BAYIMBA 2016. Credit: Bwette Photography

Girl Power

Events / By ZAM Reporter

Friday the 22nd of September the Amsterdam Bijlmer Parktheater and Rooftop Promotions present Lamentations@12.


  1. Photo: creative common

    African oligarchs

    Blog / By Evelyn Groenink

    Blaming only multinationals for the plunder of Africa’s mineral and other natural resources?


  2. Photo: Flickr UN Photo/Rick Bajornas, 19 April 2016, The Hague, Netherlands, Photo # 672028

    All Rise!

    Chronicle #32 / By Tjitske Lingsma

    The high ambitions of the International Criminal Court and the harsh reality.


  3. Special - No Hearts, No Minds

    Special - No Hearts, No Minds

    Chronicle #17 / By the African Investigative Publishing Collective

    Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, and Somalia | The neglected strategy in the War on Terror in Africa


  4. Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria. Photo: unknown

    Greener pastures

    Chronicle #31 / By Theophilus Abbah, Zack Ohemeng Tawiah, Benon Herbert Oluka, Muno Gedi and Anas Aremeyaw Anas

    The war for grazing lands in Africa.


  5. Photo: "They came, they made a movie, they left some latrines," by Stefan Magdalinski/Flickr

    Kenya | Gentrifying Kibera

    Chronicle #30 / By Ken Opala

    They had come, way back in the year 2000, to promise Lucianna Wanjiku, 58, that her mud shack in Soweto settlement in Kibera, Nairobi, -often called ‘the greatest slum on earth- would be rehabilitated.


  6. Photo: source twitter. Author unknown.

    Togo | Gnassingbé to-go

    Blog / By Evelyn Groenink

    An uprising against a dictator. Angry people in the streets. Seven protestors shot dead by soldiers.


  7. Scene from depleted Russia Park. Photo: Ohemeng Tawiah

    Ghana | Ghost town

    Chronicle #31 / By Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Ohemeng Tawiah

    We are in a national security crisis.


  8. Photo: Strong Cameroonian nature wins over technology by Ralf Steinbergen/Flickr

    Cameroon | The invisible trees of Bamenda

    Chronicle #30 / By Chief Bisong Etahoben

    “There were trees there,” says Patience Ndifor of the Society for Initiatives in Rural Development and Environmental Protection (SIRDEP) which receives funding from Germany, over the phone.


  1. Picture: De-Apart-Hate, a theatre production that explores religion and the suppression of homosexuality. Photo: Suzy Bernstein.

    In one more week the first actors, dancers, visual artists, fashion stylists and poets from South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Congo will be arriving at the Afrovibes festival.


  2. Steve Biko Graffitti in Libradene, Boksburg in Gauteng South Africa.

    Remembering Biko

    Blog / By ZAM Reporter

    40 years ago, on the 12th of September 1977, Steve 'Bantu' Biko was murdered by the Apartheid regime in South Africa.


  3. Photo: Girma Berta, Moving Shadows IX, 2016

    CAP Prize Winners 2017 announced

    Blog / By ZAM Reporter

    Congratulations to all winners of the CAP Prize 2017: Emmanuelle Andrianjafy (Madagascar, based in Senegal), Girma Berta (Ethiopia), Lebohang Kganye (South Africa), Fethi Sahraoui (Algeria) and Georges Senga (DR Congo).


  4. Photo: Brickmakers' Hands by Adam Cohn/Flickr

    Uganda | The general and the naked women

    Chronicle #30 / By Benon Herbert Oluka

    Outside Peyero bar on Gulu Municipality’s Langara road in north Uganda is a car which, by the last letter on its licence plate, belongs to State House, the official residence of the president.


  5. Picture: Portrait of Ruth First.  Ruth First Papers Project. The Slovo family album, Volume 1. Reproduced here with the kind permission of the Slovo family.

    On the 17th of August 1982 the South African freedom fighter, journalist and scholar Ruth First was assassinated by parcel bomb sent to her by apartheid dead squads. Thirty-five years later, First is remembered as a courageous and stubborn activist against white supremacy and male domination.


  6. Zanele Muholi in front of her Faces & Phases portraits in Stedelijk Museum. Photo: Nicole Segers

    Last Friday's opening of Zanele Muholi's exhibition at the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum saw hundreds of art lovers and friends of the South African 'visual activist' attending the ceremony.


  7. At the opening of Pride & Loss. From left to rigth: Emmelie Koster, Lerato Dumse and Zanele Muholi. Photo: Jan Meijer.

    Pride & Loss in Amsterdam

    Blog / By ZAM Reporter

    With photography from the Inkanyiso Collective, the Amsterdam No Man's Art Gallery honours the courage of South African LGBT activists and mourns the lives of so many fallen heroes.