East Africa

VICE News Tonight on HBO

A migration crisis is overpowering this tiny French island

“We’re afraid of the kids who have nothing to do and can’t work … They will steal your handbags just to be able to survive.”
Juliette Maigné
Julia Lindau
8.21.18
Rise Up

A Non-Profit is Training Grandmas to Become Solar Engineers in Rural Areas Worldwide

Barefoot College is empowering localities to train rural, poor women as solar engineers and educators within their communities.
Molly Bangs
9.8.17
Voices

These Somali Men Oppose Male Stereotypes to Fight for Female Empowerment

East African student groups are challenging traditional male stereotypes and stepping up to the mark in the fight for gender equality.
Alice Rowsome
8.30.17
SOUTH SUDAN

Violence pushes South Sudan into famine as thousands flee to neighboring Uganda

Peter Lind
2.20.17
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

A Taste of the Highlife: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean tackles releases from Ghanaian artist Pat Thomas and compilations out of East Africa.
Robert Christgau
10.28.16
News

How Terror Group al Shabaab Rose to Power in Somalia

VICE founder Suroosh Alvi travels to the East African country to find out how the Islamist extremist group became one of the world's most brutal terrorist groups on part two of 'TERROR.'
VICE Staff
10.18.16
Blackout Series

We spoke to the activists pushing for change in Eritrea, Africa's North Korea

One in 10 refugees arriving in Europe is fleeing the human rights abuses of the Eritrean regime. Working for change in Eritrea can be deadly, but that is not deterring some activists.
VICE News
7.20.16
africa

Suspected Al Shabaab recruiter kills four police officers after arrest in Kenya

The alleged militant was arrested this week and taken to a police station near the Kenyan border with Uganda, where he grabbed a gun from a guard and opened fire.
VICE News and Reuters
7.14.16
SOUTH SUDAN

Rape, murder, famine — and $2 million for Washington PR firms

The government of South Sudan is accused of repeated human rights violations, but its money buys lobbying and image buffing in DC.
Erin Quinn
7.14.16
Malaria's Last Stand

Building a Cure for Malaria

Some experts believe eradication is impossible without major socio-economic development.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.29.16
africa

Somalia's Security Forces Bring Deadly Hotel Attack to An End in Mogadishu

The al Qaeda affiliated Islamist militant group al Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the car bombing and hours-long siege at Hotel Ambassador, which left at least 16 people dead.
VICE News and Reuters
6.2.16
africa

Al Shabaab Says It Has Carried Out a Car Bombing and Hotel Attack in Mogadishu

The militants reportedly targeted the Ambassador Hotel, in the latest attack against places frequented by foreigners in the Somali capital.
VICE News and Reuters
6.1.16
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