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A team of five reporters criss-crossed through West and East Africa on the trail of the herdsmen. Theophilus Abbah visited razed farms, a displaced persons camp, was present at a hopeful peace meeting at a traditional leader’s palace in Zamfara in Nigeria’s north, and visited destroyed communities and homeless Chiefs in Benue state in the south. Muno Gedi travelled all over the drought-stricken Hiran region in Somalia from Buuloburde to Mahasi district to find that herdsmen and farmer clashes are... A team of five reporters criss-crossed through West and East Africa on the trail of the herdsmen. Theophilus Abbah visited razed farms, a displaced...
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NIGERIA Theophilus Abbah is the managing editor of the Nigerian Daily Trust and an award-winning investigative journalist of over twenty years experience. He has won FAIR’s pan-African Editor's Courage Award and was a finalist in the international Daniel Pearl as well as the Nigerian Wole Soyinka investigative journalism awards. He was a Bloomberg/Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) Media Fellow and participated in the “Pirates, plunderers and corrupt tycoons” transnational investigation... NIGERIA Theophilus Abbah is the managing editor of the Nigerian Daily Trust and an award-winning investigative journalist of over twenty years...
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A selection of articles that were published in partnerschip with the ZAM/AIPC network LATEST partnerships: Co-publications on 'Greener Pastures': South Africa's City Press: www.pressreader.com/south-africa/citypress/20170625/281947427856155 Ghana's New Crusading Guide: http://bit.ly/2u4fhGK ​Uganda's Observer: www.documentcloud.org/documents/3891446-Page-32.html Co-Publications and collaborations on 'How Aid Helps the Rich get Richer': South Africa's City Press:... A selection of articles that were published in partnerschip with the ZAM/AIPC network LATEST partnerships: Co-publications on 'Greener Pastures': South...
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The AIPC got quite a bit of publicity from the release of its first investigation of 2017. Was the 2016 series already successful, with worldwide mentions and two chapters in a soon-to-be-released US-made reference book about African investigative journalism, the 2017 series is being co-published by respected media houses in Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya. A range of investigative journalism and development aid experts have commented on and retweeted the... The AIPC got quite a bit of publicity from the release of its first investigation of 2017. Was the 2016 series already successful, with worldwide...
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The AIPC Transnational Investigation Team “Helping the rich get richer” 2017 CAMEROON Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Weekly Post newspaper. He also writes for international media and has participated in several transnational investigations, of which “Killing Soccer in Africa,” www.theguardian.com/football/2010/oct/24/football-corruption-cameroon-nigeria-ivory-coast , “The Demonic Universe”... The AIPC Transnational Investigation Team “Helping the rich get richer” 2017 CAMEROON Chief Bisong Etahoben is a Cameroonian investigative journalist and...
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A selection of articles that were published in partnerschip with the ZAM/AIPC network LATEST partnerships: Co-publications on 'Greener Pastures': South Africa's City Press: www.pressreader.com/south-africa/citypress/20170625/281947427856155 Ghana's New Crusading Guide: http://bit.ly/2u4fhGK ​Uganda's Observer: www.documentcloud.org/documents/3891446-Page-32.html Co-Publications and collaborations on 'How Aid Helps the Rich get Richer': South Africa's City Press:... A selection of articles that were published in partnerschip with the ZAM/AIPC network LATEST partnerships: Co-publications on 'Greener Pastures': South...
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The African Investigative Publishing Collective ( www.investigativecollective.com ) is ZAM’s partner in African investigative journalism. The Collective of eighteen senior investigative journalists from twelve African countries got together in 2015 with a mission to have their stories published internationally, because, in the words of AIPC founder member Idris Akinbajo, “our leaders listen more when our stories are published in the West.” AIPC members’ investigations that have thus far generated... The African Investigative Publishing Collective ( www.investigativecollective.com ) is ZAM’s partner in African investigative journalism. The Collective...
