COVID-19 has exacerbated the country's joblessness crisis. What can South Africa learn from nations that have experienced similar unemployment crises?
Hévéa, a subsidiary of global rubber giant Halcyon Agri, has been operating in Sud Cameroon since 2011.
This series of four reports on Sosucam and Hevea's activity in Cameroon illustrate how communities are negatively impacted by government and industrial practices.
These criminal actors threaten fragile species, forcing an international coalition to track them down.
Boko Haram’s armed insurgency in northern Nigeria has greatly increased the number of disabled people in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps.
Eco-guards in Southern Burundi fight against rampant deforestation driven by illegal logging, bush fires, and occupation.
In northern Kenya, climate change and COVID-19 threaten to reverse gains made in the fight against child marriage.
The prospect of a flu season during the coronavirus pandemic is chilling to health experts.
As Nairobi deals with a water shortage amidst the pandemic, and water cartels illegally cut into pipes, how are slum dwellers accessing water that is so critical to fight the spread of infection?
Kenya Is Trying to End Child Marriage. But Climate Change Is Putting More Young Girls at Risk.
Scientists believe the illicit poaching of pangolins—a type of elusive, scaled anteater—has played a role in the global coronavirus pandemic.
Roger Thurow’s interactive piece “The First 1,000 Days and Beyond” follows the triumphs and tragedies of mothers and their children battling malnutrition from pregnancy to age 2.
Stroke is the world's second-leading killer and is particularly deadly in developing nations. In Zambia, a Harvard doctor is training the next generation of neurologists to help turn the tide.
With the rise of obesity and diabetes in its population, Senegal is facing new challenges. While the factors causing this change may be obvious, the solutions are not always as simple.
The #MeToo movement is making its way across the world. In Uganda, it means speaking out against a culturally deep-seated "open secret"—and finding the courage to speak out against sexual violence.
Lagos' secretive culture has made it harder to tackle domestic violence. Regardless, women are resisting the secrecy, changing the culture, and speaking about their experiences.
In a little-known archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, a migration crisis that has claimed up to 50,000 lives is unfolding largely unnoticed by the outside world.
What happens when Ebola hits in a war zone?
South Sudan's five-year war has impacted people in ways that have not previously been reported.
Twenty-five years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has been labeled a champion for women's rights. What's changed? What work still needs to be done to ensure gender equality in a post-genocide era?
Is the 2011 federal Prohibition of FGM Act in Kenya enough to end the practice of female genital mutilation? FGM is deeply rooted in Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough.
Doctors without BordersConflict and corruption have crippled the health infrastructure of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Issues beyond the headlines of war and ebola hide amidst the vast swathes of forest and jungle that cover the country.
Scientists in Ghana are getting out of their labs to change public perception about genetically modified orphan crops. What could that mean for food security in sub-Saharan Africa?
Can a multi-ethnic vigilante group provide much needed trust and security to the conflict-ridden Plateau State of Central Nigeria?
Pulitzer Center grantee Ty McCormick discusses Foreign Policy's multi-part series on the unintended consequences of the EU's response to the migrant crisis.
Journalists Noah Fowler and Jonathan Kaiman discuss their three-part series on China's growing role in Africa.
How does a country fail? Peter Gwin spent three years traveling to the Central African Republic to look at how a rebellion destroyed the nation and what's happened to its wealth of resources.
Why did the BBC and three photographers think yet another Nile trip was important? Watch this clip of a dishevelled, sleep-deprived journo to find out.
Bukola Adebayo discusses the environmental impact of sand dredging along Lagos coastlines, the socio-economic challenges, and the relationship to violations of land and property rights.
Jahd Khalil discusses his reporting on Egypt's infrastructure problem and what that means for Egypt's cities and the environment.
"Bridge International Academies" is a for-profit company that seeks to educate some of the world’s poorest children. Its Silicon Valley investors call it “revolutionary.” Others are skeptical.
Kabwe, Zambia, might be Africa's most toxic city. The lead and zinc mining that began at the dawn of the 20th century is responsible for sickening more than a third of its residents.
Cassandra Vinograd discusses her reporting in South Sudan—the world's newest nation and a country on the brink of collapse.
What happens to children in Nigeria who were abducted by Boko Haram? Sarah Topol discusses the lives of those who have not escaped and are still controlled by the militant Islamist group.
Invisible Children is now on the frontline of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army in eastern and central Africa. New York-based writer David Gauvey Herbert investigates.
Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie report on those profiting from the refugee crisis from smugglers in an outpost on the edge of the Saharan desert to small-time drug dealers in Sicily.
How is religion used to foster peace and healing in active conflict societies?
Ellison wins Innovation award for his interactive graphic novel illustrating the fates of Nigerian children accused of witchcraft.
Ellison's multimedia graphic novel, showcasing accused child 'witches' in Nigeria, was nominated for this year's online Drum awards.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stern was nominated in the International category, and student fellows Nabong and Yates were nominated in the Student Journalism category.
The film, which explores daily life for autistic children in Morocco, was inspired by Spinner's own experience as a mother.
Conversation focuses on data journalism initiatives produced in partnership with African journalists–projects such as the Pulitzer Center-supported "Kruger's Contested Borderlands."
Watch Jacopo Ottaviani and the Pulitzer Center's Steve Sapienza discuss the growing use of data journalism in Africa's newsrooms, tips for organizing cross-border collaborations, and how civic technology capacity is influencing the use of open data and open governments in certain African countries.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
Oxpeckers won an SAB Environmental Media Award for their Pulitzer Center-supported project on land rights and displaced communities in Mozambique.
Meyer's project investigates the child labor and corruption behind the global demand for cobalt.
Grantees Cassandra Vinograd, Peter Tinti, and Jack Losh were finalists for an award honoring some of the most courageous, yet least recognized, journalists around the world.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
Stephanie Sinclair's documentary short is an investigation of child marriage and a call to action. In this lesson, students view the film and discuss root causes of child marriage and solutions,...
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Students will explore how health topics are presented in the news media using behind the scenes videos from Carl Gierstorfer’s Ebola project and Jon Cohen’s HIV/AIDS project.
Students will learn about the concept of epidemiology and how it is used to control or prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
In this short lesson, students consider the role of the media and their own relationship with journalism by exploring a story on press freedom in Morocco.
Students learn about health problems associated with solid fuel cooking, alternative cooking methods that would reduce the incidence of these problems, and the difficulties of implementing changes.
Students learn about the politics and policies of nuclear security by exploring the U.S.-North Korea and U.S.-China relationships.
This lesson, designed for journalists and journalism students, uses the film "Facing Risk" to guide a conversation about the impact of reporting dangerous stories on journalists and their families.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.
This lesson introduces students to the individual experiences of child soldiers as well as larger issues like the impact of war on children through reporting on Boko Haram.