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Africa

Face to Face With DR Congo's Deadly Vipers

Amid the swathes of forest that cover the country, and behind the headlines of war and Ebola, the Democratic Republic of Congo is at the forefront of a hidden health crisis.

Yala Swamp Saga: Broken Promises, Idle Land

An investor was given a 25 year lease to initiate agricultural projects in Yala Swamp within Kenya. The resulting saga between Dominion Farms Limited and the local community illuminates the economic and environmental tensions central to similar land acquisition deals. 

Ebola Survivors

As Liberia grapples to care for thousands of Ebola survivors, scientists strive to understand post-Ebola syndrome.

In Limbo: Kenya’s Exodus to Europe

As more Africans risk their lives trying to leave their homelands, people in one area of rural Kenya rely on a woman who has built a career on safely transporting them to Europe.

Tracking Boko Haram: On the Trail of Terror

Jason Motlagh reports on the battle against Boko Haram guerrillas, the aftermath of their reign and the underlying social and economic factors that fueled their rise.

Land Health and Water Security in Southern Africa

In northwest Zimbabwe, water sources are returning, people no longer depend on food aid, and wildlife populations are rebounding. What’s happening, and what does it mean for other poor areas?

Kenya Abandons the Northeast to Al Shabab

Al Shabab targeted non-Somali Kenyans in the northeast, sending them fleeing to safer parts of Kenya. Now the region must stand on its own.

What Happened on Tarajal Beach?

On February 7, 2014, 300 people rushed a fence dividing Morocco from Spain, a rare land border between Europe and Africa. At least 14 died and border police now face charges of murder. Was it?

Ending AIDS

An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Maasai Women: Breaking Out of the Boma

New economic demands are forcing Maasai women into the workforce. While facing fierce backlash for their work, they are joining together to redefine women's roles within their patriarchal world.

Does Congo Really Need Us?

Some of the biggest criticisms of international aid are coming from self-reflective aid workers who question their role and the role of their employers in developing nations.

William Wheeler: Libya

Reporting from Tripoli, Pulitzer Center grantee William Wheeler looks at Libya's attempt to transform itself into a stable, peaceful and democratic country.