Democratic Republic of the Congo

reproductive rights

What It's Like to Risk Death and Jail Time to Get an Illegal Abortion

Abortion is banned almost without exception in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but countless women still terminate their pregnancies illegally and dangerously. Fatima was one of them.
Laura Kasinof
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump warns he'll be "angry" if health bill fails, ex-president of Brazil convicted of corruption, two US volunteer fighters killed in Syria, and more.
VICE Staff
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Attorneys general to sue President Trump over foreign payments, Puerto Rico opts for US statehood in disputed (non-binding) vote, Russian opposition leader detained ahead of Moscow rally, and more.
VICE Staff
Social Media

Congo’s Female Tech Activists Risk Violence, Jail, and Rape to Speak Out

Women push for change using technology in a country known for rampant gender-based violence and conflict.
Kait Bolongaro

The Man Who Spent 30 Years in the Rainforest Preserving the Music of the Bayaka

Louis Sarno went to record the music of the Central African Republic's Bayaka community in the 80s and never turned back.
Emiko Jozuka
The Up in Flames Issue

Why Companies Aren't Required to Label Their Products 'Conflict-Free'

This August, a court ruled that labeling goods made using minerals from warlord-controlled mines is a matter of opinion on moral responsibility, not a factual statement relevant to investors.
Mark Hay

Robot Cops are Directing Traffic in The Congo

Real-life Robocops might be the solution to Africa's overcrowded roadways.
Beckett Mufson
VICE Loves Magnum

Dominic Nahr's Eerie Photos from Conflict Zones and Disaster Areas

For this round of VICE Loves Magnum we spoke to Dominic Nahr, who is still running the gauntlet of selection before becoming a full Magnum member. We discussed Africa's endless potential for stories, the eeriness of post-tsunami Japan, and how a...
Bruno Bayley