How a Coup in Burkina Faso Could Damage the US War on Terror
The West has poured hundreds of millions of dollars of military aid into Africa's Sahel region, but violent extremism is only getting worse. VICE World News went to the front line to find out why.
The 25-Year-Old Who Negotiates With Boko Haram
Ummu Kalthum is one of the youngest – and most successful – mediators brokering deals to free Boko Haram hostages in Nigeria.
The Next Pandemic Could Come From an American Factory Farm
"If you have several thousand hogs packed in together and they're all genetically largely the same, that selects for the most virulent pathogens."
Business Is Booming for the Italian Mafia During COVID
Italy is releasing some of its most brutal mafiosi from prison. Their families are also seizing on the opportunity to hand out loans, sell fake PPE, and extort money from vulnerable Italians.
Black and Brown Protesters in New York Were Jailed Longer and Punished More Harshly Than White, Data Indicates
Of 72 "protest-related" arraignments handled by New York County Defender Services, just 5% were white people.
New York Protesters Won’t Be Silenced by Curfew
"You know that you’re going to have their ear for a second and you know you’re going to finally be able to get a message across.”
The NYPD Crackdown on Protesters Is Creating the Perfect Breeding Ground for Coronavirus
Protesters are being held as long as 50 hours with no protective gear or ability to socially distance from other protesters in custody — or cops.
Protesters Facing Felony Charges in New York Could Wait Days in Rikers Before Their Hearings
Rikers has one of the highest rates of coronavirus infections in the city.
How Stealing and Selling Children Became a Business in South Sudan
A warlord may be a mother’s only hope to find her missing children in South Sudan.
‘I Don’t Want to Die’: Fighting Coronavirus on the Streets of Detroit
What it's like for the EMTs battling COVID-19 in the hardest-hit city in Michigan.
South Sudan Just Ended Its Civil War — for Now
The news is a glimmer of hope for the traumatized country, but ethnic tension is just under the surface in the nation's second largest city.
Injured, Imprisoned, or Dead: The Consequences of Protesting in Venezuela
VICE News followed three opposition supporters through the first anti-government protest of 2020 as Juan Guaido stokes a flagging movement.