africa

crime

This Woman Killed Hundreds Of Elephants For Their Ivory. Cops Finally Caught Her.

Chinese criminal Yang Fenlan faces 15 years in prison for managing an organized group that poached endangered elephants
Edoardo Liotta
2.21.19
coffee

More Than Half of Wild Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction

Wild coffee is not normally harvested, but it is crucial to the sustainability of cultivated varieties like Arabica and Rustica.
Becky Ferreira
1.20.19
seismic waves

Mysterious Waves Rippled Across the Earth and Scientists Don't Know Why

Some seismologists have speculated the strange waves could be related to volcanic activity.
Sarah Emerson
11.29.18
Democratic Republic of Congo

"They Killed People Until They Got Tired."

Victims describe surviving the Congo's Allied Democratic Force—one of the least known, but most violent terror groups in the world.
Ben Anderson
9.9.18
cryptocurrency

I Spoke to Akon About His New Cryptocurrency, Akoin

The musician hopes to establish a city in Senegal that would run entirely on Akoin.
Justin Caffier
8.17.18
switzerland

This Four-Star Hotel Shames Food-Wasters with Photos of Starving Children

At Hotel Monopol, Chinese guests have been singled out for their alleged tendency to load up their plates at the buffet and then ditch the piles of uneaten food.
Hilary Pollack
8.17.18
Music

This American Taxi Driver Was a Superstar in Ethiopia

In the 60s and 70s, Hailu Mergia was a famous musician in Africa. But in the 80s, he made the painful decision to leave. Now he's poised for a comeback.
Avery L. White
2.13.18
Film

Talking to Black Nerds About What This 'Black Panther' Film Means to Them

"These are African people who haven’t had their identity tarnished by colonisation. This is a movie that we need."
Noel Ransome
2.13.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Everyone Is Absolutely Losing It over Trump's 'Shithole' Comments

CNN's Don Lemon didn't mince words, Seth Meyers walked off his show, and even the folks on 'Fox & Friends' were stunned.
Drew Schwartz
1.12.18
politics

Christ, Trump Is an Asshole

How many more ways can he show everyone what he is?
Eve Peyser
1.12.18
Music

How ‘Africa’ by Toto Became the Internet’s Favorite Song

Somehow, this cheesy, emotional tune, which turns 35 this year, inspires unironic, almost undivided adoration across the web.
Jessica Furseth
11.23.17
africa

How Colonialism Fueled Deadly Anti-Vampire Hysteria in Malawi

It's not the first time lingering skepticism of foreigners and local beliefs have produced panic over allegedly bloodsucking predators in the African country.
Mark Hay
11.2.17
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