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Africa

Business as Usual in Alexandra Township

Christian Belanger reports on the tense relationship between the government and the street traders and scrap metal collectors who contribute to the township's informal economy. Would regulation help?

Alexandra: Room to Grow

Since 2001, millions of dollars have been spent to improve a poor Johannesburg township. Residents say, however, that the project has often failed to meet their needs.

Marco Vernaschi named finalist in international photo competition

Pulitzer-supported photojournalist Marco Vernaschi was among 10 finalists selected at the Ojo de Pez Award for Human Values, a major international photography competition, for his in-depth examination of the illegal activity within Guinea Bissau, "West Africa's New Achilles' Heel." He and his fellow finalists were chosen from 620 entries.

Michael Kavanagh is a Finalist for Prestigious Radio Award

Michael Kavanagh's "A Call to Rebels," which aired on NPR's On the Media and is part of his The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Eastern DRC reporting project, is a finalist in the New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotion Awards. The recognition comes in the Best Special Report category.

For 52 years the New York Festivals Radio Programming and Promotions Awards has recognized The World's Best Work in radio broadcasting.

Talking Water: Voices from Istanbul

Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center

This dispatch was featured on the St. Louis Beacon's online publication on 3-23-09 as an Editor's Pick.

ISTANBUL, Turkey – An international gathering devoted to water's dominant role in global disease and health was rich in rhetoric and sparse on anything in the way of tangible policy breakthroughs.

Alison des Forges

Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center

Alison des Forges, the Human Rights Watch researcher and Rwanda scholar who was killed in the crash of a commuter plane near Buffalo last Thursday night, touched so many people in so many different ways. For those of us who did not know her in person perhaps the best tribute we can give is to learn her story, to understand the profound difference one individual can make, and to follow her lead.