West Africa


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
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
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
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

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VICE Staff
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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

This Ghanaian Home Cook Makes Some of London’s Best Vegan Student Food

Maame Ororiwaa started with a one-off food stall at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies two years ago. Now, she serves weekly £4 lunches of jollof rice, peanut stew, and fried plantain—all vegan and all prepared in her tiny home kitchen.
Eleanor Langdale

Step Inside New Jersey's Organized Car Theft Rings on the First Episode of 'Black Market'

Check out the first episode from Michael K. Williams's new VICELAND show about the desperation driving the world's underground economies before it airs July 5.
VICE Staff

This Innovative West African Lab Is Turning E-Waste into 3D Printers and Robots

WoeLab in Togo is on a mission to promote urban renewal in the west African nation with a focus on creating sustainable technology in a local context
Chris Matthews

What Does Nigeria's Use of Private Military Companies Against Boko Haram Mean for the World?

The government's recent decision to hire PMCs raised some uncomfortable questions about the future of conflict in the region and on a global scale.
Bruno Bayley

I Accidentally Ate the World's Most Illegally Trafficked Animal

If you’re in the market for a truly awful meal sprinkled with guilt and served with a side of sizzling bad karma, as I unfortunately experienced, then pangolin meat is for you. See you in hell.
Anna Hirtenstein

What Life Was Like on the Ground During the Ebola Crisis

We spoke with correspondent Danny Gold about the psychological effects of reporting on a deadly epidemic, and if the world will be better prepared for the next one.
Dory Carr-Harris

Watch This 'VICE' Episode About the Evolution of the Recent Ebola Outbreak

In this episode from season three of the VICE HBO show, we investigated last year's Ebola outbreak, then headed to college campuse to learn how the schools dealt with the pervasive culture of sexual violence.
VICE Staff