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Pascale Lamche's new documentary on Winnie Mandela will be in Dutch cinemas from June 22nd. In 2004, ​Pascale Lamche directed Accused #1: Nelson Mandela , a documentary about the Rivonia Trial that featured exclusive interviews with Nelson Mandela and all surviving co-accused. Now, Lamche revisits the Mandelas in her latest documentary “Winnie,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Lamche sees Winnie Mandela as a highly misunderstood female political figure who, while her husband... Pascale Lamche's new documentary on Winnie Mandela will be in Dutch cinemas from June 22nd. In 2004, ​Pascale Lamche directed Accused #1: Nelson Mandela...
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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). Want to see their work? Follow instagram.com/zammagazine/ . Congratulations to all winners of the CAP Prize 2017 : Emmanuelle Andrianjafy (Madagascar, based in Senegal), Girma Berta (Ethiopia), Lebohang Kganye...
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An exhibition revisiting the relationship between The Netherlands and South Africa in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum elicited much controversy. ZAM editor-in-chief Bart Luirink reviews Goede Hoop on his blog . An exhibition revisiting the relationship between The Netherlands and South Africa in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum elicited much controversy. ZAM...
Evelyn Groenink
In de loopgraven van de corruptie Soms komen de dingen langs een omweg tot ons. En soms duurt het nog langer voordat we die dingen beseffen. Als B. me -we schrijven begin 2015- vanuit Nederland belt met de vraag of ik me die-en-die nog herinner uit de antiapartheidsbeweging, een Amsterdamse mede-activist, begin ik goedgeluimd met het ophalen van anekdotes, maar mijn gesprekspartner is daar niet voor in de stemming. “Hij zegt dat iemand vermoord is. Een goede vriend van hem uit Port Elizabeth.” Het... In de loopgraven van de corruptie Soms komen de dingen langs een omweg tot ons. En soms duurt het nog langer voordat we die dingen beseffen. Als B. me...
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In a quest to reposition the African continent’s brand through new visual imagery and discourse, and helped by his journalism and advertising past, Ghanaian photographer Nana Kofi Acquah will take charge of the ZAM Instagram account for a week. Kofi Acquah has worked across Africa, is a member of the Instagram feed @EverydayAfrica, an assignment photographer for Getty Images, and the first recipient of the Tim Hetherington and World Press Photo Fellowship. We have never been so excited to be pushed... In a quest to reposition the African continent’s brand through new visual imagery and discourse, and helped by his journalism and advertising past,...
Evelyn Groenink
Rebelleren met de Grondwet in de hand De tegenkrachten tegen het rijk van Jacob Zuma in Zuid-Afrika worden, getuige de demonstraties van april dit jaar en de steeds nauwere samenwerking door organisaties van de oppositie, steeds luider en talrijker. Zij worden daarbij bovendien in de rug gesteund door een wel zeer machtig wapen: de Grondwet die gelijkheid en rechtvaardigheid voor allen garandeert. In de oorlog die, a la Star Wars, nu gaande is tussen foute machthebbers en een brede alliantie van... Rebelleren met de Grondwet in de hand De tegenkrachten tegen het rijk van Jacob Zuma in Zuid-Afrika worden, getuige de demonstraties van april dit jaar...
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This month, two and a half years after Gerald Kraak's death, his novel Shadow Play will be launched in South Africa. A story of subterfuge, betrayal, risk and deep bonds of friendship formed during a time of struggle and pain in Amsterdam and London, where Kraak lived as a political exile, and by way of flashbacks in South Africa. The novel has been posthumously completed and edited by Alison Lowry. ZAM published extracts from the manuscript in October 2015 . Read more about the book on the website... This month, two and a half years after Gerald Kraak's death, his novel Shadow Play will be launched in South Africa. A story of subterfuge, betrayal,...
