The abandonment of South African gold mines—coupled with a high commodity price—has created a network of criminal syndicates operating in abandoned mines around Johannesburg.
Egyptians are building on their farmland. In the short term, it makes sense for farmers to cash out on their small plots, but are they selling off Egypt's future food supply?
The four children, from a fishing village in Nigeria, were among thousands abducted by Boko Haram and trained as soldiers. They learned to survive, but only by forgetting who they were.
The photographer Glenna Gordon accompanied the Nigerian military to regions where Islamist militants have terrorized residents.
Snapshots from Elham Shabahat's travels through Rwanda’s national parks to uncover the impact of conservation, climate change, and development on wildlife and local communities.
On International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, filmmaker Fiona Lloyd-Davies reflects on any progress made.
Near the site of a shuttered lead mine in Zambia's second-largest city, families dig rocks from polluted slag to resell for building materials.
Millions of South Africans live near or on mine waste, but without proper epidemiological studies to use in court, they remain unable to sue mining companies for potential health implications.
At its centennial mark, Anglo American's international mining empire faces a mixed legacy.
A 21-month investigation unveils never-before-seen statistics on South Africa's mine closure system in which money is held for remediation but is never used as mines are not properly closed.
As the world slowly moves away from coal-fired and other fossil fuel-based electricity generation, South Africa sits at a crossroads in determining its future energy portfolio.
Children are the most susceptible victims of lead poisoning in Kabwe, Zambia, the world's most toxic town.
Two rounds of civil war have engulfed Sudan for the last half century, killing two million people and displacing four million others. A fragile peace agreement signed in 2005 that gave autonomy to the south for six years is currently keeping Khartoum from attacking again, but many predict that...
In Ethiopia and Kenya, dry seasons grow longer and tribal conflict over access to water is on the rise, exacerbated by the proliferation of arms from Somalia. With clean water access scarce, the burden of securing a daily water supply has become a daunting task.
In December 2006, Ethiopia toppled Somalia's Islamic government, opening up another active front in the War on Terror. The Bush administration provided the invading troops with intelligence and diplomatic support, in an attempt to capture or kill three senior al-Qaeda operatives thought to be living under the protection of...
Reporter Ruthie Ackerman and photographer Andre Lambertson travel from Staten Island to Liberia, investigating the lives and struggles of Liberian youth after the 14-year civil war.
Seven years ago, Milton Ochieng' became the first person from his village in Kenya to receive a college scholarship in the United States. There was only one problem: His family could not afford the airfare. So neighbors in Lwala sold their cows, took out personal loans and raised nine hundred...
Jeffrey Barbee set off Across The Great Divide with boat maker/Captain Andre Watson and first mate Deon Tulleken, exposing the most striking hot-spots of biodiversity in the Atlantic Ocean before they disappear. It's the first of a series of journeys undertaken by the video journalist to highlight climate change...
Gabriel Deng, Koor Garang and Garang Mayuol, Southern Sudanese "Lost Boys" in the U.S., were forced to flee Sudan as children when their villages were attacked in 1987, finding safety for a time in a refugee camp in Ethiopia until needing to flee once more, this time to Kakuma...
U.S.-backed Ethiopian troops grabbed headlines in late 2006, invading Somalia to drive the Islamic Courts Union from power. Less known is the Addis government's massive persecution of its own people.
It is true that Ethiopia is at war — with itself. For more than a century Ethiopian...
Before the Mozambican civil war, Gorongosa National Park was among the top destinations in Africa, with a higher concentration of animals than on the famed Serengeti Plain. But during the war, soldiers and other poachers killed these vast herds, planted landmines and destroyed the park's infrastructure. By the 1990s,...
Several Vermont high school students traveled to Rwanda in December 2006 to meet with teenagers orphaned by AIDS. The six students and adults from two schools filmed, photographed and interviewed Rwandan teenagers participating in a program aimed at helping them become financially independent.
The program, based in the Rwandan...
Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo have resulted in millions of Congolese lives lost, while benefiting the trade of small arms and valuable minerals like coltan.
In Zimbabwe, growing political and economic instability has put unprecedented pressure on the country's environment. Deforestation, poaching and unsustainable resource exploitation are destroying what was once among the best-managed park systems in Africa. As a result, people who depend on the country's natural resources - either for day- to-day...
This Week in Review: Cancer Not Only for the Rich
Professor and author Peter Chilson discusses his reporting for upcoming Pulitzer Center-Foreign Policy borderlands e-book on Mali strife.
This Week in Review: Global Goods, Local Costs
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Exxon Mobil’s multi-billion dollar Liquefied Natural Gas project in Papua New Guinea.
Fellow Ruth Moon Places First for Magazine News Religion Report of the Year.
Paul Salopek is about to begin a seven-year walk around the world--what would you like to ask him?
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting about the harsh reality of the shrimp industry.
The 2012 Photocrati Fund honors the work of Pulitzer Center grantees Peter DiCampo and Sean Gallagher.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Nicaragua's political discord to iPhone photos of ordinary life in Africa.
Daniel Grossman's first TED ebook, "Deep Water," explores sea-level rise and climate change while making innovative use of a new interactive platform.
Richard Mosse's "Infra" images and book are being praised across the art and photography worlds.
Pulitzer Center Director of Development and Outreach Ann Peters highlights this week's reporting from Haiti to Algeria.