1. Nigeria | Driving on the Right Side

    Nigeria | Driving on the Right Side

    Chronicle #20 / By Pieter van der Houwen

    In an act of defiance, Nigerians decided not to drive on the left side any longer. British colonialism was history.


  2. Mountains of Kong

    Mountains of Kong

    Chronicle #17 / By ZAM

    Once the 'Mountains of Kong' crossed the African continent. A mountain range from the Niger river's source in West Africa to the White Nile in the east was drawn onto maps for more than a hundred years up until 1995.


  3. Essay | Gender Disparity

    Chronicle #25 / By Ayo Adene

    Girls abducted. Girls married off before they turn 15. Women denied equality before the law. Why do so many African societies move like a car on two left-side wheels?


  4. The Siren Call

    The Siren Call

    Chronicle #19 / By David Dembele, Hamza Idris, Muno Gedi, Bram Posthumus and Kenya correspondent

    Let down by ruling elites, it is difficult for youth in East and West Africa to withstand the ‘siren call’ of jihadi movements.


  5. Mining Company Annotates ‘Ruby Plunder’

    Mining Company Annotates ‘Ruby Plunder’

    Chronicle #22 / By Evelyn Groenink

    After the publication of our fifth AIPC-ZAM investigation, titled ‘The Ruby Plunder Wars of Montepuez,’ ZAM received correspondence from Mr Brian Cattell, a consultant for Gemfields, which –as majority partner in the Montepuez Ruby Mining company- features prominently in the story.


  1. Architect Kunlé Adeyemi in early 2013 in front of the Floating School under construction. Credits: Femke van Zeijl

    The rise and fall of the Floating School

    Chronicle #26 / By Femke van Zeijl

    The triangular floating structure was a beacon on the Lagos Lagoon. But after the Floating School collapsed, many questions remained unanswered. Was the building project on the Lagos Lagoon really the success it claimed to be?


  2. Ghana’s Batman

    Ghana’s Batman

    Chronicle #22 / By Evelyn Groenink

    After his last undercover investigation, Ghana’s judicial authority sacked twenty-one judges and nineteen judicial service workers. A portrait of Anas Aremeyaw Anas.


  3. The Uneasy Truths Project

    The Uneasy Truths Project

    Chronicle #24 / By Evelyn Groenink

    The six cross-border investigations done by AIPC-ZAM teams ​shatter some dominant narratives.


  4. Photo: Estacio Valoi

    Friends with the General

    Chronicle #25 / By Evelyn Groenink

    How a British multinational became an apologist for a murderous regime.


  5. Photo by Marianne Tamm (Daily Maverick). Original photo of the sky by Marlee/Flickr

    The ZAM Team mourns the passing of Fezeka Kuzwayo. She had the courage to fight the powerful. In a poem, published by ZAM in 2009, Fezeka recalled the horror she experienced one night in the house of the man who became president of South Africa. Khwezi, as Fezeka was also known, left us last Saturday. We will remember her. Read the poem here.