West Africa


How to Improve Your Summer BBQ, Ghanaian Style

Forget stale buns and plastic cheese, Zoe Adjonyoh's beef chichinga skewers bring a dose of West African spice to the grill.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna

This Ghanaian Bakery Has a Delicious Secret

No one knows exactly what goes into the traditional West African bread at Uncle John’s Bakery, but people travel from all over London to try it.
Zamira Rahim

Zoe Adjonyoh Wants You to Step Inside Her Ghana Kitchen

We talk to the London chef about her new cookbook, which showcases the West African-inspired dishes from her wildly popular Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen supper club and pop-up restaurant.
Eleanor Langdale
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Cerrone Has Taken the Legendary Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou For an Acidic Spin

The reformed poly-rhythmic outfit are sounding as ebullient as ever on "Madjafalao​".
Angus Harrison

This Ghanaian Home Cook Makes Some of London’s Best Vegan Student Food

Maame Ororiwaa started with a one-off food stall at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies two years ago. Now, she serves weekly £4 lunches of jollof rice, peanut stew, and fried plantain—all vegan and all prepared in her tiny home kitchen.
Eleanor Langdale
Vice Blog

What Does Nigeria's Use of Private Military Companies Against Boko Haram Mean For the World?

The government's recent decision to hire PMCs raised some uncomfortable questions about the future of conflict in the region, and on a global scale.
Bruno Bayley

What Life Was Like on the Ground During the Ebola Crisis

We spoke with correspondent Danny Gold about the psychological effects of reporting on a deadly epidemic, and if the world will be better prepared for the next one.
Dory Carr-Harris

Vulnerable Australians Are Being Tricked into Running Drugs for Syndicates

Email scammers are convincing old, disabled and mentally ill people to commit crimes.
Wendy Syfret
African food

London’s African Chefs Are Mixing Yorkshire Puddings and Ugali

From Jamie Oliver’s “Jollofgate” to groundnut stew supper clubs, African cuisine is gaining popularity among British diners. “The thing is,” explains chef Folayemi Brown, “it’s not ‘African food.’ We can’t represent the whole continent.”
Johanna Derry
West Africa

​Kyrgyzstan is Both a Haven and Dumping Ground for West African Footballers

Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian countries have become a destination for West African football players. Sometimes that's a good thing. Sometimes it isn't.
Jack Kerr

Kofi Annan: The War on Drugs Has Failed in West Africa and Around the World

The former Secretary-General of the United Nations says that force alone is not enough to stop the problems of violence and addiction that come with drug trafficking.
Kofi Annan, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation

Meet the Filmmaker Who Won a Ten-Minute Standing Ovation at Cannes

We talked to Abderrahmane Sissako about his new film, Timbuktu, a much-lauded humanist drama set against the Sharia occupation of Northern Mali in 2012.
Laya Maheshwari