Sierra Leone on Vice
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 was asked to help kick-start the Iraq war. Full story
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." Full story
Rolling Dice to Talk to the Dead
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. Full story
West Africa has Gone Mad and it Looks Fantastic!
The cutting-edge of warlord chic. Full story