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.
Today, troops from Chad and Niger retake town from Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, and more.
Nigeria's Nollywood is the second-largest producer of movies in the world. How does it compare with Hollywood and Bollywood?
Thousands of Nigerians flee to Cameroon to escape Boko Haram, Gaza exports first produce shipment to Israel since 2007, and more on today's VICE News Capsule.
Other foreign prisoners slated for execution with Chan and Sukumaran haven't stirred the same passion in their home countries, where reactions range from outrage to disinterest.
Ghanians march against power cuts, Poland faces some of the worst air pollution in the EU, and more.
They want the world to pay more attention when Nigerians are killed in terrorist atrocities.
Ottawa is exporting less military aid overall but upping shipments to India, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as other non-NATO allies with questionable moral records.
Whenever the world goes to hell in a family-size hand basket, people act surprised that they keep getting surprised.
I talked to human rights campaigners to discuss the UK's attempts to tackle homophobia around the world.
"Witches and wizards in the country are ready to help restore Nigeria's lost glory," according to their spokesman, Dr. Okhue Iboi.
You can create the most sophisticated medicines and vaccines in the universe, but none of that matters if most countries can't afford them-or even afford to train doctors in the first place.
As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to Liberia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak.
The #IceBucketChallenge is the latest in lazy, narcissistic "hashtag activism." If you want to change the world, you're not going to do it by tweeting, wearing a tacky bracelet, or dumping ice water over your head.
It's become a sort of annual ritual for Americans to go wild over the possibility that an exotic, lethal illness might spread from Africa or Southeast Asia to their own backyard.
In 2008 Christina O'Reilly lost $8,000 to a Nigerian love scam. Since then she's been depicting the experience through oil paintings and watercolours. We talked about her art, and how to avoid a swindling.
The image of a young African girl has punctuated news and social media feeds for over a month now. It first gained the attention of millions as a Twitter post calling for the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the terror group Boko
We interviewed Sonia Aimluwu, a Nigerian woman whose group, African Women Acting, has helped keep the news media focused on Boko Haram's kidnappings of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.
The Danish government suspends adoptions from Nigeria, Ukraine expels Russia's military attaché, Dutch police arrest Greenpeace activists, and hundreds of Africans try to rush the Spanish border.
It's easy to forget about the country's real problems when you can unite everyone against the gays.
For this week's Mahal, photographer Cheney Orr and I hooked up with our friend Rilgood—a rapper who calls himself "the King of Nigeria." Rilgood immigrated from Nigeria to New York and since then has established himself as a musician known for his music t…
I gave a camera to a Nigerian immigrant who ended up in a refugee camp in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from Libya in a fishing boat. The photos he came back with show what day-to-day life is like for refugees like him.
Thanks to a legal loophole, the average age of marriage for girls in Kebbi State, northern Nigeria, is 11 years old. The law is often manipulated and exploited for perverse ends, but it's rare that one forgotten detail in legislation can affect an entire
At the end of June, the UN held its annual International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Yury Fedotov, head of the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime, gave a speech in which he mentioned that the cocaine trade in Africa is growing, "fueling ec…