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.
Halfway through their four year campaign, the U.S. military is already failing at combating “violent extremist organizations” in Africa, according to a recent Pentagon report and formerly secret plans.
The solutions aren't simple, and conflicts are on the rise.
The Sahrawi singer discusses the process and motivations behind her new album 'Abbar el Hamada,' which addresses 40 years of Western Sahara occupation.
A burgeoning Franco-American alliance relies heavily on special forces, drones, and private military companies for counterterrorism operations in the Sahara and Sahel regions.
The dire humanitarian situation in the Sahel is turning it into fertile ground for extremists.
The humanitarian situation in the Sahel is turning it into fertile ground for extremists.
About 12,000 refugees displaced from Mali by two years of conflict find themselves in Burkina Faso, facing violence, famine, and disease.
Fleeing war for poverty in Burkina Faso has left them in a horrible limbo.
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