Melanie Gouby

Impact

How the Inspiration for a Pokémon Became the Most Trafficked Mammal on Earth

The host of the most recent episode of <i>Black Market: Dispatches</i> dives deeper into the illicit pangolin trade.
Melanie Gouby
9.14.16
politics

Uganda's Vigilante 'Crime Preventers' Could Backfire on the President

More than a million young Ugandans have been recruited into the ranks of the "Crime Preventers" vigilante group — a government-backed youth which it's alleged influenced the recent election.
Melanie Gouby
3.3.16
africa

Opposition Accuses Ruling Party of Fraud in Uganda's Presidential Election

Ugandan police arrested the opposition candidate and several members of his Forum for Democratic Change party for saying the government's official preliminary vote numbers, which put the current president on track to win a fifth term, are fraudulent.
Melanie Gouby
2.19.16
africa

'Where Are the Ballots?' Anger and Suspicion Grow Over Delays in Uganda's Election

VICE News is on the ground in Uganda, where voters are frustrated by delays in delivering ballot papers for today's election and concerned over whether the process is "free and fair."
Melanie Gouby
2.18.16
africa

Ugandan Opposition Rally Ends in Tear Gas and the Candidate Being Towed Away

Dr. Kizza Besigye reportedly took the wrong road to his campaign rally and was held by police, sparking a day of unrest throughout Kampala as his supporters and security forces clashed in the streets.
Melanie Gouby
2.15.16
africa

Spiraling Violence Puts Brakes on Central African Republic's Journey to Democracy

The CAR is supposed to hold a presidential election on October 18, which is hoped to end years of violent chaos. But as the death toll from clashes rise, it's feared the vote could just make things worse.
Melanie Gouby
9.30.15
africa

'The Real Pygmies Experience': Evicted Batwa People Now Just Act Out a Previous Life for Tourists

The Batwa pygmy community in southwestern Uganda was violently forced from the forests and are now forbidden from going back to their ancestral home — unless performing on the Batwa Trail.
Melanie Gouby
7.21.15
protest

Protesters Brave Threats to Return Burundi's Streets Following Failed Coup Against President

President Pierre Nkurunziza has sacked his defense and foreign ministers in the wake of a failed coup, while protesters are back on the streets for the first time since the attempted ouster.
Melanie Gouby
5.18.15