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Rory Sheldon

African and Latin American video, photo, and print journalist. Over ten years working freelance for different leading agencies.

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Police arrested several students of the University of Cape Town and other institutions after they allegedly attempted to storm the South African Parliament over fee increases in Cape Town, Wednesday.


In the cold, clear waters at Boulders Beach in Cape Town, the African penguins are so relaxed they swim among humans and waddle past sunbathers on the sands


In a spectacular valley less than two hours' drive north of Cape Town, a small herd of animals provides the chance to travel back in time over more than a century, where a small group of scientists and conservationists believe they have recreated the extinct quagga, a subspecies of the zebra known for its unstriped hindquarters.


Cape Town has the highest murder rate in Africa and one of its most dangerous areas, Hanover Park, is marred by drug and gang violence. An innovative group called CeaseFire is tackling the problem head on by employing former gang members to mediate conflict


The United Nations announced in 2013 that Peru has overtaken Colombia as the world’s top producer of coca, the raw plant material used to manufacture cocaine. For the past two decades, Colombia has been virtually synonymous with cocaine. Now that Peru has become the global epicenter of cocaine production, the Andean nation runs the risk of becoming the world’s next great narco state. The Peruvian government is trying to crack down on the problem by ramping up eradication of coca plants, and devoting military and police resources to interdiction efforts. Despite the response — and a hefty amount of foreign aid devoted to combatting cocaine production — Peruvian coke is being consumed in the nightclubs of Lima and in cities around the world like never before. VICE News travels to Peru to learn more about the government’s battle plan against cocaine, and to see how nearly every aspect of Peruvian society is caught up in the fight. We witness how the fine, white powder has forced an


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