1. 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.


  2. Image: Campaign is being run in conjunction with the Bisi Alimi Foundation and the Access to Health and Rights Development Initiative (AHRDI). Source:.go.allout.org/en/a/free-nigerian-42/

    On Saturday the 29th of July 2017 the Nigerian police arrested 42 LGBT persons at a party in Owode Onirin in Lagos State. On a picture in one of the local newspapers that covered the story Ayϙ Adéné recognized a friend he had met ten years ago.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. Photo: CC0 1.0

    How aid helps the rich get richer

    Chronicle #30 / By Benon Herbert Oluka, Chief Bisong Etahoben, Francis Mbala, Eric Mwamba, Selay Kouassi, Ken Opala

    “I won’t complain. They can kill my children with witchcraft.”


  1. 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.


  2. Image: Fragile Freedom, campaign image of Afrovibes Festival 2017 by Modise Sepeng

    This year's Afrovibes trade mark logo is designed by illustrator, photographer and art director Modise 'Blackdice' Sepeng from Alexandra, Johannesburg. As he writes in his bio his works 'simplistically adapts liberation heroes like Steve Biko and Madiba to current con texts of cool.'


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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).


  6. 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.


  7. 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.