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.
In December 2010, Ghana joined the league of oil-producers, determined to make oil a blessing and not a curse. Christiane Badgley visits Takoradi, a.k.a. Oil City to see how things are going so far.
Instead of a return to peace and prosperity, Ivory Coast’s long-delayed presidential elections marked a return to brutal conflict—and with it, a severe humanitarian crisis.
Uganda’s Karamoja region, home to tribes of cattle-herding, Kalashnikov-wielding nomads, has been trapped in a cycle of violence and poverty for generations.
Sectarian violence sparked by a deepening rift between Nigeria's Muslims and Christians has killed thousands over the past decade and threatens the future unity of Africa's most populous nation.
Refugee Neema John has been offered a home in America. She’s torn: should she and her 6-year-old son stay in their close-knit Tanzanian slum, or join their family in the unknown?
Ellen Knickmeyer has been traveling the Arab world from the first weeks of the revolutions to tell the story of the frustrated young generation at the heart of the unrest.
In the heart of the Sahara Desert and amidst of some of the world’s biggest uranium reserves, terrorists, smugglers and bandits threaten to seize control of northern parts of Mali and Niger.
During the summer of 2010, the world flooded South Africa through ticket turnstiles or television sets for the highly-anticipated FIFA World Cup. How is the nation reacquainting with daily life now that international football fans have boarded their planes home? And how can grassroot soccer games help to improve life and development in the country?
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.
Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, notorious for its use of child soldiers and sex slaves, has stalked Central Africa for decades. How has Kony evaded capture for so long?
"Sudan in Transition” brings in-depth coverage of the cultural, political, economic and legal challenges that loom as Sudan lurches towards likely partition.
Reporting from Pulitzer Center journalists and across the blogosphere on food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition around the world.
Earlier this year, Yochi Dreazen traveled to northern Mali, where government troops and French special forces were battling a growing network of jihadists for control of a vast desert territory.
Joanne Silberner wins another award, the 2013 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting, for her reporting and radio series on cancer in the developing world.
Join us for screenings of "Seeds of Hope," a story about one woman's struggle to dispel the despair of women survivors of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Joanne Silberner wins the 2013 Communication Award from The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine.
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Presidential election in Mali an important turning point for a traditionally democratic country struggling to recover from a military coup and an Islamist insurgency.
Grantee Lauren Bohn offers her take on the post-Morsi turmoil in Egypt.
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, 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.
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.
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Tom Hundley, senior editor, shares with this week's reporting — from Tajikistan's "Great Game" to Richard Mosse's infrared photography.