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Street Food Icons
7:05

The Burger Sisters of Kenya - Street Food Icons

Sisters Natalie and Samantha Mwedekeli took their love of tasty food and their Kenyan and Nigerian roots and turned it into Mama Rocks, one of the first street food vendors in the vibrant city of Nairobi.
Terror / Clip
4:54

Fighting ISIS

In Iraq, Suroosh speaks to the soldiers on the frontline of the fight against ISIS and experiences the violence of the conflict firsthand.
Terror / Clip
4:59

The Formation of the Islamic State

Suroosh tracks the origins of the Islamic State from an American prison camp in Iraq and a 1400 year old religious prophecy.
Terror / Clip
6:21

Boko Haram Kidnappings

Boko Haram has forced dozens of girls to carry bombs because they attract less suspicion. Suroosh meets one of the few of them who managed to survive.
Terror / Clip
4:04

The Origins of Boko Haram

Suroosh speaks to Aisha Wakil, a lawyer who knew members of Boko Haram before the group declared jihad against the Nigerian government.
Terror / Clip
4:06

Rehabilitation for Former Al-Shabaab Soldiers

Fartuun Adan returned to Mogadishu to continue the mission started by her husband, peace activist Elman Ali Ahmed, prior to his assassination. She now heads up intervention initiatives with the goal of rehabilitating former child soldiers.
Terror / Clip
5:03

The Battle for Somalia

Suroosh Alvi traces the evolution of Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group that has dominated Somalia for more than a decade.
Terror / Clip
1:00

TERROR (Series Trailer)

Suroosh Alvi meets with activists, victims, government officials, and soldiers on both sides of the war on terror, to investigate the brutal and sometimes surprising history of the most notorious Islamic terror organizations.
Close To Home
11:23

JJ Johnson Cooks his Pan African Roots

In this episode of Close To Home, Michelle sits down with J.J. Johnson, the James Beard award-winning chef of Henry at Life Hotel in NYC, to talk about the African diaspora’s effects on global cuisine.
VICE Shorties
3:56

The Daredevil Bikeriders in Ghana

Meet Ghana’s most talented street stunt bikers. Their skill is second to none — making them the best riders in Africa, if not the world.
10 Things You Need To Know About...
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10 things you need to know about black panther: the movie

The narrative around superhero films has historically been one of whiteness and male-dominance. Ryan Coogler's Black Panther changes this, triumphantly. It's a story that celebrates the strength, beauty and power of men and women of African descent.
VICE News Shorts
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The U.S.’ shadow war across Africa

What we know about the U.S.’ shadow war across Africa
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