Nigerian Army Claims Second Chibok Girl Has Been Rescued
If confirmed, the rescue of another Chibok abductee is wonderful news — though the group of missing schoolgirls represent just a fraction of the children kidnapped by Boko Haram.
On Second Anniversary of Chibok Kidnapping, the Man Who Started #BringBackOurGirls Dismisses Critics
Two years after 276 students were abducted from a town in northeast Nigeria by Islamic militant group Boko Haram, VICE News spoke to the lawyer who started a hashtag campaign to raise awareness of it.
Dumping a Bucket of Ice on Your Head Does Not Make You a Philanthropist
The #IceBucketChallenge is the latest in lazy, narcissistic "hashtag activism." If you want to change the world, you're not going to do it by tweeting, wearing a tacky bracelet, or dumping ice water over your head.
ISIS Stole Some Shiny New Weapons From the Iraqi Army
Six months ago, as it swept into the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq, ISIS was looking a lot less triumphant in Syria. Since then, ISIS has rampaged even further into Iraq, enabling them to turn their attention back to Syria, now armed with a...
The Faces of #bringbackourgirls Aren't Their Faces at All
The image of a young African girl has punctuated news and social media feeds for over a month now. It first gained the attention of millions as a Twitter post calling for the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by the terror group...