ethiopia

Culture

The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections

Africans have been calling for the return of ancestors’ remains for decades, and at least one Western leader is now listening.
Tarisai Ngangura
1.25.19
woman seeing woman

These Stunning Photos Celebrate the Beauty and Power of Ethiopia

Photographer Aïda Muluneh's work defies Western perceptions of the East African nation.
Elyssa Goodman
9.28.18
immigration

Pregnant, Traumatized, and Trapped in Asylum Limbo

A massive backlog of asylum requests has left thousands of people in miserable situations while they wait to hear if they'll be allowed to stay in the US.
Meredith Hoffman
5.21.18
Culture

This Girl Band Is Thriving Despite a Racist Hate Campaign Against Them

Rightwing tabloids called them "Ethiopia's Spice Girls" and labeled them a waste of taxpayers' money. Now Yegna is fighting back.
Veronique Mistiaen
3.9.18
Broad Strokes

The Artistic Benefits of Forgetfulness

Bay Area artists Rewina Beshue and Muzae Sesay discuss how their faulty memories inspire their work and frame their experiences as first-generation African immigrants.
Sarah Burke
3.6.18
Music

This DC Taxi Driver Was a Superstar in Ethiopia

In the 60s and 70s, Hailu Mergia was a famous musician in Africa. But in the 80s, he made the painful decision to leave. Now he's poised for a comeback.
Avery L. White
2.12.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea, bus fire in Kazakhstan kills 52, John Kelly said to dub Trump campaign wall promise "uninformed," and more
VICE Staff
1.18.18
State of Surveillance

Ethiopia Allegedly Spied on Security Researcher With Israel-Made Spyware

The digital rights watchdog Citizen Lab has exposed a new spyware company that sells surveillance technology to governments.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
12.6.17
crime

A Bodega Owner Tried to Get a Customer to Murder His Business Partner

The customer said that he didn't even know the name of the man asking him to kill.
Mack Lamoureux
11.21.17
COLLEGE

This College Course Teaches Students About War and Peace Through Food

Field trips to restaurants that serve food from other nations shows that breaking bread is about more than just, well, bread.
Matthew Kruchak
9.15.17
last week in art

Scientists Have Discovered The Oldest Art Store in History

The Porc-Epic cave served as a hub for powdered ochre pigment production for at least 4500 years.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.5.17
Photography

9 Contemporary African Photographers You Need to Know Now

'New African Photography II' provides a glimpse of contemporary Africa through the camera lens.
Antwaun Sargent
5.9.17
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