Communal land rights often hamper South Africans' claims to the profits from some regions. In the villages around Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, this battle continues over a proposed titanium mine.
Abandoned mines, a shrinking minerals extraction workforce and traditional practices combine to produce small-scale miners in South Africa.
Rising temperatures and changing precipitation are taking a toll on coffee farms, including the ones around Mt. Kilimanjaro. Scientists say new climate-resilient species of coffee must be developed.
This investigation combines print, photo, a mini documentary and a searchable dataset to explain never-before-seen data regarding mine closure certificates and financial provisions for rehabilitation.
What would change for farmers in Burkina Faso who rely on manual labor if they knew they were competing against farmers in the U.S. who use machines for pressing cotton bales?
These are the stories of the CEOs, criminal masterminds, pencil-pushers and low-flying vultures who have figured out how to profit from global instability, also known as human suffering.
Photographer Jost Franko follows the path of cotton in Burkina Faso, Bangladesh and Slovenia, where he finds farmers and textile workers who are often struggling—underpaid or mistreated.
When Dr. Hania Fadl opened the only breast cancer center in Sudan, she didn't expect to have to battle U.S. sanctions, bureaucratic red tape, and cultural norms to save women's lives.
At 93, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is fading away. Where will his country be once he passes?
President Joseph Kabila and his relatives have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of Congo’s economy. Is that why he won’t step down?
Following the path of cotton from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall.
Pulitzer grantee Joshua Hammer's new book tells the story of the "Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" and their race to save the world’s most precious manuscripts.
In a column for the Des Moines Register, editor Carolyn Washburn commented on support from outside journalism organizations for staff projects, including the Pulitzer Center's support for Phil Brasher's project, "Can biotechnology save Africa?"
Pulitzer Center supported journalist Marco Vernaschi has been awarded the top prize in the lens culture International Exposure Awards for his in-depth examination of illegal activity inside Guinea Bissau. Vernaschi's portfolio was selected among more than 6,000 submissions from photographers in 48 countries.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mary Wiltenburg talks about her work for Christian Science Monitor on “Little Bill Clinton,” a refugee displaced by the conflicts in Congo and Rwanda, currently living in Atlanta, Georgia.
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 winner of the Radio-Television News Director's Association Edward R. Murrow Awards. Michael's recognition comes in the Radio Network/Syndication Service Writing category for a World Vision Report broadcast that is part of his Pulitzer Center project, The Roots of Ethnic Conflict in Eastern DRC.
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.
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center
Jon Sawyer, Pulitzer Center