For more than a century, the Maasai have been corralled into smaller and smaller pieces of land in order to conserve the environment and precious animals—and to make room for deluxe suites and armies of tourists.
Despite their popularity, many of these skin-whitening creams contain stuff that can kill you.
Protests against President Pierre Nkurunziza have led to violence clashes between the police and demonstrators—and things don't look to be returning to normal anytime soon in the African nation.
Economist Michael Clemens is pretty sure that the continent won't collapse.
In a country where gay men are subject to anal examinations in police cells and imprisonment because of text messages, Alice Nkom has dedicated herself to helping people find justice in a homophobic system.
An in-depth look at the situation playing out in the Mediterranean.
While documenting the personal effects of those who tried to reach "the other side," I came to admire the migrants' desire to leave their troubled pasts behind and build new lives.
Fake antimalarial pills sold on the black market have helped create a drug resistant malaria strain. We look at who's selling them and the problems they're causing.
The former Secretary-General of the United Nations says that force alone is not enough to stop the problems of violence and addiction that come with drug trafficking.
"This is a battlefield. Some fight on, some flee, some die. We are fighting for a free country. For the future."
We talked to some of competing filmmakers about why Africa needs FESPACO film fest, and picked out the best of the features, documentaries, and shorts.
The melting Antarctic ice sheet, China's 18-year-old basketball phenomenon, a drug that could stop the AIDS epidemic, and more.
The story behind Guantánamo Diary, steeped in unknowable complexity and murky details, is perhaps the perfect parable of the post-9/11 era.
Andargachew Tsege has been held in a secret prison since June, and his lawyers and family says the UK is too friendly with the Ethiopian government.
"A strong animal like an elephant could be reduced to the status of a dry fruit, completely emptied, which is an image that I carry inside forever."
They're sick of living with non-white people in the West, so they're trying to colonize Africa. Makes sense.
Kern spent six weeks in 2014 documenting the daily lives of transgender people in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, an area still prone to heteropatriarchal beliefs.
I spoke to one of the people behind a report called "The Poor Are Getting Richer and Other Dangerous Delusions" about how this week's World Economic Forum in Davos will get things wrong.
VICE News documents the final hours of the president of Burkina Faso's 27-year long reign, as a popular revolution reaches its turbulent conclusion on the streets of the capital Ouagadougou.
Due to the secrecy that surrounds FGM, the true extent of the practice in Western countries isn't known. We spoke to the director of No FGM Australia, the Human Rights Award–winning charity that works to abolish the practice.
Whenever the world goes to hell in a family-size hand basket, people act surprised that they keep getting surprised.
"My photos move between darkness and light. It's sort of a history of South Africa and a history of my state of mind."
President Museveni claimed he would gladly leave politics, but says his people don't want him to step down.
China's worldwide resources shopping spree has set its eyes on New Zealand milk, and it's making farmers very nervous.