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.
In taking on the role of a green leader among developing nations, Morocco struggles to balance its investment in the future with the needs of today.
Sand is disappearing along Lagos shorelines due to unchecked mining and dredging activities. Bukola Adebayo reports on the socio-economic and environmental impact on Lagos communities.
The Economist Film Project, a film documentary contest in partnership with PBS Newshour has selected "The Edge of Joy" as one of its first round winners.
Marco Vernaschi's photo essay "Cocaine Coast" published in Virginia Quarterly Review's Winter 2010 edition is a finalist for ASME's National Magazine Award 2011 for News and Documentary Photography.
Invisible Children's campaign to establish an early warning radio network to prevent future atrocities orchestrated by the LRA.
Pulitzer Center journalist Jina Moore is a winner of the NYU Carter Journalism Institute’s 2011 "Reporting Award". She specializes in covering human rights, foreign affairs and Africa.
Of the 600,000-plus hand pumps installed in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 20 years some 30 percent are known to have failed prematurely.
Sudan's North and South: A legal context to the historic referendum, and a closer look at modern Sudanese history.
Ohio University's Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) hosted Pulitzer Center journalist and Washington Post special correspondent Rebecca Hamilton to talk to students about Sudanese affairs.
'How We Got Here', PRI the World's history podcast features an interview with journalist Rebecca Hamilton on her new book, Fighting for Darfur.
Video highlights from the Pulitzer Center's panel discussion on Sudan held at The George Washington University.
Pulitzer Center/ Human Rights Watch presentation at George Washington University on Lord's Resistance Army. Video highlights.
A National Cathedral Forum event featuring Ida Sawyer and Marcus Bleasdale on the LRA's reign of terror and what the U.S. can do to stop it.
Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have waged a quarter-century campaign of terror across central Africa. Now America is pledging to eradicate them once and for all. Can it do the job?
In 2010, Mary Wiltenburg was named a finalist for the 2009 Livingston Awards and the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma for her Christian Science Monitor series on a Tanzanian refugee resettling in the United States.