Stories: Award Winning

  • An Uncertain Path to Reconciliation

    Lea Lucresse, 28, sat in a line of three dozen people in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic one day in September. She was exhausted and quiet, her eyes downcast. She had recently arrived at the John XXIII center, which opened in April 2013 to serve as a listening post for victims, from her home in Mobaye, a multiple-day trip...

  • Fighting Over the Spoils of War

    Notre Dame des Victoires Church, or NDV, is in a small parish about a 10-minute drive from the city of Bambari in the center of the Central African Republic. A French priest established the Catholic outpost in 1857. There’s a large red brick cathedral, a nearby house where clergy sleep and rows of classrooms where villagers once sent children...

  • Harvest of Fear

    One day in September, Ahmed Adam, 23, sat on the ground in the regional capital, Ndélé, and rolled a cigarette. Adam was restless. Earlier that week he returned from the capital, Bangui, about 400 miles away. He was happy to be home. But with no money or means to buy what he needed to restart his life, he said,...

  • Mark Kaigwa Named Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Young Africa Entrepreneurs

    Mark Kaiga, a creative director, filmmaker, digital marketer and entrepreneur, has been named one of Forbes' 30 Under 30 Best Young African Entrepreneurs. Kaigwa is currently reporting on child survival in India on an IRP trip. Kaigwa comments, "It's truly an honor to be included in such a prestigious list alongside such accomplished entrepreneurs. I've been incredibly fortunate to stand...

  • Photo Gallery: TB in the South African gold mines

    Award Winner David Rochkind is a freelance photographer who spent five weeks reporting as an IRP Fellow in South Africa where he examined the tuberculosis epidemic in the mining industry.

  • Ready to Ruble

    Award Winner At last she would see it: the imperial booty of the Romanov czars. All that malachite. All that gold. Not to mention some pretty swank paintings. Perched on a bench in the Hermitage, Nancy Wylde of Scotland tried to summon some regal thoughts on her first visit to the museum. But she couldn't think scepters and orbs when...

  • War in the Honduran forests (English version)

    Award Winner May 21, 2007 Salamá, Honduras — As Father Andrés Tamayo puts his cassock on to celebrate Mass, a group of soldiers with M16 rifles take their positions in the small colonial church. Once at the pulpit, the slight-framed priest from Salamá rebukes illegal loggers before a congregation of farmers that have got used to seeing him...

  • Guerra en los bosques de Honduras

    Award Winner Padre Andres Tamayo Salamá, Honduras — Mientras el padre Andrés Tamayo se pone la sotana para dar la misa, un grupo de soldados con rifles M16 toma posiciones en la pequeña iglesia colonial. Una vez en el púlpito, el menudo cura de Salamá fustiga a los taladores ilegales ante una...

  • For Cuba’s disillusioned youth, hip-hop offers a way to speak out

    Award Winner CIENFUEGOS, Cuba - Here on the outskirts of this industrial southern coastal city, a thousand excited youths gather in the November darkness of a community center turned concert venue. Bicycles are hoisted off an outdoor stage the length of a '57 Chrysler as rappers crowd onto the platform. As he awaits his debut entrance, Carlos Diaz, of the...