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The Vice News Guide to the World — Week of November 27

The Vice News Guide to the World — Week of November 27

Donald Trump may be a world of chaos all by himself, but the world beyond Trump is changing in dramatic ways, often with little notice. We’d like to tell you about it and we’re keeping track of these
Gambling addiction is on the rise in Kenya and leaving young people bankrupt and suicidal

Gambling addiction is on the rise in Kenya and leaving young people bankrupt and suicidal

After losing 48,000 shillings ($465) on bad bets in just a few hours, Jackson Kimani was thinking of committing suicide. The 26-year-old is a salaried…
The Vice News Guide to the World — Week of November 27

The Vice News Guide to the World — Week of November 27

Donald Trump may be a world of chaos all by himself, but the world beyond Trump is changing in dramatic ways, often with little notice. We’d like to tell you about it and we’re keeping track of these
'Society needs to learn to accept': living with HIV and Aids in Africa – in pictures

'Society needs to learn to accept': living with HIV and Aids in Africa – in pictures

Across Africa, girls and young women are disproportionately affected by HIV and Aids. Treatment remains out of reach for many pregnant women and mothers who have the virus, with stigma and
Opinion: The Starving Lands

Opinion: The Starving Lands

A section of a camp in Rimenze, South Sudan, where people displaced by war have fled. The United Nations says more than five million in South Sudan need food aid.
Israel is making a strong play for Africa—but it’s about more than just geopolitics

Israel is making a strong play for Africa—but it’s about more than just geopolitics

In early December, Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed an agreement with the United States to increase energy access in Africa and to reduce the…
Op-Ed Contributor: Stop the Manipulation of Democracy Online

Op-Ed Contributor: Stop the Manipulation of Democracy Online

The opposition leader Raila Odinga during Kenyan elections last month. Political camps set up teams of paid bloggers, social media influencers and bots to shape public opinion online.
Africa’s SureRemit joins the tokenized race to win the global remittance market

Africa’s SureRemit joins the tokenized race to win the global remittance market

Nigerian based SureRemit has launched a crypto token aimed at money sent home by global immigrants. The startup — which is incorporated in Mauritius — offered pre-sales of its remittance focused
These are the key lessons we learned about democracy in Africa in 2017

These are the key lessons we learned about democracy in Africa in 2017

The last twelve months have been a confusing time for African democracy. We have seen coups that didn’t look like coups and elections that didn’t…
How investing in solar energy can create a brighter future for Africa

How investing in solar energy can create a brighter future for Africa

A new scheme aims to lighten the lives of millions who live without electricity, with the promise of a possible 6% returnHow would you like to earn a return of up to 6% on your cash while at the same
How investing in solar energy can create a brighter future for Africa

How investing in solar energy can create a brighter future for Africa

A new scheme aims to lighten the lives of millions who live without electricity, with the promise of a possible 6% returnHow would you like to earn a return of up to 6% on your cash while at the same
Global Health: Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V.

Global Health: Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V.

A scene from a video describing tactics used to help persuade young women in Africa to take a daily pill that prevents infection with H.I.V.
From protests to bombings, a 50-year history of US embassies

From protests to bombings, a 50-year history of US embassies

As the US embassy in London moves to new premises, we survey a history of sieges, battles and raids at US missionsWhen the US embassy moves out of Grosvenor Square, London, early next year it will be
Global Health: Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V.

Global Health: Six Lessons in Helping African Women Avoid H.I.V.

A scene from a video describing tactics used to help persuade young women in Africa to take a daily pill that prevents infection with H.I.V.
Calestous Juma’s legacy of supporting innovation in Africa is the gift he gave us all

Calestous Juma’s legacy of supporting innovation in Africa is the gift he gave us all

Three years ago, when we started discussing what an Africa edition of Quartz would look like it didn’t take long for us to come to…
The year's top development stories: 2017 in review

The year's top development stories: 2017 in review

As Donald Trump cut funding for family planning and people from east Africa to Yemen went hungry, peace finally gained a foothold in ColombiaThe year began with the inauguration of Donald Trump and
Take a new approach to holiday leftovers with this sweet Somali tradition

Take a new approach to holiday leftovers with this sweet Somali tradition

The joy of sharing food with friends and loved ones lies at the heart of the festive season. A longstanding Somali tradition can help guests…
Scores killed, several injured in Kenya bus crash

Scores killed, several injured in Kenya bus crash

Thirty-six people were killed and 11 injured early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between a bus and a lorry on a road in central Kenya, police said.
Dozens dead in head-on collision between bus and lorry in Kenya

Dozens dead in head-on collision between bus and lorry in Kenya

Police say crash took place on notorious highway where more than 100 people have lost their lives in accidents in DecemberThirty-six people have been killed and 11 injured in a head-on collision
Calestous Juma, 64, Dies; Sought Innovation in African Agriculture

Calestous Juma, 64, Dies; Sought Innovation in African Agriculture

Calestous Juma in 2004. His championing of sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa was informed by his arduous childhood in a poor village there.