We spent a week following the rail from Addis Ababa, where China is leading an urban renaissance, to Djibouti, where it's building its first overseas military base.
We traveled to Kajiado, Kenya, to find that China's effort to win African hearts and minds has been paying off.
We heard that Chinese entrepreneurs had sparked a gambling epidemic in Ghana, and found a bigger problem than we imagined.
In 2016, Chinese entrepreneurs began installing slot machines throughout rural Ghana. Critics blame the machines for an apparent epidemic of gambling addiction and other social ills.
Beijing has invested billions in “soft power” campaigns to convince the world that China is a cultural and political success story. Now it's backing it with digital infrastructure in Africa.
The first in a series of reports on a massive program of Chinese investment that is reshaping Africa.
Morocco has doubled down on multilingualism to prop up an education system widely seen as inferior to that of past generations. What does this mean for students and teachers?
Egypt's drivers say poor quality roads dictate that they break traffic rules. The country's road planners say it's pointless to make improvements if people won't abide by traffic regulations.
Amy Yee looks at Molly Melching, the founder of Tostan, a nonprofit based in Senegal.
Sand is the key ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out. Vince Beiser talks about the crisis with Morning Edition's David Greene.
Molly Melching founded the nonprofit Tostan, known globally for alleviating poverty, as well as for helping to reduce child marriage and female genital cutting in Senegal.
For the past 20 months, the Congo Research Group has documented the vast and eclectic business portfolio of Joseph Kabila, the president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and his family.
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.
Mary Wiltenburg has won the International Catholic Union of the Press 2010 Award for Solidarity with Refugees for her Christian Science Monitor series on the resettlement of Bill Clinton Hadam, a refugee from Tanzania, and his family in America.
Sean Carasso founded Falling Whistles, non-profit that campaigns for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo and sells whistles to rehabilitate war-affected children.
Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.
Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
In the global debate over the ICC's arrest warrant for President al-Bashir, the stability of Sudan hangs in the balance.
Jen Marlowe and David Morse's documentary Rebuilding Hope screened at the sixth annual Rwanda Film Festival (also known as Hillywood), which shows films both in Kigali and the countryside. The festival took place July 11-28, 2010.
From a practical standpoint, it may be difficult to see any strategic value in Sudan. But it is important to see that there are both humanitarian and strategic reasons for working to stabilize Sudan before and after the 2011 referendum.