“As students were sent home in an exceptional way, it is important that special measures are taken to make sure that they will be safe from coronavirus when they come back to school come September,” said Dr. Irene Ndayambaje.
Every year, Africa loses more than 2 million hectares of forest. The production of charcoal and firewood and the development of space for agricultural activities are among the causes of this deforestation.
An investigation dives into the heart of the scandal of PHC Boteka, a multinational company that imposed its laws to the detriment of collective well-being, under the discreet gaze of Congo's authorities.
Ethiopia’s civilians will bear the brunt of the war developing in the country's northern Tigray region.
While bees in the Republic of the Congo are not yet threatened, the growing number of artisanal harvesters is prompting the agricultural sector to anticipate potential environmental damage.
The transition to remote learning in Nigeria has raised calls for the restructuring of the country’s education system, as ed-tech companies and NGOs stepped in to help fill gaps in the sector.
Damage to Tabora forests threatens to dry up Lake Tanganyika.
Slavery was abolished in Nigeria in the early 1900s, but Igbo people who are descended from slaves are still seen as inferior.
Increased human activities in Urambo and Kaliua districts in Tabora Region have contributed to the loss of what used to be dense miombo forests, thus accelerating the decline in the amount of rainfall compared to the past.
The recently-discovered peatlands near Congo's Lokolama bring fame, challenges, and opportunities to nearby communities and researchers.
The World Health Organization suggests frequent hand washing to help combat COVID-19. But this recommendation can be hard to implement in Nigeria, where over half of households do not have access to water on their premises.
Migrants and asylum-seekers are crossing a treacherous part of the Atlantic to reach the Canary Islands. This route has become one of the most dangerous to European territory. Many never make it.
In northern Kenya, climate change threatens to reverse recent gains made in the fight against child marriage and female genital mutilation, but fierce advocates are fighting to stop the trend.
Veteran public health journalists from Science magazine explore what science knows—and is learning—about the burgeoning pandemic.
Women lined the walls in anticipation. The bride’s mother walked out of the bedroom, parading a white blood-stained bed sheet—a symbol of the newly-wedded bride’s newly-lost virginity. The house erupted in celebration.
A scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo is giving local communities the right to own and manage rainforest – both providing employment opportunities and halting deforestation.
Tired of American racism, Black Americans are moving to African countries like Ghana where they are free from systemic racism, prejudice, and discrimination.
Makoko, one of the most crowded slums in Lagos, Nigeria, is finally being mapped—a project intertwined with the fight for property rights in the community.
Lungs of the Earth is a data-driven, multimedia journey across the rainforests in the world. The project documents the state of the forests in Central Africa using data and on-the-ground reporting.
The world watched in awe as the Sudanese people brought about the downfall of long-time dictator Omar al-Bashir in April 2019. Can Sudan now excavate itself from 30 years of dictatorship?
In the depths of the second-largest rainforest on the planet, an Indigenous community is waging a fight against industrial giants that are destroying their ancestral forest.
The Associated Press examines what happens to asylum-seekers when Europe and the United States close their doors, outsourcing migrants to other countries.
Land reform, or sleight of hand? Who benefited from the multimillion-dollar MalaMala deal in greater Kruger National Park? Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism follows the money trail of South Africa's most expensive land settlement.
After a disturbing sexual abuse epidemic at an American charity in Monrovia, Liberians opened a new school in its place. Meanwhile, rape continuously plagues Liberia through its faulty legal system.
Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism's Estacio Valoi discusses Kruger's contested borderlands and how he overcame the challenges of reporting in a remote zone by using new media tools.
The U.S. military recently invited a delegation of local leaders in Niger to tour a secretive drone base.
Author and reporter Joshua Hammer travels back to Zimbabwe to cover dictator Robert Mugabe's last days.
Stefano Liberti and Enrico Parenti traveled to Mozambique for two weeks to report on the Pro Savana project in Mozambique, the controversial plan launched in Mozambique to industrialize agriculture.
Seaweed farming has radically changed the socioeconomic position of rural women in Zanzibar, but climate change is causing massive die-offs and threatening women's new-found status.
Marc Herman discusses his reporting on the straits of Gibraltar: borderland between two continents seemingly separated by sea: Europe and Africa.
Jackie Spinner spent three months in Morocco exploring the ways in which the country has become a moderate Islamic hub in the North Africa and to examine the contrast between image and reality.
For over a decade, there existed a fake U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana. When the news broke, there were more questions than answers and some officials are convinced it didn't happen.
NBC News producer Janelle Richards traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to report on the technology industry. Hear more about her trip to the region.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson and photojournalist Mark Hoffman traveled to Brazil, Kenya, and Uganda to report on the threat of zoonotic diseases long associated with poverty.
What does it take for a developing country like Nigeria to roll out a new healthcare protocol for newborns on a national scale? T.R. Goldman discusses the challenges this country faces.
Journalist Lisa Palmer traveled to Colombia to report on the post-conflict challenges of rural development and environmental conservation.
The Pulitzer Center-supported series on migration received the Hal Boyle Award in the 2020 OPC Awards.
The Philip Meyer Award recognizes the best uses of empirical methods in journalism. The awards were presented on March 7 in New Orleans during the 2020 NICAR Conference.
The winners of the 67th Scripps Howard Awards represent among the best of journalism from 2019.
Mapping Makoko was announced as a shortlist candidate for the 2020 Sigma Award for Open Data.
The Pulitzer Center-supported series on supertrees around the world was chosen as a finalist for the 2020 Ellie Award for Feature Design.
Pulitzer Center grantee wins IRE award for reporting on refugees and tracking human displacement in South Sudan amidst civil war.
Pulitzer Center invites environmental journalists to apply to the first Congo Basin RJF Convening
“I hope that you will leave this screening somehow changed,” said the director of Circus Without Borders, which the Pulitzer Center screened for over 500 students in September 2019.
After a successful year of supporting rainforest journalism in the Amazon, the Rainforest Journalism Fund is expanding its global reach.
On Day Two of Washington Weekend, Pulitzer Center reporting fellows presented global reporting projects on Human Rights, Women’s Empowerment, Global Health, and Climate Change and the Environment.
What are the challenges to ending AIDS? "Far From Over," a series supported by the Pulitzer Center for PBS NewsHour exploring societal stigma against HIV/AIDS, was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Pulitzer Center grantee received One World Media Award for Digital Media for his coverage of Nigeria's persecution of children accused of witchcraft.
Students explore Afropunk as a global social catalyst and consider art and fashion's relationship to identity, culture, and social movements.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
Students will explore literary journalism by learning about what life is like for children who live in and got to school at Kakuma refugee camp.
In celebration of World Press Freedom Day, we've compiled our top five lesson plans on the importance of a free media, and how journalists and citizens stand up for it around the world.