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.
In Dungu’s Belgian chateau, UN peacekeepers maintain a small base where they have partied for nearly a decade. To reach Dungu means navigating a highway that has been a hotbed of LRA activity.
Creating sustainable food systems in the face of a changing climate isn't easy—but innovators around the world are making real progress.
Rape has become a tool of war in South Sudan, wielded against women of rival tribes.
The winners of the 2010 World Press Photo Contest were announced February 12 in Amsterdam. Pulitzer Center journalist Marco Vernaschi won first prize for General News in the Stories category for his work on narco trafficking in Guinea Bissau. Vernaschi's photographs will be featured in a traveling exhibition visited by over two million people in 45 countries. The contest is recognized as the world's most prestigious annual press photography competition.
Among the poorest countries in an embattled region absent from international headlines, the Central African Republic combats challenges of corruption and underdevelopment similar to those faced by its neighbors. A hotbed for sectarian violence, three civil wars ravaged the CAR in the past decade. Existing population security is credited predominately to UN aid and multilateral foreign assistance, creating a state essentially reliant on political life support.
Marco Vernaschi has been named a finalist for the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award in Photojournalism for his 2009 work on cocaine trafficking in West Africa. He was nominated by Karen Irvine of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
The ICP's Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1984 to bring public attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries. The program is well known as the most prestigious photographic awards ceremony in the world!
The New York Times today covered East Africa's biggest new development: Plans are underway for construction of what will become the region's largest port in Lamu, Kenya. Promising swift growth for Lamu, a U.N. World Heritage site possessing rare traditional Swahili charm, the port will likely jump-start lagging regional economic development. But the boost may come at steep costs to environmental and cultural preservation.
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.