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.
Ingrid Gercama and Nathalie Bertrams visited the burn center at largest hospital in Malawi.
In Malawi, women smoke themselves to death—yet only 0.4 percent of women in the country puff cigarettes. Cooking smoke poses a serious public health threat to the country’s female population.
The smoke of cooking fires makes Malawi’s women and children sick, but not everyone can afford an improved cook stove.
A report from South Sudan.
Kabwe, Zambia, is Africa's most toxic city. At its heart lies Black Mountain, where men and children scavenge lead atop a 100-foot-high wasteland created by a century of mining activity.
Kabwe in Zambia has been left with extreme levels of lead pollution after almost a century of metal mining and smelting, harming generations of children.
Almost a century of lead mining and smelting has poisoned generations of children in the Copperbelt town of Kabwe in Zambia.
The "Milk and Blood" project has launched a crowdfunding campaign through the Emphas.is platform. The Pulitzer Center will match up to $10,000 of the money raised.
Ten Pulitzer Center student fellows will report from abroad on topics such as environmental policy in Thailand, health and nutrition in the United Arab Emirates and gender equality in South Africa.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on United Arab Emirates' renewable energy investment, Afghanistan, the LRA and our new iPad book project on South Sudan.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's report on the importance of water for peacebuilding in Ivory Coast and the need for more in-depth reporting on reproductive health.
Hundreds hear from Jon Sawyer and Cynthia Gorney at Wake Forest University community event focused on child marriage.
Stephanie Sinclair is a finalist in the National Magazine Award competition for her photography of child brides around the world.
Listen to Wake Forest Journalism Director Justin Catanoso discuss his school's partnership with the Pulitzer Center, Guilford College and High Point University.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Liberia and Senegal.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Ghana and Turkey.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Russia to Senegal.
Too Young To Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides wins second place in the issue reporting multimedia story division of the Pictures of the Year International's photojournalism competition.
Competition organizers challenge entrepreneurs to create technology that solves communication, privacy, and infrastructure problems in the developing world.