We need to talk about coffee

Arena / By ZAM Team

We want to talk about coffee. The reason for this is the Coffee Barometer 2018’s shocking conclusion that Fairtrade does not give farmers an extra penny.


From Sharpeville to Gaza

Arena / By Bart Luirink

According to Kallie Kriel ‘Apartheid was not a crime against humanity.’


Blood diamonds not so bad after all

Arena / By Evelyn Groenink

It’s always nice to be proven right, particularly when it is by actual in-depth research by a specialist investigator in the subject, whose credentials are beyond any doubt. It is however not so nice when the confirmation pertains to one's deepest darkest fears.


On Sunday 18 December the UK newspaper The Guardian headlined that the United Nation’s ban on child labour was a ‘damaging mistake.


A peaceful day in Mogadishu

Arena / By Muno Gedi

Deputy president of the Banadir Journalists Union in Somalia and ZAM correspondent, Muno Gedi, tried to attend the historical peace summit in her country.  But there were roadblocks and she was left sitting next to the radio with her hopes, fears and dreams.


An apartheid assassin and many former secret service agents conspired against law enforcement in South Africa together with ‘big tobacco.’


As military jets fly over Kampala, an eerie silence reigns in the Ugandan capital. Social protests have been banned by a court order, media are blocked from reporting on even the smallest eruption of activism and people suspected of being involved in such activism are being arrested. The country is preparing to swear in President Yoweri Museveni for the fifth time.


Murder in Mozambique

Arena / By ZAM reporter

As ZAM was preparing the publication of its new investigation into ruby plunder and abuse of local citizens in northern Mozambique, the tragic news of yet another organized crime-inspired murder in that country reached us.


Panama Underground in DR Congo

Arena / By ZAM reporter

The revelations in the Panama Papers –offshore account details held by the global rich and powerful, unearthed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) last week- have caused turmoil in the Democratic Republic of Congo because of their mention of President Joseph Kabila’s twin sister, Jaynet. All of a sudden, the rumours around Jaynet’s business deals and suspicions that she was the channel through which the wealthy family is moving Congo’s money out of the country, started to make sense. But journalists have been threatened with jail if they write about Jaynet and her account.