Christina Månsson
It is with great pleasure that we present the overall winner of the 2017 Uganda Press Photo Award and the Young Photographer Award: Timothy Latim and Stuart Tibaweswa. The winners were announced on October 26 at an awards ceremony held at The Square in Kampala, Uganda and the winners' exhibition was launched at the same occasion. The exhibition is now open to the public, free of charge, at The Square and runs until November 26. Jury member and photographer Neo Ntsoma summarized the quality of... It is with great pleasure that we present the overall winner of the 2017 Uganda Press Photo Award and the Young Photographer Award: Timothy Latim and...
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We congratulate African Architects Matters on their new stunning website. For seven years this Amsterdam based organisation has been working and thinking hard on pressing challenges regarding African architect and urbanism. Check out the new website . We congratulate African Architects Matters on their new stunning website. For seven years this Amsterdam based organisation has been working and thinking...
Fulco van Aurich
Witnessing Le Zoulou Blanc's farewell tour Our interview request was turned down by management because of Le Zoulou Blanc' s, alias Johnny Clegg's, health. "He suffers from a throat disease. He must save his voice for the show. Sorry." During the show we understand why giving interviews would just be a tad too much: Johnny Clegg talks a lot already during the two-and-a-half hours long gig -and fast, too, as if he wants to share a feeling with the audience that time is short. His voice does crack... Witnessing Le Zoulou Blanc's farewell tour Our interview request was turned down by management because of Le Zoulou Blanc' s, alias Johnny Clegg's,...
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South Africa today. A ZAM special More than two decades after South Africa’s transition to democracy the country is in disarray. The ideals of a revolution – non-racialism, non-sexism, non-tribalism and a constitutional democracy – are being betrayed by an elitist faction under the leadership of president Jacob Zuma. New divisions are being sown to divert attention from greed, abuse of power and intimidation. It’s ‘us’ against the West, says Zuma. But South Africans are an activist lot. Protest is... South Africa today. A ZAM special More than two decades after South Africa’s transition to democracy the country is in disarray. The ideals of a...
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On Friday the 20th of October, the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra will premiere their latest piece Leo Africanus in Podium Mozaïek in Amsterdam. With a musical narrative, the orchestra brings an ode to the special life of a world traveler and great thinker. In 1492, Hassan El Wazzan, alias Leo Africanus, fled from Granada and decided to never derive his identity from a country, a particular culture or religion. During his trip to Europe, he was captured and imprisoned in Rome. He was kept in jail... On Friday the 20th of October, the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra will premiere their latest piece Leo Africanus in Podium Mozaïek in Amsterdam. With a...
Bram Posthumus
Whites on screens often present a distorted reality. On the major media networks the roles of Whites when it comes to Africa is pretty easily summed up. Experts and helpers. Journalists usually don themselves, à la the inexplicably Pulitzer Prize-crowned Jeffrey Gettleman, in the garb of The Expert of the land where they were parachuted, three days or three years ago. The (mercifully former) NYT Nairobi bureau chief has gone on to write his memoirs (of course), with “Africa” as a backdrop for his... Whites on screens often present a distorted reality. On the major media networks the roles of Whites when it comes to Africa is pretty easily summed up....
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In 2011, ZAM published photographic works of Swaziland artist Nandipha Mntambo. Her work is now exhibited in the recently opened Zeitz MOCAA Museum in Cape Town. Located at the cities' Waterfront, the museum also presents the works of quite a few other artists familiar to the ZAM readership: Zanele Muholi, Nicholas Hlobo, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan & Husain Essop, Athi-Patra Ruga, El Anatsui, Chéri Samba and Mary Sibande. Get an impression of what Zeitz MOCAA has to offer . Revisit Nandipha Mntambo's... In 2011, ZAM published photographic works of Swaziland artist Nandipha Mntambo. Her work is now exhibited in the recently opened Zeitz MOCAA Museum in...
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Evelyn Groenink's series on present-day South Africa, published by ZAM earlier this year, has been brought together with visual artist Judith Westerveld's collage Echolocations , a quest to trace the hedge of bitter almonds once planted by the Dutch colonists in the Cape. The Special Issue will be released on 10 October. Evelyn Groenink's series on present-day South Africa, published by ZAM earlier this year, has been brought together with visual artist Judith...
Milan Hermes
'The Suit' is shown at the iAfrica filmfestival in the Hague on the 8th of October at 14.15. The iAfrica filmfestival takes place between the 6th and the 8th of October. It covers a wide variety of beautiful movies. Be sure to check out their website: film.iafricafestival.com/ Your film the Suit is based on a short story of the same name written by Can Themba in 1963. Who was Can Themba and why did you pick this story for your movie? Daniel Canodoce “Can” Themba was a South African journalist who... 'The Suit' is shown at the iAfrica filmfestival in the Hague on the 8th of October at 14.15. The iAfrica filmfestival takes place between the 6th and the...
Christina Månsson
No vintage anymore, UNSEEN shows exclusively photographic work that was made over the last three years. Each year brings new galleries, photographers and conversations. For Red Hook Labs from New York, it's their second UNSEEN. This year they feature works by Kadara Enyeasi, Nadine Ijewere, and Kyle Weeks. All three are photographers to watch. Although, Kadara Enyeasi is not present at UNSEEN, he is willing to answer a few questions over the email to ZAM. Enyeasi earned a degree in architecture... No vintage anymore, UNSEEN shows exclusively photographic work that was made over the last three years. Each year brings new galleries, photographers and...
