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.
In South Sudan, since the beginning of the war, thousands of women and girls have been captured by government and opposition forces. Many of them became the “wives” of the soldiers.
Abigail Bekele, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Guilford College, traveled to Ethiopia to report on children's homes that provide care for children who do not live with family.
While governments are happy to be wooed by multibillion-dollar loans and large-scale infrastructure investment, feelings on the streets are less warm.
Abandonment, persecution, violence: childhoods are lost as young Nigerians are branded as witches.
Michael Scott Moore's new memoir of his three-year captivity by Somali pirates weaves together personal narrative and investigative journalism, by examining his own experience with a larger examination of the world around him.
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak ravaged three West African countries. Now many of the same communities are facing a new health struggle: mental illness.
The fight against militias that roam CAR's displaced persons camps and now persecute the very people they claim to protect.
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.
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.
Globally, cooking smoke causes over 4 million deaths per year. Can improved cookstoves save lives, the environment and is the promise of ‘clean cooking’ fulfilled in Malawi?
Smugglers along the trail from East Africa to Europe, through Libya, tend to look after their own. Are former Somali pirates running Somali migrants?
Egypt’s infrastructure has real life costs for its citizens, and requires targeted and accountable investment. Can the government make the right ones?
After years of the raging wars in Iraq and Syria, most people still think the conflicts are about territory and political power. But religious practice and belief have a lot to do with it.
Mass killings, mass rape, ethnic cleansing, starvation and a lack of international will to act against the specter of genocide: A rare look inside the crisis in South Sudan.
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 Financial Times' Michael Peel talks about his reporting in Myanmar as part of a special FT series, 'The Great Land Rush.'
Nairobi-based freelance journalist Ariel Zirulnick discusses her project, "Kenya Abandons the North East to Al Shabab."
Foreign Affairs editor Stuart Reid discusses his reporting in Gambia—a profile of its dictator Yahya Jammeha and an investigation into a December 2014 coup attempt.
Laura Bassett and Jake Naughton traveled to Kenya to take a close look at the devastating impact of a United States policy on the abortion rights of rape victims around the world.
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
This week: grappling with the legacy of lead mining.
For a week, the Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.
Nieman Reports wrote about the need for more visual journalists and editors of color and how Everyday Africa addresses this industry-level problem.
Don Belt reflects on teaching college students slow, narrative journalism using Paul Salopek's "Out of Eden" project.
This week: violence against civilians in South Sudan's civil war, a review of Emmanuel Macron's win in France, and China's investment in renewable energy.
Neil Brandvold takes over @PulitzerCenter Instagram with project, Konzo in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Filmmakers and performers from "Circus Without Borders" visited schools in Winnipeg, Manitoba in March, 2017.
Amy Toensing visited Guilford College to present her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "A World of Widows."
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Jon Cohen discussed his reporting on HIV/AIDS with University of Michigan students.
This week: the incredible migrant trail of one woman, Bangladesh's toxic leather tanneries, and the Maldives losing battle agains climate change and losing democracy.
Cynthia Gorney discussed her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic project, "For Widows, Life After Loss" at the University of Texas at Austin.
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.
The hungriest people in Africa are its farmers. Africa is one of the largest continents in the world and farming is the biggest way to obtain financial means and food.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Links to curricular resources for the Out of Eden Walk project.
It has been said that journalism is the literature of democracy. What is journalism? Why is it important? You will soon have a chance to find out!
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...
The discussion questions attached can be used by teachers to engage students and book clubs in conversation about the themes of Roger Thurow's The First 1,000 Days.