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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
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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

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

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

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
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This Rapper Is Defying Togolese Censorship to Tell Stories About Africa's Political Problems

Watch Elom 20ce's self-directed video for "Voodoo Sakpata" off his upcoming album.
Benjamin Lebrave

Vulnerable Australians Are Being Tricked into Running Drugs for Syndicates

Email scammers are convincing old, disabled, and mentally ill people to commit crimes.
Wendy Syfret

Kofi Annan: The War on Drugs Has Failed in West Africa and Around the World

The former Secretary-General of the United Nations says that force alone is not enough to stop the problems of violence and addiction that come with drug trafficking.
Kofi Annan, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation

Meet the Filmmaker Who Got a Ten-Minute Standing Ovation at Cannes

We talked to Abderrahmane Sissako about his new film, "Timbuktu," a much-lauded humanist drama set against the sharia occupation of Northern Mali in 2012.
Laya Maheshwari
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Disease Without Borders: On the Front Lines of the Fight Against Ebola

Liberia is woefully unprepared to deal with the logistics necessary to stop the spread of the disease.
Danny Gold

What Life Is Like for Liberians Dealing with the Ebola Outbreak

I wanted to know how people in Monrovia (where the ebola outbreak has hit hardest) are coping, so I checked in with my old friend Segbe Nyanfor, a human rights activist and longtime resident.
Tyler Stiem