How the World Health Organization is battling bullets, politics and a deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Daily life is fraught with danger for people living in remote areas of a country where health funding is as scarce as specialist medicine.
The scramble for land along River Nile by foreign investors in has seen swaths and stretches of fertile communal lands being allocated without the due involvement of local communities.
As refugees flee conflict in South Sudan, the burden of HIV grows, in part because of rampant sexual violence.
Health clinics in Ugandan refugee camps provide services to South Sudanese women who have survived sexual violence.
A lifeline river for over five million people in southwestern Uganda has turned into a road. Residents walk through it as this photo story shows.
Amy Nye reports on the need for education, sensitization, and prevention programs that educate people in Senegal on the dangers of diabetes and how to avoid it.
Keishi Foecke arrives in Uganda to report on education in sexual violence protection. She finds that on the one hand she is a clear outsider, while on the other hand Ugandans are genuinely welcoming.
The country plans to release the modified seeds this year or next. Will they benefit the small farmers they were designed for?
Why have reports of domestic violence increased in Lagos, Nigeria? Joy Ikekhua examines the growth in recent years.
"Democracy is resilient, but if ignored, it will be under assault," said Congressmen Steny Hoyer at the 2019 Copenhagen Democracy Summit.
Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has interrupted clinical trials to treat Ebola and forced scientists to change how they immunize people.
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.
In February 2016, Uganda strongman Yoweri Museveni won another election which opposition groups and international observers say was not free and fair.
A rare, detailed look at one of the world’s most important battles against terrorism. PBS NewsHour goes on the front lines as Al Shabaab tries to terrorize and recruit inside of Kenya.
What does it mean to apply soft power?
Reporter Kathleen McLaughlin looks at how China's efforts to provide medical aid to Africa have been corrupted by fake drugs.
Journalist Larry Price discusses his reporting on what it's like to be a child laborer in the gold mines of Burkina Faso.
Journalist Pete Jones discusses his reporting from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Skype brings Pulitzer Center grantee Sharon Schmickle together with classes studying food insecurity at Australia's Queensland University of Technology.
Fiona Lloyd-Davies has reported on Eastern Congo since 2011. Here she discusses the twin aims of her new project, assessing the aftermath of a mass rape and efforts to establish conflict-free mines.
Pulitzer Center education director Mark Schulte invites educators and students to join Paul Salopek on Twitter for a virtual campfire chat.
Planting and maintaining vegetable gardens on school grounds in South Africa was supposed to be a sustainable operation to maintain food security. Unfortunately, it seems to have proven otherwise.
Peter Chilson discusses his project on the borders of French West Africa, including his time in Mali during a coup d'etat.
Journalist Austin Merrill describes his history with Ivory Coast, why he chose to return, and some of the unfortunate surprises he found as he reported on the country's uneasy post-war status.
Pulitzer Center grantee Sam Loewenberg discusses his reporting on chronic hunger and the causes behind it.
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
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.
Journalist Amy Maxmen receives prestigious science-writing prizes for reporting on Ebola and other diseases
Daniel Socha tells of program where kids' school fees paid if they participate in running club. One of those runners: a soft-spoken young 19-year-old woman who represented the DRC in 2016 Olympics.
Pulitzer Center grantees receive award for helping audiences understand the global significance of groundwater depletion on land rights, livelihoods and the environment.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
In this lesson, students explore the causes and consequences of the fragile water and sanitation infrastructure in Nepal.
A high school civics lesson that uses photography as a tool for neighborhood improvement.
After a series of chats with Pulitzer Center journalists, students reflect on the experience in a creative yet relevant form of writing by producing a blog post.
A lesson guide to be used to in conjunction with the Everyday Africa curriculum, and visits with Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill.
This lesson will help students apply knowledge of language to understand how it functions in different cultures and contexts.
Students will learn about the importance of water safety and collect class data on swimming involvement.
Students will debate what policy Italy should implement when dealing with the migrants from Libya after their role in overthrowing Gaddafi.
Students will come to their own informed conclusion as to whether cash payments to those living in poverty is helpful or simply a hand out.
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 evaluate President Obama’s Food Plan and discuss/debate whether the initiative will be effective or not.
This lesson draws from a range of projects on food waste, ocean health, global goods and extractives, food insecurity, water and sanitation and more to support student understanding around...