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At its second edition, iAfrica is offering you an exhilarating programme with feature films, animation, documentaries, live music, masterclass, photo exhibition and much more. It all happens in The Hague with the Korzo Theatre as the central venue. The organisers of the festival offer two tickets to ZAM newsletter's readers, giving you free access to all films. Interested? Send a mail to info@zammagazine.com before September 27th, 2017 and put 'iAfrica' in the subject line. Kalushi, a film by... At its second edition, iAfrica is offering you an exhilarating programme with feature films, animation, documentaries, live music, masterclass, photo...
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40 years ago, on the 12th of September 1977, Steve 'Bantu' Biko was murdered by the Apartheid regime in South Africa. A principled freedom fighter who lived to uplift his people and guide them through the dark days of oppression, Biko's teachings inspired generations of South Africans in their campaigns for democracy and self-determination. Many songs, books, a film and poetry are dedicated to Biko and his ideas. Let’s remember him today. 40 years ago, on the 12th of September 1977, Steve 'Bantu' Biko was murdered by the Apartheid regime in South Africa. A principled freedom fighter who...
Evelyn Groenink
Blaming only multinationals for the plunder of Africa’s mineral and other natural resources? Seeing all Africans, including their elites, as victims of ‘Western’ (or Chinese) exploitation? You won’t anymore after reading the chilling transnational investigation about to be released by our partners in the African Investigative Publishing Collective in partnership with Africa Uncensored . A team of investigative journalists in seven African countries, ranging from the former socialist like... Blaming only multinationals for the plunder of Africa’s mineral and other natural resources? Seeing all Africans, including their elites, as victims of...
Milan Hermes
Tjitske Lingsma on her book All Rise! What are the biggest challenges facing the ICC? The task of the court is to prosecute individual perpetrators of international crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes). The ICC has been struggling with problems such as government obstruction, witnesses being threatened and bribed, its own investigative failures and the balance in prosecutions. The court faces an increasing problem with its image. Some African countries want to leave the ICC.... Tjitske Lingsma on her book All Rise! What are the biggest challenges facing the ICC? The task of the court is to prosecute individual perpetrators of...
Tjitske Lingsma
The high ambitions of the International Criminal Court and the harsh reality Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo was the first person tried for command responsibility by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The military commander of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) was sentenced to 18 years in prison for crimes against humanity, sexual violence being one of them. In this fragment of All Rise! , Tjitske Lingsma's new book, witness P-87 testifies anonymously about her brutal... The high ambitions of the International Criminal Court and the harsh reality Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo was the first person tried for command...
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The investigation into development aid by our partners in the African Investigative Publishing Collective, 'How aid helps the richt get richer' , is doing the rounds. Publications by Belgian Knack and its counterpart Le Vif l’Express saw the story extended from English-only to the Dutch/Flemish and French language groups. A publication in Spanish Revista Luzes is expected in September. Meanwhile, the story (and/or story chapters) has/have also been published in Nigeria , Uganda , South Africa , and... The investigation into development aid by our partners in the African Investigative Publishing Collective, 'How aid helps the richt get richer' , is...
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Children in the global south are targets for charitable intervention by Western do-gooders. Campaigns aimed at 'orphan rescue' drive the 'production' of orphans -who in reality often have at least one living parent- while established international standards for child protection are ignored. Kristen Cheney, senior lecturer at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, describes the ‘orphan industrial complex’ in her book Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV... Children in the global south are targets for charitable intervention by Western do-gooders. Campaigns aimed at 'orphan rescue' drive the 'production' of...
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ZAM Board member Babah Tarawally drums up support for affected community in Sierra Leone. A recent investigation by the African Investigative Publishing Collective exposed how large development aid projects get hijacked by African political elites to get even richer. However, the investigation also underlined that giving money directly to a poor community or family can make a difference. ZAM Board member Babah Tarawally, originally from Sierra Leone, has taken the initiative to raise funds to the... ZAM Board member Babah Tarawally drums up support for affected community in Sierra Leone. A recent investigation by the African Investigative Publishing...
Evelyn Groenink
An uprising against a dictator. Angry people in the streets. Seven protestors shot dead by soldiers. Then, suddenly, amid the outrage and hurt, the same people in the streets use focus, restraint, and human dignity to strike back. They find a group of soldiers, surround them, and capture seven -the same number as protestors killed. They keep the group ‘arrested’ for a while. Then let them go. Watch the video here . Letting go is what the same protesting people are doing with the Gnassingbé dynasty,... An uprising against a dictator. Angry people in the streets. Seven protestors shot dead by soldiers. Then, suddenly, amid the outrage and hurt, the same...
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We are giving away three copies of an extraordinary film. Jean van de Velde's film Bram Fischer has just been released on DVD. This Dutch-South African co-production tells the astonishing story of a white, Afrikaner lawyer – a leader of the underground communist party and member of Nelson Mandela's defence team in the early sixties of last century. So far Bram Fischer received much praise in Dutch media and it also won the audience award at the Movies that Matter film festival in March this year.... We are giving away three copies of an extraordinary film. Jean van de Velde's film Bram Fischer has just been released on DVD. This Dutch-South African...