This video was just posted to the VICE News YouTube channel. To make it, I went to Mombasa, Kenya and I spoke with Abubaker Shariff Ahmed, the highest profile radical Muslim sheik in the area. Mr. Ahmed, who is better known as Makaburi, was assassinated after I spoke with him. Curiously, there have been other high-profile sheik murders in Mombasa and they all have taken place in the same area.
This video recently aired on Ronan Farrow Daily, I made it for Vocativ a few weeks ago in southern Russia. It’s about the Cossacks, a group with a complicated background - and in Putin-era Russia, they’re back in a big way.
This video is about a film school in Africa’s biggest slum, called Kibera, which sits just outside of Nairobi, Kenya. I shot the video on my first trip to Africa in August of 2012. I learned so much from the folks I met making this one. To read a text article I wrote about the special school, click here.
I finished up a documentary for Vice called Elephant Poachers in Kenya a few months ago. This is a section about an elephant orphanage that didn’t make the final cut. Since the trip to the orphanage gave me some pretty adorable footage, I decided to post it here. I hope you enjoy. (you can see the full Vice documentary here: http://youtu.be/ygHH40MAL7w)
I made this video with my buddy Robert Krulwich. It was part of the live show that Radiolab put on a few months ago. Watch the full Radiolab Live show called Apocalyptical here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K52vD…
Also, the silence that you hear at the top of the video happens because the Robert Krulwich character from the stage show is speaking to the Robert Krulwich character in this video. Later on in the video, Robert speaks to his co-host Jad Abumrad.