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25 projects engaging with the African continent or its diaspora have made it to the shortlist of this years' Contemporary African Photography Prize (CAP). The works of as many photographers from the continent or elsewhere will be judged by an internationally sourced panel. The five winners will be announced at the Image Afrique Festival in Basel, Switzerland in June 2017. In this newsletter ZAM presents twenty four pictures by photographers from Nairobi, Addis Abeba, Marrakech, Johannesburg,... 25 projects engaging with the African continent or its diaspora have made it to the shortlist of this years' Contemporary African Photography Prize...
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As in the old days of Apartheid, Nelson Mandela is still portrayed as an evil force in some Flemish circles, the writer Tom Lanoye argued is the Hugo Claus Lecture he delivered mid-March in Anvers. Lanoye presents a long list of high ranking collaborators with a system once declared a crime against humanity by the United Nations. Read a summary in Dutch here . As in the old days of Apartheid, Nelson Mandela is still portrayed as an evil force in some Flemish circles, the writer Tom Lanoye argued is the Hugo...
Evelyn Groenink
De fake strijd van de nieuwe elite Vlak voor zijn ontslag door Zuid-Afrika’s president Jacob Zuma legde voormalig minister van financiën Pravin Gordhan nog aan Evelyn Groenink uit hoe Frantz Fanon, de anti-koloniale denker, al waarschuwde tegen het populisme van de ‘kleinburgerij,’ die na het vertrek van de kolonisten de staat zou overnemen onder het roepen van slogans ‘voor het gewone volk.’ “Ze doen alsof ze de belangen van de armen vertegenwoordigen, maar ze verdedigen slechts hun eigen belang,”... De fake strijd van de nieuwe elite Vlak voor zijn ontslag door Zuid-Afrika’s president Jacob Zuma legde voormalig minister van financiën Pravin Gordhan...
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The new movie about South African lawyer and leader of the Communist Party, Bram Fischer, could not have come at a better time. This Dutch-South African co-production, directed by Jean van de Velde, tells the story of a man who did not become legendary like his client, Nelson Mandela, but who was one of the key people in the fight for democracy in that country in the fifties and sixties. {youtube}https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRNEaoX-SKQ {/youtube} Bram Fischer managed to reconcile his white... The new movie about South African lawyer and leader of the Communist Party, Bram Fischer, could not have come at a better time. This Dutch-South African...
Evelyn Groenink
No one would have thought that it would be Kgalema Motlanthe, -decent, non-descript, perhaps even boring, former South African president Kgalema Motlanthe-, who would issue the call to arms for South Africans to get rid of Jacob Zuma’s mafia state. But it was he who ended the speech that saw five thousand funeral mourners -from sage Muslim men in dresses and caps to African youth excitedly waving a South African Communist Party flag to white NGO types to grey anti-apartheid struggle veterans- rise... No one would have thought that it would be Kgalema Motlanthe, -decent, non-descript, perhaps even boring, former South African president Kgalema...
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On 16 March 2017, South African documentary photographer, Yasser Booley embarked on a public transport journey from Cape Town, South Africa to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Booley travels with various forms of public transport such as trains, buses and taxis with the mission to capture and learn about the countries and the people who travel across the borders on a regular basis using these transports. During this travel he hopes to connect with the man in the street. The two-week journey is part of a... On 16 March 2017, South African documentary photographer, Yasser Booley embarked on a public transport journey from Cape Town, South Africa to Dar es...
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'The unveiling of Mandela Landscape hails the beginning of an exciting partnership between the Artscape Theatre Centre and ZAM Magazine towards creative excellence.' This is what Artscape's CEO Marlene le Roux writes in a 'thank you letter' to ZAM. On February 16, 2017, a lithographic print of Mandela Landscape , a piece of art created by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn and visual artist Berend Strik in support of ZAM, found its way into the Artscape's public hall, on view for... 'The unveiling of Mandela Landscape hails the beginning of an exciting partnership between the Artscape Theatre Centre and ZAM Magazine towards creative...