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.
In an attempt to report on the resurgence of ISIS and the migration crisis in Libya, two Western journalists navigate grave risks to tell their story.
Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer's new book, Poached: Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking, offers a new look on the poachers, traders, customers of, and people against illegal wildlife trade.
As the world sprints to end AIDS, adolescents and young people suffer from HIV in the shadows with girls and young women bearing the brunt in Malawi.
The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it succeed?
Blacklisted as a state sponsor of terror, Sudan is waging its own fight against the Islamic State group. Can a government that's based itself in Islamist rhetoric part with its past and stay in power?
According to all the latest reports, South Africa is making major steps in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. A look at how the lives of women here have changed in the past three years.
How close are we to a yellow fever pandemic?
Over the past two decades fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has torn through the region, leaving widespread poverty and hopelessness. Project Kirotshe helps one community rebuild hope through a youth running program.
A new game based on the Panama Papers that lets you discover the widespread, corrupt and often harmful offshore networks that deprive African countries of billions of dollars.
Young women are at particularly high risk for HIV in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where about 5,000 of them acquire the disease each week. Is a drug to prevent HIV really the best solution? Amy Maxmen looks at alternative solutions in South Africa.
With a population numbering just 5 million, Central African Republic is a microcosm of sub-Saharan Africa's most enduring political and humanitarian crises. It is also the site of one of the continent's most ambitious attempts at preserving biodiversity.
“You people will know your mistakes,” one boy was told. “You have come to where you will enjoy your life.”
Crashes by heavy commercial vehicles not only lead to loss of lives but also have a negative impact to the economy in East Africa.
Pollution sickens and kills millions of people worldwide each year. This project explores the most toxic places with a focus on causes, consequences and possible solutions.
Photojournalist Cheryl Hatch and writer Brian Castner discuss their project in Liberia, where the U.S. military helped confront the Ebola outbreak.
Joshua Hammer discuses his experience in Mali while working on his project, "Taking Timbuktu: Music, Manuscripts and Madness at the Edge of the Sahara."
Interviews and images from the field of Jessica Hatcher, Guillaume Bonn and Marc Hofer.
Uganda has a sanitation crisis, and it will take innovative solutions to help this country suffering from its own waste, where only 30 percent of the population has access to improved sanitation.
In South Africa's poorest mining communities, fury at the political class is mounting.
Roger Thurow talks about his reporting on the 1,000 Days Project from the fields of northern Uganda.
Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman talks about her work documenting Uganda's LGBT community in the wake of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
What happens to an aid-dependent country when the tap suddenly runs dry? See for yourself, as Aaron Ross and Rijasolo hit the road in Madagascar.
Allison Shelley and Allyn Gaestel report on the silent crisis of abortion in Nigeria.
In Mali children are given anti-malarials to prevent the disease. Use on a large scale is leading to drug-resistant strains of malaria, yet health workers say the benefits outweigh the risks.
In 2014, Rwanda will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the genocide. Tomaso Clavarino spent 20 days in the country reporting on the survivors, and the scars, of the 1994 civil war.
The journalist behind the Atlas of Pentecostalism explains the origins and techniques of a uniquely innovative reporting project.
The Population Institute awarded Laura Bassett the Global Media Award for her story "Instruments of Oppression."
Honored reporting covers issues ranging from refugees and the world economy to human rights abuses by the Assad regime.
We Want You to Live - Liberia’s Fight Against Ebola is a documentary by Pulitzer Center grantee Carl Gierstorfer.
Pulitzer Center journalists Misha Friedman, Jon Cohen and Amy Maxmen spoke to 425 people about their work featured in the e-book "To End AIDS" at different events in the San Francisco area last week.
Everyday Africa was highlighted by both Bill Gates and The New York Times for their work that transcends stereotypes and presents "normal life" on the African continent.
This week: how the refugee crisis changes the world economy, migrants search for their children, and Pulitzer Center staff picks for a year in photos.
This week: the far reaches of President Kabila's Kleptocracy, refugees born without a nation, and the forgotten story of Latin America's Schindler.
Reporting to focus on impact of sand dredging along their Nigeria's southwest coast.
Watch a video of New York City Lab School seniors using the Out of Eden Walk as inspiration for small-group exploration of Manhattan and other boroughs.
Boy Scout Nicholas Fahy walked with Paul Salopek for two days in Uzbekistan, the top prize in an essay contest conducted by the Pulitzer Center with the Philmont Scout Ranch.
DC Public Schools students gathered for a reception with photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve on October 3, 2016 to celebrate the photos they contributed to the Pulitzer Center-supported photography contest for students who studied abroad in summer 2016.
This film explores the risks sometimes associated with reporting and the conversations reporters wish they had started back home. David Rohde, Michael Scott Moore and Diane Foley are featured.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be used.
Introduce students to the impact of mining by Australian companies in Africa. Students explore a multimedia slideshow and use what they discover in a structured debate.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
This project outline uses several photojournalism projects to engage student in reflections and analysis of how a “slow approach” to journalism can highlight larger issues in their own communities.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be...
In the following lesson, students will analyze several resources about the dangers of motorcycles, and by the end, they will write a summary about the dangers of motorcycles.
This lesson looks at different countries and their responses to the AIDS epidemic.
Students conduct an analysis of Amy Maxmen's Newsweek article, examine how she educates and engages the audience, and explore the differences between this type of writing and academic writing.
Fatal Extraction examines the impact of Australian mining companies on African communities. Through exploration and discussion, students will learn about the concept of corporate responsibility.
Students learn about the impact of mining companies on African communities. Accusations of violence and poor safety regulations are explored using photographs, videos, court documents, and...
Uses resources from Fatal Extraction to support understanding around interdependent global forces, social vs individual needs, legacies of discrimination and environmental impact of human activity.
The following lesson plan and educational resources asks students to analyze the effectiveness of online reporting that covers the ancient city of Timbuktu using a diversity of media.