1. We need to talk about coffee

    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.


  2. Senior journalist Mildred Tuhaise (centre) refreshes her makeup during a short break in filming as her director (in yellow dress) takes her through the key points for the next segment. Image from The Network by Stuart Tibaweswa.

    Uganda | Shooting the Network

    Blog / By ZAM Reporter

    Stuart Tibaweswa, winner of the 2017 Young Photography Award (YPA), and Anna Kućma, director of the Uganda Press Photo Award, talk about the contest, a free gazette, fake news, and a yearlong coverage of the country’s prime TV network.


  3. South Africa | Why only a Nissan?

    South Africa | Why only a Nissan?

    Chronicle #38 / By Kiza Magendane

    Essay – In the late 1990s, Kiza Magendane and his uncle left their native country of Congo to start a new life elsewhere. Kiza ended up in the Netherlands, his uncle in South Africa. Nineteen years later they meet in Pretoria. 'Kiza, the South African dream does not exist.'


  1. Images: by Anton Corbijn, ZAM Volume 14, 4th issue. Caption: Fela et concert, Paris, 1981 © Anton Corbijn

    Fela, wetin you go sing about?

    Blog / By Ayọ̀ Adénẹ́

    At 80, the late Nigerian musician must be celebrated for his revolutionary message of empowerment.


  2. Budget Speech, 22 Feb 2017  Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan during the 2017 Budget media briefing held at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town. (Photo: GCIS)

    South Africa | The man who connected the dots

    Chronicle #37 / By Evelyn Groenink

    Activist Minister Pravin Gordhan, back in government, fights to bring South Africa back from the brink. Change has come but 'the contest is still on.'


  3. Photo: Flicr by Maarten

    Back to Ventersdorp

    Uncle Tom / By Uncle Tom

    An early nineties whites-only pub in Ventersdorp, South Africa, a recent meeting of the neighbourhood watch in Pretoria, a conference of the Young Liberals in the Netherlands. What’s the difference?