Eric Mwamba

Events / By Bart Luirink

The third ZAM Newsroom popped up at Amsterdam’s annual Afrovibes Festival on 15 November 2013, with Eric Mwamba as its guest. The Congolese investigative journalist has won international acclaim for his reports on the Ivorian cocoa mafia; the international trade in young African football players and, most recently, his deep-digging exposure of the system of corruption that reigns in the DRC. Mwamba's work has been published in the DRC, Belgium, Germany, South Africa and the United States. He visited the Netherlands in November to research a subject that was rather unusual for him: the old Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas and his helper 'Black Pete'.

At the Newsroom, ZAM’s Investigative Editor Evelyn Groenink interviewed Mwamba about his latest assignment. ZAM Chronicle later published his report.