Only 5 days to go and the world will celebrate the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela. Born on this day in 1918 in the Eastern Cape, the former political prisoner is honoured in numerous events and commemorations.


Africadelic in Pictures

Blog / By ZAM reporter

Amsterdam celebrated Africa Day 2016 with an energetic Africadelic night with talks, art and music.


Witty Ceramics

Blog / By ZAM reporter

Four ceramic plates by artist Ruan Hoffmann are part of a special exhibition of South African art in the Netherlands. 


Last weekend A.K.A Afrikaanse Kultuurfees Amsterdam, a festival full of music, literature, film, debate and art in Afrikaans took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



Last autumn Africalia, the Africa Platform of the Ghent University Association (GAP), Ghent University and 11.11.11 launched the photo monograph Transit — RDC in tribute to the late artist and photographer Kiripi Katembo.


Praise for Investigations

Blog / By ZAM reporter

The African Investigative Publishing Collective and ZAM’s first two investigations -on failing malaria aid and the ‘war on terror’- were met with interest worldwide. 


Watch the exhilarating work of Dutch photographer Ernst Schade (1949). It's on view at the Kulungwana Association at the CFM Railway Station, Maputo, Mozambique from 18 February until 17 March 2016.


A Witchcraft Meeting in Accra

Blog / By Anneke Verbraeken

"Honestly, couldn’t we have done this on Skype?” inquires one of the team members after our first meeting. Comparing notes has been a cautious and not very exciting exercise at first. We only know other team members from social media and are still getting to know one another in real life.


ZAM Chronicle | Best of 2015

Blog / By ZAM reporter

Throughout 2015, we published more than 70 stories in our newsletter magazine the ZAM Chronicle. These are our ten most-read magazine stories of 2015.


On 5 December 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away. His life and legacy will be commemorated at numerous events between the 5th and the 15th of December, the day he was laid to rest in Qunu, Eastern Cape, South Africa.


Ghanaian premiere of MULTIVERSE

Blog / By Christina Månsson

After the Dutch premiere of MULTIVERSE Ghana last June, it was time to bring back the movie to where it belongs.