Aid recipients usually have little say in aid projects meant for them, but this citizen journalism project is giving them a chance to give their views.
How did Robert Mugabe's rule end? With a mysterious poisoning, a clandestine flight across the border, a standoff at the airport, and a furious shootout in a Harare suburb. Here's the whole story.
Grantee Tomaso Clavarino reports on the the growing influence of evangelical churches in Africa.
As a sex-for-grades scandal blights schools in the Central African Republic, a young group of pupils fights this abuse and corruption to champion the rights of children on the margins
The heart of world Christianity has shifted south. In Africa, pastors exhibit their wealth, and ordinary believers, although poor, make donations to churches that respond to their material desires.
How buoyant, proactive, and well-resourced security institutions are leading foreign policy in Africa at the expense of a demoralized and downgraded State Department.
In a jail in Senegal, a woman is imprisoned, convicted with infanticide. Access to family planning could help to prevent this societal woe.
The $110 million drone base is slated to open later this year. Residents of the city of Agadez have a lot of conspiracy theories about exactly why US troops are there.
The U.S. military recently invited a delegation of local leaders in Niger to tour a secretive drone base.
A massive U.S. drone base could destabilize Niger — and may even be illegal under its constitution.
In Mozambique, farmers are battling to keep their land in Nakarari.
A look at how the Ugandan LGBTQ community—made refugees in their own countries because of their sexuality—build lives of beauty and resilience.
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How can the world's largest United Nations Peacekeeping force protect civilians when it must partner with a national army that is almost as predatory on the local population as the...
Sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest region on Earth, is a place where more than 600,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth every year due to lack of proper care and only 30 percent of the population has access to health care at all. The situation in Guinea-Bissau is among the...
Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia, is Africa’s only fully unrecognized country. After breaking away from Somalia and claiming independence in 1991, the Somaliland government, in stark contrast to the failed state of Somalia, has constructed many facets of a functioning, stable state. Somaliland has carried out several Presidential elections and peaceful transfers of power.
Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp was for years among the world's most famous, home to the "Lost Boys" of southern Sudan and as many as 90,000 refugees and displaced persons. Today those still here are fighting for their lives, caught between "donor fatigue" and a struggle over limited resources with...
An international network led by Latin American drug cartels and the Lebanese Islamist group Hezbollah has chosen West Africa, among the poorest and more corrupted corners of the world, as the nexus for illegal trade in cocaine, oil, counterfeit medicines, pirated music and human trafficking. International law enforcement officials...
When Bill Clinton Hadam's refugee family was approved for resettlement in the U.S., the boy's parents faced a "Sophie's Choice" dilemma: him or his sister. After escaping slaughter in Congo and Rwanda, the family waited in a Tanzanian camp for nearly a decade. Rape was common there, and Bill's teen...
The black rhino is emblematic of how civil war and corruption in Africa decimate endangered animal populations and rob local economies of potential sources of income. Black rhinos have declined from 65,000 in 1970 to 4,000 today due to crises in Mozambique, Angola, and, now, Zimbabwe.
Fred de Sam Lazaro presents a series of reports from around the world, examining the intersections of food, food policy, and food security.
The 2006 election in the Democratic Republic of Congo was supposed to usher in a new period of peace and stability for the beleaguered, exhausted Congolese people. Instead, it made one of the country's most intractable problems worse. After the election, the small but powerful Tutsi community in Eastern Congo...
After six years of failed peace initiatives and continuing violence, displaced communities of Darfur are ready to fight.
Every year, thousands of women and young girls migrate from Ghana’s poorer, Muslim north to the major cities of the Christian south. Known as Kayayo, they travel to work as porters in city markets, and spend their days carrying heavy loads for meager wages. Due to a shortage of employment opportunities and money for housing, many end up sleeping on the streets or being coerced into sexual servitude in exchange for shelter.
Twenty-five years ago Abdullahi Tijjani had a vision for Kuki, a village in the north of Nigeria he became chief of at age 14: "Hunger will become a thing of the past once we marry modern technologies and traditional farming," he told reporter David Hecht when they met in...
Senior editor Tom Hundley highlights the high caliber, award-winning journalism produced by our student reporting fellows.
Multiple Pulitzer Center grantees have been recognized by Pictures of the Year International for their work.
Photojournalist Micah Albert wins first place in the contemporary issues category in the 56th World Press Photo Contest for his work covering the Dandora dump in Kenya.
Insight: News Network interviews photojournalist Micah Albert about his award-winning Pulitzer Center project "Buried in Dandora" and his career as a photojournalist.
The conflict in northern Mali is a complex one. Here is a brief primer on the situation.
Richard Mosse's INFRA, a co-publication by Aperture and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting was selected as one of TIME's Best of 2012 Photobooks.
Micah Albert's picture of women scavenging refuse from a landfill in Dandora, Kenya, a winner in the People category of the National Geographic Photo Contest.
Week in Review: Pulitzer 2012 in Photos
The Pulitzer Center staff share their favorite photos from 2012.
Ameto Akpe wins the Bronze Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for coverage of climate change from the UN Correspondents Association.
Sixth grade students at Washington International School spent a day with Paul Salopek, exploring the first year of his Out of Eden walking route.