A nervous calm prevails as the Central African Republic awaits the final round of presidential elections due to take place in early February. Renewed outbreaks of inter-communal violence since September is keeping the population on edge, with many fearing a flare-up of tension [continue reading].
Season Four of VICE TV on HBO begins with a report from Nigeria on the government’s fight against the terrorist group Boko Haram. You can watch more VICE TV on HBO in our Documentaries section. 🔝 Watch rare video interviews and news reports in our Documentaries [continue reading].
The traditional life of a Maasai warrior in Kenya involves learning how to hunt and herd cattle. One group of Maasai warriors have now learnt a surprising new skill – playing cricket – and they’ve formed a team. Their captain, Sonyanga Weblen Ole Ngais told Matthew [continue reading].
Maasai Warriors from the Laikipia region in Kenya have exchanged their spears for cricket bats and they are using cricket as a vehicle to empower youth and to target social problems in order to bring about positive change in their communities. “Concentrating on cricket [continue reading].
There were 28 people of 18 nationalities killed and 56 others wounded after a 15-hour siege that ended Saturday night at a hotel popular with international business travellers on the busy Avenue Kwame Nkrumah in the city’s centre. Six Canadian humanitarian workers from Quebec [continue reading].
Burkina Faso and French forces killed the three extremists, and they regained control of the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Minister of Security and Internal Affairs Simon Compaore said Saturday, according to The Associated Press. A fourth extremist was killed when security [continue reading].
The growing humanitarian crisis of dozens of countries is more of a global concern than it has ever been – yet not enough people are acting on their concern. For many reasons, people living in countries far removed from a crisis – no matter how horrific the media [continue reading].
The United Nations has reported massacre of children in South Sudan’s persisting civil war despite public announcements of political deals aimed at ending the nearly two-year-old conflict. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated in a report [continue reading].
Floods caused by El Nino could displace more than 100,000 people in Ethiopia, where more than 8 million people are facing a food crisis because of the worst drought since a devastating 1984 famine, the United Nations said on Monday. Failed rains during both the spring and summer [continue reading].
A popular singer from Guinea has managed to escape from the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali where terrorists have taken about 170 people hostage. The terrorists took control of the hotel in capital Bamako around 7:00 a.m. on Friday. Malians who reside near the popular Radisson Blu [continue reading].
It was literally poetic justice when West African music legend Sekouba Bambino escaped the Radisson Blu in Mali and gave the police key intel on the religious extremists who attacked the hotel, took 170 people hostage and killed at least 20 on Friday. Malian commandos later [continue reading].
NAIROBI: Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza, was sworn in for a third term Thursday, six days ahead of schedule. The government has not explained why the swearing in was moved up with virtually no advance notice. In his inauguration speech, Nkurunziza pledged to end [continue reading].