This Activist Uses Surfing Therapy to Rehabilitate Child Soldiers
Based in war-torn Mogadishu, the initiative uses the ocean and riding waves to help communities ravaged by years of violence and suffering.
The VICE Morning Bulletin
The VICE Morning Bulletin
Hurricane Irma leaves 4 million Florida homes without power, UN commissioner calls violence in Myanmar "ethnic cleansing," North Korea says US will pay "due price" for more sanctions, and more.
Is a British Widow Really a Key Player in the African Militant Islamic Group al Shabaab?
Despite the tabloid-friendly idea that a violent Islamist group is run by a woman from England, security analysts believe these claims are silly.
Can the Feds Stop Islamic State Recruiters from Preying on Somali Americans?
Minneapolis's large Somali community has seen plenty of local youth recruited by extremists over the years, but some say the problem is inequality, not a lack of counseling or outreach.
Somalia: The Fight Against al Shabaab
Simon Ostrovsky traveled to Somalia to learn how the militant group al Shabaab evolved from a localized threat to a regional one.
Jihad in Kenya
VICE News headed to Mombasa to speak with Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, the highest-profile radical sheik in Kenya, before he was assassinated in April, and to get an up-close view of those living and dying in the cross hairs of a holy war being fought on...
Kenya's Little Mogadishu
It's common knowledge that the al Shabaab terrorist organization has been running youth recruitment in "Little Mogadishu"—the Eastleigh neighborhood in Nairobi, Kenya—since 2009, which has in turn spiraled the area into a police state where no one...
Chasing Coffee in Ethiopia: Part One
I work at Sightglass, an independent coffee company in San Francisco. We take dozens of sourcing trips around the world to places where there's a variety of obstacles: political and health issues, to dangerous terrain.
Refugees in Kenya Are Being Forced Back to War-Torn Somalia
Meet Ifran. Last November, her life changed when police started bullying her into bribes, accusing her of being a terrorist, and threatening her with deportation.
The Race to Save Elephants Being Wiped Out by Organized Crime and Jihadists
The illegal poaching industry in South Africa has gotten so profitable that criminal gangs and even Islamist extremists are getting involved.
How Jihadists Use the Internet
Islamic extremists probably know how to work the web better than you do. But how has that changed in the wake of the revelations of NSA spying? We asked a few experts what the future holds for jihadists and the internet.
The Westgate Attack Shows How Desperate al-Shabaab Have Become
With the militant group panicking and in disarray, they’re ready to lash out regardless of the consequences. Not content with stoning adulterous women, recruiting child soldiers, and taking young girls as "wives," al-Shabaab wants to set up an Islamic...