the abuse and marginalization of refugees from other African countries.

Nigeria - The Edge of Joy

As Nigeria works to “re-brand” itself from a post-colonial military state to a progressive African democracy, political, civic and professional leaders have recognized the most intractable problem for this emerging society is also its most treatable: maternal and infant mortality.

Ethiopia: Hunger and Abundance

A country dependent on food aid is also selling off farmland to foreign companies interested in export production for their home markets. How Ethiopia became a leader in this global trend, and what it says about exploitation and self-sufficiency.

Child Sacrifice in Uganda

Searing images capture a disturbing Ugandan trend -- the recent rise of charlatan priests and the child abuse and sometimes murder that have resulted. (This project contains graphic images that may not be suitable for all audiences.)

East Africa: Access to Water

In much of the developing world, women spend more time fetching water than any other activity in their day. For more than a billion people, the water they do get is unsafe.

Sudan: Challenges Ahead

An internationally brokered peace treaty in 2005 ended decades of civil war between the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum and the black African southern region.

This Week: Childhood Betrayed

We are excited to announce that our award-winning e-books, "In Search of Home" and "Voices of Haiti," are now available on Amazon.

This Week: Midas in Burkina Faso

Over the last two decades, Burkina Faso has emerged as Africa’s fourth largest exporter of gold, creating an ever-expanding army of child laborers.

This Week: A Stillborn Democracy

This week, millions of demonstrators poured into streets of cities and towns across Egypt to protest the many shortcomings of the country’s first democratically elected government.

This Week: Mine Control

Chinese dollars and the Chinese themselves have been pouring into Africa, mining the continent’s abundant resources, opening businesses, building infrastructure and generally making everyone nervous.