Nigeria is in the grip of a kidnapping epidemic. Thousands of Nigerians have fallen victim, and millions of dollars in ransoms have been paid.
But the Intelligence Response Team, led by a man nicknamed “Nigeria’s Super Cop”, are taking the fight to the kidnappers. Is the unit the solution to the Nigeria’s kidnap crisis?
BBC Africa’s Kunle Falayi has been given exclusive access to the unit.
Street racing has long been popular in Miami with a variety of groups. Some of those gather at undisclosed locations off U.S. Highway 27.
However, others opt for conspicuous city landmarks. The rise in fatal accidents and the risk of getting caught has driven some people to get off the streets and onto the track.
VICE traveled to Miami to take a look inside the illegal street racing scene and the legal alternatives some drivers are turning to. Watch the full episode below:
The National Football League presides over America’s indisputable national pastime. However, the league is under assault.
Thousands of former players have claimed it tried to cover up how football inflicted their long-term brain injuries. What did the NFL know, and when did it know it?
PBS covered this story for their FRONTLINE “League of Denial” feature. Watch the full documentary below:
Join Maluma as he reflects on a career evolution. The star looks back at his career from his early days in Colombia to becoming one of the music industry’s biggest stars.
With never-before-seen interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. You’ll hear straight from Maluma, his family, and inner circle.
This exclusive, YouTube Originals, documentary reveals a side of Maluma the world’s been waiting to see. Watch it now only on YouTube.
The Guardian explores many different things with their “The Trap” series. In this episode they venture into prisons.
“The Trap” investigates how prisons and jails across the United States have become recruiting grounds for human traffickers. Those who are targeting incarcerated women.
Trafficking the women out of correctional facilities and into pimp-controlled prostitution. Watch the full episode below:
Fake or real, truth or lie, how can you tell the difference? Especially in an age where internet use is booming in Africa – up an incredible 20% in the last year alone.
With so many of us out there on social media trying to put our best face forward, the bar seems to be getting higher and higher to look good, have successful work and love lives. But in our lust for likes, are we forgetting who we really are? And are we losing a grip on reality?
As part of the BBC’s #BeyondFakeNews season, they went to Nairobi, Kenya to find out.
In this episode of Red Cards, a fender bender gets carried away, leading to the death of New Orleans Saints defensive end, Will Smith. The perpetrator claimed self defense, saying Smith was the aggressor. Renowned defensive end Will Smith was leaving the French Quarter Festival when security cameras show him lightly rear ending another vehicle.
An altercation ensued, culminating in the other driver, Cardell Hayes firing shots at Smith and his wife, killing the retired football player. Smith family publicist, Lauren Renschler, called it “sick irony” that a New Orleans icon would die in the most typical New Orleans fashion – murder by gun violence. When Hayes was convicted, some rejoiced, while others wondered what would have happened if the roles were reversed, and “Saint Will” was the one claiming self defense.
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