Migrants who fail to reach Europe face humiliation, isolation, and impoverishment at home.
Are naval search-and-rescue operations saving migrants’ lives—or just encouraging them to take greater risks?
Europe has outsourced the dirty work of border control to Libyan militias. In doing so, it has turned African migrants into commodities to be captured, sold, and traded like slaves.
They’re migrants’ only chance of making it safely across the Sahara. They’re also outlaws engaged in a deadly game of cat and mouse with Niger’s military.
The human-smuggling route across the Sahara may have been the deadliest on Earth. Then the EU paid Niger’s army to shut it down — and made it even more treacherous.
Europe is expelling thousands of Africans. To one Malian deportee, that looks like a recipe for revolution.
Europe has been helping fight the country’s jihadis for years. Now it’s turning its sights on human smugglers.
Europe is spending billions of dollars to jump-start Africa’s poorest economies. But that may just accelerate the exodus.
An unprecedented wave of African migration is warping Europe’s politics and threatening its stability. Can the Continent respond without destroying its values and wreaking havoc in Africa?
Helen Epstein discusses her new book, U.S. foreign policy, and Ethiopian politics with ESAT host Abebe Gellaw.
The Moroccan government is revamping language education as a part of a program to reduce unemployment among degree holders. How is it working?
Decaying notebooks discovered in an abandoned research station contain a treasure trove of tree growth data dating from 1930s.
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.
Burundi, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and the Central Africa Republic were the targets of a UN initiative aimed at stabilizing post-conflict countries through comprehensive engagement. This project assesses the results, five years out.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
For about 18 months, more than a half of million people from the Ugandan area have been displaced after post-election violence forced them from their homes.
African farmers already struggle to grow sufficient maize, which is a thirsty, fertilizer-hungry crop. What will happen as the climate changes and the population grows?
The pipeline across Chad and Cameroon that ExxonMobil built with World Bank help has residents chafing at promises unmet.
Glenna Gordon and Jina Moore look at Liberia's efforts to restore law and justice -- for victims of sexual violence, for communities in conflict and for the nation as a whole.
In the U.S., a woman has a 1 in 4,800 chance of dying from complications due to pregnancy or childbirth in her lifetime. In Ethiopia, a woman has a 1 in 27 chance of dying. Hanna shares her experiences and observations in a five-part series on Mothers Of Ethiopia.
Richard Mosse's Infra series continued with The Enclave at this year's 55th Venice Bienniale.
Two Penn students named 2013 Pulitzer Center International Student Reporting Fellows.
Dan Havlik of Imaging Resource interviews grantee and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Larry C. Price on his powerful photo project documenting child labor in gold mines.
Executive Director Jon Sawyer shares the week's reporting— from Congolese soldiers in court to the repercussions of a new law in Chile's waters.
Executive Director Jon Sawyer shares highlights from this week's reporting— trucking across Pakistan, fake drugs in India and more.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares a dispatch from world-walker Paul Salopek, a fracking report from Poland and news of Anna Badkhen's forthcoming account of her year in Oqa, Afghanistan.
Tom Hundley shares this weeks reporting on the rare manuscripts smuggled from inside Timbuktu's hallowed libraries, child laborers in Burkina Faso and a conflict free tin mining initiative in the DRC.
Student fellows Yasmin Bendaas, Anna Van Hollen and Adam Janofsky received the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards recognizing "the best in student journalism."
Nearly two dozen Campus Consortium student fellows undertake reporting around the globe in 2013.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares this weeks reporting on the Ethiopian and American parents misled by adoption agencies and the Iowa medics providing healthcare in rural Haiti.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley shares this week's reporting—from Britain's budget blues to rape as a weapon of war in the DRC.
Pulitzer Center grantee Tomas van Houtryve has spent months looking into North Korea from its tightly sealed borders.