West Africa

Conservation

Mammals Are Dying at an Alarming Rate Even in Unpolluted Forests

Scientists made maps to show how mammals in an intact habitat still face major pressures from human hunters.
Becky Ferreira
5.14.19
ebola

Congo’s deadly Ebola outbreak just reached a city of 1 million people

“The arrival of Ebola in an urban area is very concerning."
Tim Hume
5.17.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on a Senegalese Icon's Undiminished Greatness

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews two albums from Youssou N'Dour and one each from Tal National, Les Filles de Illighadad, Songhoy Blues, and Amadou & Mariam.
Robert Christgau
2.16.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on the Blended Flavors of Two New West African Releases

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews 'The Rough Guide to the Music of West Africa' and Trio da Kali & Kronos Quartet's 'Ladilikan.'
Robert Christgau
9.29.17
Vice News Tonight

The majority of migrants entering Italy aren’t refugees

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani
8.3.17
Gambia

Gambia's new president is inheriting the country from a man who maybe stole all of its money

David Gilbert
1.27.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump to be inaugurated as president, Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo extradited to the US, Kanye West gets another college course, and more.
VICE Staff
1.20.17
the Gambia

Gambia's president-elect was sworn in today – but the current president won't step down

Tim Hume
1.19.17
Drugs

Promising Ebola drug isn't effective enough after all, study says

Kayla Ruble
10.13.16
thump exclusive stream

Cerrone Has Taken the Legendary Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou For an Acidic Spin

The reformed poly-rhythmic outfit are sounding as ebullient as ever on "Madjafalao."
Angus Harrison
10.6.16
NIGERIA

Boko Haram left an estimated 5 million people in Nigeria on the brink of famine

"We will see, I think, a famine unlike any we have ever seen anywhere," United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Toby Lanzer said in Brussels last week.
Kayla Ruble
9.17.16
africa

Boko Haram is leaving a major healthcare crisis in its wake

Aid workers are entering for the first time areas in Nigeria once held by the terrorist militia, and finding nearly a million people in desperate conditions.
Kayla Ruble
8.23.16
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