Raids in central Africa's Chinko Nature Reserve reveal a dark connection between armed groups and the illicit wildlife trade
In South Sudan there are still 19,000 children in armed forces, with boys trained to fight and girls taken as "wives."
When children escape life with al-Shabab extremists, they don’t escape the trauma of years on the front lines. And there’s little help to be had in a nation still buffeted by violence.
In this episode of BBC Newsday, journalist Ismail Einashe discusses the forgotten genocide in Somaliland.
What is life like for children in orphanages and children's homes under the new foreign adoption law in Ethiopia? How will the law affect children in the future?
Thirty years ago, the U.S.-backed Somali government slaughtered an estimated 200,000 people. Now survivors want US help uncovering the crimes.
From Lagos to Onitsha and Port Harcourt, Nigeria’s southern region suffers off-the-charts air pollution. Leaders are doing little to help.
Libya has cracked down on African migrants seeking to flee to Europe. As a result, Morocco has become the new jumping off point from the African continent. One flashpoint is Ceuta, a Spanish enclave at the northern tip of the country.
Two engineers at the University of Kentucky want to give farmers an easy way to prevent a prevalent problem: aflatoxin contamination, which has global economic and health effects.
What happens to a mother of five after she loses her husband in a deadly landslide in Sierra Leone that kills more than a thousand people?
Libya still struggles with turmoil two years after it regained control of its coast from ISIS, as unrest between factions spurs fears of a resurgence.
African migrants fleeing to Europe risk slave traffickers, starvation, and shipwreck.
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?
Morocco is on the verge of transformation, maneuvering to be a financial and political leader in Africa and hub for tolerant Islam. Will a divided society go along with its liberal king?
The fastest growing chain of schools in the world is a highly controversial for-profit company backed by Silicon Valley investors which promises to educate the poorest of the poor.
In Rwanda, increased floods, droughts, and landslides have caused deaths and destroyed homes. How are mountain gorillas and people living near their habitat impacted by and adapting to climate change?
Years of unmitigated contamination from Zambia's largest lead mine have created a toxic nightmare for the residents of Kabwe, the country's second largest city.
South Sudan is the world’s newest nation but ethnic violence, economic collapse and famine are spiralling. Millions of lives, and the future of the country, are at stake.
Terrorized by Boko Haram for years, millions of people in northeastern Nigeria have fled to crowded camps and cities and are suffering from a deadly combination of severe malnutrition and infection.
Most African migrants heading to Europe unwittingly follow the ancient caravan routes of the trans-Saharan slave trade. Along the way, many are trafficked, sold, and brutally exploited.
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.
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
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.
This week: grappling with the legacy of lead mining.
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.
Students analyze how journalists William Brangam, Jon Cohen, and Jason Kane unfold an analysis of HIV prevention measures in several locations around the world.
The following lesson plan for teachers explores how an author balances narrative storytelling and facts while exploring Uganda's connections to Israel over several decades.
Students analyze how journalist Jon Cohen unfolds an analysis of HIV prevention measures in South Africa in order to create their own promotional tools.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
Our group chose to work on stunting because it is one of the major consequences linked to food insecurity.