To many, Trump's new economic and security strategy looks like a desperate scramble to regain power in a region where much of the goodwill traditionally extended to the U.S. has evaporated.
A new generation of educated and passionate South Sudanese women, often from the diaspora, have come back to help rebuild their country and search for their identity.
Forestland grabs are not only denying land rights to forest communities and indigenous people but also leading to biodiversity loss and climate change.
It takes more than a village to reverse deforestation. For Sierra Leoneans, it's a matter of changing the mindset of the people—hopefully before more tragedy strikes.
Vigilante Group of Nigeria forms the first line of defense between the population and the unknown masked men terrorizing central Nigeria's fertile farmland.
The Pulitzer Center and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted an event on the migrant crisis and geopolitical issues in Libya moderated by Indira Lakshmanan and featuring with Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis of Libya, Pulitzer Center-supported journalists, and regional experts.
Up to 10.3 million hectares of land has been acquired by investors from individuals, communities and governments in the 11 Nile basin countries since 2000. So, what does this means to rural women?
Civilians are stepping in to stop the violence between farmers and herders.
This film examines the ways historical inequalities, inefficient bureaucracy, and a lack of urgency lead to unsafe and improper infrastructure conditions in rural South African schools, hindering learning and resulting in tragic deaths.
Ismail Einashe joins Eric & Cobus on The China Africa Project podcast where he discusses his reporting on China's standing in African countries.
Lam is 11 years old. He flees, then follows the men with guns. Today, he still lives with his nightmares. (French language broadcast)
South Sudan, the youngest nation in the World, turned 7 years old on the 9th of July 2018. But lives are still lost, and the optimism that came with independance is now a distant memory.
Here’s how one Nigerian state tackled the deadly bacterial infections that kill hundreds of thousands of babies worldwide each year—and why such a seemingly simple solution is so tough to pull off.
Thousands of people have been forced off their properties in South Sudan—and often the perpetrators are those in power.
Although Algeria is a low emitter of greenhouse gasses, environmental changes like lower rainfall, higher temperatures, and longer cycles of drought have slashed profits for Algerian sheepherders.
A series on Europe’s controversial "pay-to-stay" effort to fight migration at its source.
Fine sand is fast disappearing along Lagos coastlines due to unchecked dredging activities. Miners continue with this endeavour despite the environmental impact on Lagos communities.
For LGBTQ Ugandans, the infamous 'Kill The Gays' bill brought not only unexpected benefits in the form of foreign funding and support, but also a violent backlash among the general public.
As the Central African Republic slips back into chaos, the government is mostly powerless to intervene. Armed groups hold the power. Here's what happens—and who steps in—when state authority is absent.
An extraordinary collaboration between U.S. and Chinese nuclear scientists is setting the stage for greater cooperation between the two countries in addressing security threats.
South African wildlife sits on the brink of disaster as rhinos continue to be poached. With so much at stake, villagers fight to protect the keystone species, resources, and the tourism industry.
In the chaos of crisis and human displacement, aid organizations struggle to track, analyze and respond to information fast enough to provide help. Tech and data science is providing a solution.
Across Africa, the era of U.S. and European hegemony is ending. As China fills the gap, the continent is changing in ways we’re only beginning to understand.
The Moroccan government is considering an end to its 30-year experiment with Arabic-only education. Are students and teachers ready and willing to return to French?
Kira Zalan traveled to Sudan to report on radicalization, a problem for many communities in different regions of the African continent.
Journalist Geneive Abdo reports from Egypt, where despite an insignificant Shi'a presence, there is growing alarm among Sunni religious figures about the Shi’a threat.
Michael Scott Moore investigates the involvement of former Somali pirates on the East African migrant trail.
Journalist Amy Maxmen traveled to Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, where girls under age 20 are being infected by HIV at alarming rates.
Meta Krese and Jost Franko discuss today’s globalized economy by connecting growers of cotton from Burkina Faso, the garment industry in Bangladesh, and European consumers.
Photographer Jake Naughton discusses his reporting on Uganda’s LGBT community following the notorious "Kill the Gays" bill. Though the bill was struck down, it created a cascade of effects.
Who will succeed Robert Mugabe—and who will be given the coveted grave site next to his own?
Meet journalist Mark Olalde who is investigating the costs of abandoned mines and the active minerals extraction industry in South Africa.
Photojournalist Neil Brandvold investigates the paralytic disease Konzo that has inflicted polio-life symptoms on thousands of the most impoverished people in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Misha Friedman discusses traveleing to Cape Town to report on the human stories behind the statistics of HIV and the tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa.
Meet Beatrice Obwocha, a Kenyan journalist reporting on road safety.
Environmental journalist Judith D. Schwartz travels to rural Zimbabwe to document how holistically-managed cattle revived a severely degraded landscape—in a way that has benefited wildlife and brought food security to local villagers.
The six-part PBS NewsHour series evaluates the state of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, asking whether we can soon end the disease.
Jason Stearns, director of the Congo Research Group, discusses a comprehensive report that documents the network of business interests of the Congo's President and his extended family.
This week: President Kabila's vast network of family-owned businesses, a comedy group in India fights ISIS with laughter, and Syrian refugees look for a sense of belonging in Germany.
Japanese and American students in the Tomodachi Youth Exchange learned how to be a photojournalist from Pulitzer grantee Allison Shelley.
This week: Zika's intercontinental hop, a look inside Russia, and developmental deficiencies from poverty.
Pulitzer grantee Michael Scott Moore talks to CNN about the 977 days he was held hostage by Somali pirates and their reemergence in East Africa
This week: for-profit schools in the most impoverished places; identifying bodies from the U.S.-Mexico border; and age-based asylum in Sweden.
This week: four boys escape from Boko Haram's army; the impact of Venezuela's food shortage on kids; and the debate on whether to use affordable, yet unreliable cancer screening tests in Haiti.
Recent reporting on former Boko Haram child soldiers by grantees Sarah Topol and Glenna Gordon was highlighted by Poynter's James Warren.
For female reporters covering conflict, being pigeonholed to report "women's issues" is one of many unique challenges.
"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.
Property grabs threaten life and livelihood for women around the world.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
Through this webquest, students use several different projects on the "Downstream" web portal to examine the impact of water resources on a wide range of communities around the world.
Sudan has been a "fragile state" for more than two decades. Through this webquest, students are able to explore this complex country using several different reporting projects on Sudan.
Students explore the concept of peacebuilding, then use what they have learned to evaluate peacebuilding efforts in their community and suggest peacebuilding projects of their own.
This is a multi-week unit on water rights and access. Students examine the causes of water shortages across the globe and explore solutions to ensure that all people have access to clean, safe...
This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.
This multi-week unit for grades 9-12 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media and debating...
This multi-week unit for grades 3-5 on the Out of Eden project can be divided for individual lesson plans. Students explore human migration and its impact by generating digital media.
This lesson uses “What Makes the Kids of Congo Run” by Daniel Socha to introduce students to the situation in Eastern Congo, the challenges youth face, and ways to effect change.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
Students will examine the effect the discovery of a valuable resource such as oil has on the political culture of that country.
This lesson guides students through the game "Continent of Secrets," which reveals what investigative journalists uncovered about the use of offshore companies by African businesses.