Despite bountiful gold, diamonds, uranium, the Central African Republic has been mired in civil war and the legacy of colonization.
Ben Taub talks about his journey to uncover human trafficking in this video.
Land in South Africa is often owned communally, a fact which international mining houses exploit by cutting deals with traditional authorities.
Leslie Roberts captures life in Nigeria for internally displaced people coping with the effects of Boko Haram.
In one of the world's least recognized crises, hunger amplifies disease for millions fleeing the violence of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.
A 19-month investigation exposes South Africa's failure to stop the ongoing pollution from coal mines that have been shut down.
About 13 percent of South Africa is still held as communal land. International mining houses often cut deals with leaders of these lands to get access for new operations.
As in many parts of the world, the painful ritual persists in Ethiopia despite official bans. But community conversations can help — in multiple ways.
NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Ben Taub about the reporting process for a story on human trafficking across the Sahara and the Mediterranean.
Every year, thousands of teen-agers from one city in Nigeria risk death and endure forced labor and sex work on the long route to Europe.
A rare known paralytic disease konzo has inflicted polio-like symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other African countries.
Eschewing public consultation, the ministers of the environment and mining in South Africa sign a deal to allow coal mining in a legally protected environment.
One man is using his great wealth to try to help some of the poorest people in Mozambique by attracting more tourists to the beautiful national park of Gorongosa. Scott Pelley reports.
ENOUGH is sponsoring a video contest to raise awareness of the connection between the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the world's demand for electronic products - especially cell phones.
Photojournalist Carlos Villalon has worked for news organizations around the world. He traveled throughout eastern Congo between April and June of 2006, documenting the impact of war, coltan mining and trade on daily life. The Pulitzer Center is pleased to present his work and commentary here, as a supplement to the Center's own project on Congo.