While the months-long lockdown imposed by the government to check the spread of coronavirus lasted, activists and authorities in Nigeria reported an increase in gender-based violence as victims were forced to stay more closely with their abusers, and found it more difficult to seek help due to the restriction of movement.
Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism student Kira Leadholm reports on how COVID-19 has left Ghanians—particularly those in rural areas—more susceptible to child trafficking as the government diverts its resources to fighting the pandemic.
The pandemic has caused media outlets in Nigeria to experience a significant drop in revenue as a result of declining sales and advertisements.
Children champion tree planting as hundreds of people grapple with acute water scarcity in Bunambutye landslides resettlement villages amidst the fight against the novel coronavirus in Uganda.
In Kenya, poor communities are getting more access to clean, safe water as they work to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The Covid-19 pandemic has slowed the trade between Rwanda and the neighbouring DR Congo putting at risk more than a million people in Goma who depend on the Rwandan water
Community-driven initiatives to provide water, sanitation, and awareness in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Africa, are also helping protect vulnerable residents against COVID-19
As the coronavirus spreads, soaring demand for oxygen is bringing out a stark global truth: Even the right to breathe depends on money. In much of the world, oxygen is expensive and hard to get.
Organizations across Nigeria are reporting a rise in cases of child abuse as Nigeria's 94 million children are confined to their homes and other spaces during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The patriarchal policies across MENA came into full play during COVID-19 as women’s vulnerability and burden increased exponentially against a system that was, even before the pandemic, broken and unable to protect women.
A group of Egyptian doctors stopped working in response to the COVID-19 deaths of already 22 of their colleagues. The Medical Union of Egypt said the government neglects to equip doctors with the tools they need.
Extended lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic have seen a rise in abuse and gender-based violence. This story is the second part of Ejiro Umokoro's ongoing reporting on abuse in Nigeria.
AFROPUNK connects the African Diaspora not only through music, but also socially and politically, proving it to be a global movement that parallels the current politics facing young South Africans.
Cape Town, South Africa, has saved its 3.7 million citizens from becoming very thirsty—for now. What lessons can the world learn about handling drought?
Vivienne Walt and Sebastian Meyer traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to most of the world's cobalt, to see how huge global demand can be met without rampant child labor and corruption.
Governments, foundations, and nonprofits aim to help the world's poorest people by giving them livestock, cash, training, and education. What works best? How do we know?
A moving photo essay about the Maasai in northeast Tanzania, who are struggling to make a living on ancestral lands that the government keeps trying to take away.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Entrepreneurs and investors are rewriting the rules of business, challenging conventional growth principles to build an economy fueled by transparency and equality.
After three years of severe drought, Cape Town’s water supply is at the brink of failure. How do leaders and residents respond to an era of unreliable water?
Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.
A project documenting nodding syndrome in Northern Uganda, a disease with an unknown cause and no treatment. It affects children aged 5-15, their brains stop developing, and bodies deform.
A new railway embodies the high modernist aspirations of the Ethiopian government. But a journey from Addis Ababa to the coast reveals the often painful consequences of a grand infrastructure drive.
A two-part segment for PBS NewsHour from Libya, on a controversial program that flies migrants back to their home countries and on the future of ISIS in Libya.
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."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
This photography tutorial for teachers and students from Everyday Africa co-founder Peter DiCampo outlines tips for taking strong photographs and designing photography exhibitions.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin reported in Kenya on corruption, Al-Shabaab, and radical recruitment. They embedded with militarized police and interviewed radicals, corrupt cops, and a Shabaab fighter.
Paul Nevin and Joanne Silberner explore ways that public health students can leverage news media to communicate health issues in an engaging, accessible way.
Grantee Amy Maxmen discusses the similarities and differences between science and journalism.
Journalist Jillian Kennan discusses her reporting on violent youth gangs in Niger.
The Associated Press won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize. Another grantee, Foreign Policy, was honored with an RFK Journalism Award for new media.
This week: celebrating World Press Freedom Day, explaining how melting Arctic ice causes extreme weather, and reflecting on the new memorial to lynching victims in Alabama.
This week: How global warming is thawing the arctic, children in a Peruvian mining town are suffering negative health effects, and in Kenya refugee children from 19 countries live together.
The Pulitzer Center and Thomson Reuters Foundation invite journalists from Southern African countries to apply for the 2018 Reporting Property Rights workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, from July 31-August 3, 2018.
This week: discussing a documentary on child marriage, examining religion and culture's interplay with environmentalism in China, and celebrating our award-winning student fellows.
This week: Why Pakistan and India are equipping their submarines with nuclear-tipped missiles, what life is like for ethnic minority Vietnamese living in Cambodia, and how armed groups have filled a power vacuum in the Central African Republic.
Students, families, and teachers gathered to celebrate the 2nd Annual EverydayDC Photography Exhibit.
In a newly published interview with Voice of America, Austin Merrill and Peter DiCampo discuss founding Everyday Africa and their education work.
This week: The story of a fake embassy in Ghana turns out to be—you guessed it—fake, how Sarah Al Suhaimi's meteoric rise through the Saudi business world signals a new era for women, and Poland's contentious debate over abortion rights.
6th grade students at Macfarland Middle School learned about close observation, caption-writing, and visual literacy in a two-day, bilingual "Walk Like a Journalist "workshop.
Everyday Africa founders Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill visited 19 DC public schools and conducted a workshop for teachers to introduce their project and kick off the DCPS Everyday DC unit.
Epstein's new book exposes how the West—and especially the United States—has contributed to the creation of repressive dictatorships and notorious terrorist groups in Africa.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
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.