How the World's Prisons Look from Within

Photographer Jan Banning takes us into the prisons of Uganda, France, the US and Colombia.


Life in an Ethiopian Refugee Camp Is Even Worse When You're Gay

There's no fleeing cultural ideology.


How the Africa Cup of Nations Became a Powerful Propaganda Tool

Since its inception in 1957, the Africa Cup of Nations has been used to further political agendas across the continent. Here, we look at how its propaganda value has changed down the years.


What It Was Like to Be Joseph Kony's Bodyguard

An excerpt from When the Walking Defeats You, a book about a young man who became one the bodyguard to one of the 21st century's most notorious warlords before making his escape.


Between Opportunity and Frustration As a Refugee In Uganda

Uganda's open policy allows refugees to start a new life – and even a new business. But not all of them thrive.


The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's November Issue

We spoke with photographer Michele Sibiloni about the inspiration behind his nocturnal work in Kampala.


Stunning Photos of Uganda's Nocturnal Grasshopper Trappers

Michele Sibiloni has always been attracted to what happens after dark. Or, more accurately, he's addicted to it. In this stunning series he leaves the club scene behind for the fields of Uganda.


How Uganda Turned a Public Circumcision Ritual into a Tourist Attraction

Last month, more than 30,000 people showed up to watch young Ugandan men get their foreskins sliced in public.


Inside the Mall at the Center of China's Transformation of East Africa

Thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs, following a trail of billions of dollars in state-led investment, poured into Uganda, and Mukwano Mall was turning into a self-sustaining universe designed for them.


The Brutal Consequences of Uganda's Infamous Anti-Gay Law

Uganda's infamous anti-gay law forced hundreds of LGBT people to flee to Kenya, a country nearly as inhospitable as their home. What can the UN do to protect them?


Photos of People Partying Hard To Defy Uganda's Repressive Laws

We spoke to the photographer who documented a red light district going strong in the face of draconian anti-sex laws.