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.
In Lagos, Nigeria, why do victims of domestic violence not report abuse? While some feel silenced, others believe it’s important to speak out about their experience.
In Sudan, civilians and the military have reached a power-sharing agreement. But how will they implement it?
Despite the abolition of the slave trade more than a century ago, the descendants of slaves in southeastern Nigeria still face significant discrimination.
Amy Maxmen talks with Nature about the World Health Organization's decision against declaring the DRC's Ebola outbreak an international emergency, and about her visit to an armed Ebola treatment centre.
Ebola survivor Maurice Kakule Kutsunga is working to dispel rumours about the virus and health care providers.
With the rise of obesity and diabetes in its population, Senegal is facing new challenges. While the factors causing this change may be obvious, the solutions are not always as simple.
The #MeToo movement is making its way across the world. In Uganda, it means speaking out against a culturally deep-seated "open secret"—and finding the courage to speak out against sexual violence.
Lagos' secretive culture has made it harder to tackle domestic violence. Regardless, women are resisting the secrecy, changing the culture, and speaking about their experiences.
What happens when Ebola hits in a war zone?
Twenty-five years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has been labeled a champion for women's rights. What's changed? What work still needs to be done to ensure gender equality in a post-genocide era?
Is the 2011 federal Prohibition of FGM Act in Kenya enough to end the practice of female genital mutilation? FGM is deeply rooted in Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough.
Doctors without BordersConflict and corruption have crippled the health infrastructure of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Issues beyond the headlines of war and ebola hide amidst the vast swathes of forest and jungle that cover the country.
Scientists in Ghana are getting out of their labs to change public perception about genetically modified orphan crops. What could that mean for food security in sub-Saharan Africa?
Can a multi-ethnic vigilante group provide much needed trust and security to the conflict-ridden Plateau State of Central Nigeria?
Rwanda’s children born of genocide rape are coming of age—against the odds. Their mothers have now disclosed to their children the circumstances of how they were born.
Centuries after the abolition of the slave trade, descendants of former and freed slaves in Southeastern Nigeria still face discrimination—but some activists are working to change that.
In South Sudan, the trauma of the war and the use of child soldiers is transmitted from one generation to another. But people are also finding ways to keep hope.
Journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, inspired by her own family history, examines the modern discrimination of descendants of slaves in Nigeria.
Multimedia journalist Melissa Bunni Elian talks about her experience reporting on AFROPUNK as a cultural touchpoint for black identity and the African diaspora.
Patricia Huon and Andreea Câmpeanu traveled to South Sudan and Uganda to report on children and youth who were associated with armed groups—looking at how these children were dealing with trauma while reintegrating back home.
Meet Matt Kennard and Ismail Einashe, who explored foreign military and economic power conflicts in the Horn of Africa.
Multimedia journalist Larry C. Price traveled around the world to report on air pollution: specifically, PM2.5. What is it, and how does it manifest across the globe?
Meet journalists Jane Hahn and Max Bearak, who report on group of multiethnic vigilantes keeping the peace in Nigeria.
Meet Jane Hahn and Max Bearak, who discuss their coverage of the feud between farmers and herders in central Nigeria for The Washington Post.
In 1960, about 100,000 turkeys in England suddenly died. Could grain contamination be the cause? Roxanne Scott explores how Nigerian farmers are planning to recover from aflatoxin contamination.
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.
In a densely populated village outside Mombasa in Kenya, the effects of industrial pollution continue to harm inhabitants. Deborah Bloom chronicles an activist's fight against it.
In May 2018, Hassan Ghedi Santur traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, to report on former al-Shabab child soldiers and the many challenges that await them once they defect from the group.
Photographer Thomas Dworzak discusses his reporting on Maasai women fighting for their land rights.
What are the challenges to ending AIDS? "Far From Over," a series supported by the Pulitzer Center for PBS NewsHour exploring societal stigma against HIV/AIDS, was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Pulitzer Center grantee received One World Media Award for Digital Media for his coverage of Nigeria's persecution of children accused of witchcraft.
How is religion used to foster peace and healing in active conflict societies?
Ellison wins Innovation award for his interactive graphic novel illustrating the fates of Nigerian children accused of witchcraft.
Ellison's multimedia graphic novel, showcasing accused child 'witches' in Nigeria, was nominated for this year's online Drum awards.
Pulitzer Center grantee Stern was nominated in the International category, and student fellows Nabong and Yates were nominated in the Student Journalism category.
The film, which explores daily life for autistic children in Morocco, was inspired by Spinner's own experience as a mother.
Conversation focuses on data journalism initiatives produced in partnership with African journalists–projects such as the Pulitzer Center-supported "Kruger's Contested Borderlands."
Watch Jacopo Ottaviani and the Pulitzer Center's Steve Sapienza discuss the growing use of data journalism in Africa's newsrooms, tips for organizing cross-border collaborations, and how civic technology capacity is influencing the use of open data and open governments in certain African countries.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
Oxpeckers won an SAB Environmental Media Award for their Pulitzer Center-supported project on land rights and displaced communities in Mozambique.
Meyer's project investigates the child labor and corruption behind the global demand for cobalt.
At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.
Analyzing and understanding the trends for Genetically Modified Crops: How will food security change in Ghana with the innovation of a stronger cowpea?
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
Climate change—an issue that affects us all, no matter where we are in the world. This guide will help begin a conversation about today's under-reported stories surrounding our global crisis.
This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
In this project, students explore how we are connected with people across the globe and dive deep into one specific item of their choice to research an issue connected to it.
Students explore Afropunk as a global social catalyst and consider art and fashion's relationship to identity, culture, and social movements.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."