“As students were sent home in an exceptional way, it is important that special measures are taken to make sure that they will be safe from coronavirus when they come back to school come September,” said Dr. Irene Ndayambaje.
Every year, Africa loses more than 2 million hectares of forest. The production of charcoal and firewood and the development of space for agricultural activities are among the causes of this deforestation.
An investigation dives into the heart of the scandal of PHC Boteka, a multinational company that imposed its laws to the detriment of collective well-being, under the discreet gaze of Congo's authorities.
Ethiopia’s civilians will bear the brunt of the war developing in the country's northern Tigray region.
While bees in the Republic of the Congo are not yet threatened, the growing number of artisanal harvesters is prompting the agricultural sector to anticipate potential environmental damage.
The transition to remote learning in Nigeria has raised calls for the restructuring of the country’s education system, as ed-tech companies and NGOs stepped in to help fill gaps in the sector.
Damage to Tabora forests threatens to dry up Lake Tanganyika.
Slavery was abolished in Nigeria in the early 1900s, but Igbo people who are descended from slaves are still seen as inferior.
Increased human activities in Urambo and Kaliua districts in Tabora Region have contributed to the loss of what used to be dense miombo forests, thus accelerating the decline in the amount of rainfall compared to the past.
The recently-discovered peatlands near Congo's Lokolama bring fame, challenges, and opportunities to nearby communities and researchers.
The World Health Organization suggests frequent hand washing to help combat COVID-19. But this recommendation can be hard to implement in Nigeria, where over half of households do not have access to water on their premises.
Migrants and asylum-seekers are crossing a treacherous part of the Atlantic to reach the Canary Islands. This route has become one of the most dangerous to European territory. Many never make it.
Since 2017, more than 600,000 trees have already been planted in Yangambi. But how can these forests be protected in the face of a population that uses them to meet its needs?
Likouala is known for its wealth of honey. But the honey harvesters, mostly the indigenous Baka people, still resort to fire or tree cutting. These ancestral techniques cause enormous damage to bees and their habitat.
Observers fear civilian casualties as Ethiopia’s Tigray region squares off against the federal government.
Woodlands comprise almost 90% of Tanzania's forests. In Miombo, tobacco farming impacts these landscapes and nearby communities.
This project will investigate whether local communities understand the importance of peatlands and what they are doing to protect these resources.
Officially, the United States has one military base in Africa. But extensive reporting has revealed the existence of a network of secret military bases and outposts across the continent.
This project will focus on Nkamou in Congo-Brazzaville's Pool Department as a case study of deforestation in this part of the country.
Agribusiness is a key driver of deforestation in DRC's Equateur province, where impacts are felt by both the environment and local communities.
In Cameroon, industrial corporations which specialized in either rubber or sugar cane exploitation have destroyed hundreds of hectares of forests, leading to the expulsion of Indigenous populations.
A growing population, high demand for arable land, the need for wood for heating, and traditional medicine sources are all threatening the forests of Southern Burundi.
As the world tries to contain COVID-19 pandemic, how are already-vulnerable and water-scarce communities in Nile River basin containing the disease while ensuring local economies do not collapse?
African scientists, researchers, and data journalists come together to focus on the big picture of coronavirus in Africa, identifying the most vulnerable communities and analyzing the healthcare system.
Eliza Barclay explains how the Vox reporting team focuses on key superpowers of three tree species in three rainforests to convey their unique ecological roles and the urgency of protecting the them.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo experienced the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. Journalist Amy Maxmen and photographer John Wessels report on challenges in the response.
Stroke is the world's second-leading killer. An innovative program to train neurologists in Zambia hopes to turn the tide of the disease.
Esther Ruth Mbabazi discusses her reporting project on "Nodding Syndrome," a neurological condition affecting over 2100 children in Northern Uganda.
Hugh Kinsella Cunningham reports on a hidden health crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo: snakebites.
“What Went Wrong?” is a citizen journalism project that focuses a critical lens on failed foreign aid interventions.
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.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN), a major new initiative that seeks to harness investigative reporting and cross-border collaboration to tackle stories at the intersection of climate change, corruption, and governance in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions: Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia.
The multimedia projects profiled three species of trees from the world’s largest rainforests that help stave off global environmental disaster.
The Rainforest Journalism Fund, in collaboration with the World Resources Institute, organized a webinar for journalists reporting from the greater Congo Basin.
Former Pulitzer Center staffer and grantee Emily Baumgaertner discusses how the United States can learn from Sierra Leone’s example fighting an infectious disease.
The 10 journalists will harness data, collaboration, and investigative reporting to tackle stories at the intersection of deforestation, corruption, and governance. The Rainforest Investigations Network will be coordinated by award-winning Brazilian journalist Gustavo Faleiros.
The award-winning article documented the World Health Organization’s response to the Ebola outbreak in a volatile region of the Congo.
Multilingual site supports all five languages spoken in rainforest regions.
The Pulitzer Center-supported Vox project profiles three tree species vital to the global ecosystem
"Sucked Dry" investigates the effects of foreign land grabs in the Nile River Basin on 11 African countries.
Since April, over 120 elementary students have learned about how migrants and refugees who are children learn and go to school around the world with the Pulitzer Center's In Their Shoes workshop
The project focuses on three climate superheroes under threat of deforestation.
Pulitzer grantee Ejiro Umukoro has spent the lockdown reporting on Nigeria’s shadow pandemic of violence against women and children.
In this lesson, students will analyze the challenges facing communities in Kenya and Hong Kong in stopping COVID-19 and compare their responses to other places' around the world.
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
In this lesson, students will analyze how photojournalists tell under-reported stories using photography and apply tips for doing so themselves from Pulitzer Center-supported journalists.
In this lesson, students consider questions of identity and visibility by analyzing a documentary about an intersex woman from Zimbabwe seeking asylum in the U.S.
In this workshop, elementary students will learn what it means to be a refugee, explore how four child migrants around the world go to school, and reflect on common threads between their lives.
As students across the world learn remotely, Pulitzer Center is committed to supporting educators with engaging resources that are online and easily printable.
Students explore images from the Everyday Africa, evaluate how images can inform a person's understanding of what a place looks like, and brainstorm images that they can compose to more accurately...
Students explore images from Everyday Africa, and then practice planning images for a photography exhibition that aims to present everyday life in their communities.
This is the seventh and final lesson in the Everyday DC unit, where students conclude their work on Everyday DC by completing a final individual and collaborative project.
Students explore reporting about four Black Americans' decisions to 'repatriate' to Ghana, analyze their motivations, and make connections between Black History figures and current events.
Students learn about the techniques and value of oral history by looking at examples used in reporting, and developing their own projects by connecting historical events to their own community.