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.
A rundown of all the countries you should be scared of this year.
I wanted to know how people in Monrovia (where the ebola outbreak has hit hardest) are coping, so I checked in with my old friend Segbe Nyanfor, a human rights activist and longtime resident.
"I wouldn't say I was brave. Or maybe it is bravery, but the most important thing in my mind is to look objectively at the risks and decide whether or not you think you could help."
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.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, we examine wildfires, Ebola, an attempted public beheading, and more bad news from around the world.
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.
This week, Christian youth destroy a mosque in the Central African Republic, international medical workers travel to Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, and the husband of a Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family admits to ki…
The Ebola virus has ravaged Guinea in the past two months. According to Guinea's Ministry of Health, there have been at least 134 suspected cases and 84 deaths. In response to the outbreak, about 60 international Doctors Without Borders staff members have…
Spicy bat soup is a delicacy in Guinea, but bats carry the Ebola virus that is ravaging the country, so this week, the country decided to ban bat meat.
Simon Mann is a British mercenary, most famous for his failed coup attempt against Teodoro Obiang, president of Equatorial Guinea. Simon cofounded the private military company Executive Outcomes, which at its height ran two African wars. He also claims he…
Kim Thue has spent the past few years shooting in Big Wharf, one of the the biggest and most dangerous slums of Freetown, Sierra Leone, where the locals affectionately call him "The Notorious K.I.M."
I'm bending over an open grave in Sierra Leone and trying not to fall in. A boy stands next to me. He's a member of a crew of kids who call themselves Skull and Bones.
The cutting-edge of warlord chic.