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Season 6 has started at the Centre for the Less Good Idea . It’s all about labour. This year’s edition is co-curated by architect and urban designer Thiresh Govender and dancer and choreographer Sello Pesa, alongside founder William Kentridge and co-animateurs Bronwyn Lace and Phala Ookeditse Phala. This season sees traditional forms of art and performance being re-imagined through free-spirited, transdisciplinary collaboration, and the gentle exploration and reiteration of varying forms of labour.... Season 6 has started at the Centre for the Less Good Idea . It’s all about labour. This year’s edition is co-curated by architect and urban designer...
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African creatives will move the Mozambican capital as never before. What did the great American novelist and thinker, the late Toni Morrison mean when she said in her 1993 Nobel Prize acceptance speech: “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” Nairobi based Nanjala Nyabola will explore this issue in a lecture at the upcoming Maputo Fast Forward festival. The writer, independent thinker and polical analyst’s work focuses on conflict and... African creatives will move the Mozambican capital as never before. What did the great American novelist and thinker, the late Toni Morrison mean when...
Oliver
The Hague’s annual iAfrica Film Festival opens with Joël Karezeki’s acclaimed Second Congo War cinematographic odyssey. Mercy of the Jungle premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival. Male lead Marc Zinga was awarded the Étalon d’Or at this year Fespaco Film Festival in Bamako, Mali. The story: at the outbreak of the Second Congo War, Sergeant Xavier and young private Faustin are accidentally left behind in the jungle. With only each other to count on, they embark on an odyssey... The Hague’s annual iAfrica Film Festival opens with Joël Karezeki’s acclaimed Second Congo War cinematographic odyssey. Mercy of the Jungle premiered...
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African investigative journalists met with international colleagues at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference last week. Joy Kiriga, who contributed to the transnational investigations on Public Disservice – a collaboration between the African Investigative Publishing Collective, ZAM and Africa Uncensored, spoke at the conference. She was warmly introduced on the GIJC website as follows: “Joy Kirigia is a reporter, currently working with Africa Uncensored, an independent media house based... African investigative journalists met with international colleagues at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference last week. Joy Kiriga, who...
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We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale in the DRC. An initiative by the Picha art centre, the Lubumbashi Biennale will bring together more than 50 artists from the DRC and elsewhere. Lubumbashi Biennale Artistic Director Sandrine Colard In artistic director’s statement, Sandrine Colard says the Biennale will explore the possibilities of repurposing the cartography of the world. “One of the seven African countries crossed by the Equator,... We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with the 6th Lubumbashi Biennale in the DRC. An initiative by the Picha art centre,...
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In several African cities protests against the daily import of tons of second hand clothing from Western countries are increasing. Donated by do-gooders, dresses, shirts and trousers have become a lucrative revenue model for local traders. More importantly, the supply of cheap second hand clothing has a devastating effect on the development of a local industry. In the documentary Goodwill Dumping, Terry Cherim in collaboration with fashion designer Lisa Konno and Cake Film & Photography explore... In several African cities protests against the daily import of tons of second hand clothing from Western countries are increasing. Donated by do-gooders,...
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The Ivorian artist’s work is one of the highlights at this year’s international photo festival. Accra based Gallery 1957 will run a solo booth by the award-winning Ivorian photographer and mixed media artist Joana Choumali at Unseen, Amsterdam. Presenting new work from her Alba’hian series, Choumali will also participate in Unseen Amsterdam’s curated section Woven Matters – a group exhibition that explores the use of textiles in photography. Woven Matters sees a duo presenation from Choumali and... The Ivorian artist’s work is one of the highlights at this year’s international photo festival. Accra based Gallery 1957 will run a solo booth by the...
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Moving beyond separate worlds and overcoming segregation is at the heart of the Welkom Today Studio taking place in the lobby of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September from 10.00-12.00. Guided by photographer Lebohang Tlali, students from South African and Dutch schools will run a photo studio, taking portraits of Stedelijk Museum visitors and asking them to share their views on segregation in society. Through their portrait, visitors will cast a vote for one of three... Moving beyond separate worlds and overcoming segregation is at the heart of the Welkom Today Studio taking place in the lobby of Stedelijk Museum...
Alberique Houndjo (Benin), Chief Bisong Etahoben (Cameroon), Fidelis Mac-Leva (Nigeria), Anneke Verbraeken (The Netherlands)
Billions are wasted in stagnant economies because of unspoken realities. Human rights are violated and development money is wasted under the guise of witchcraft. But local governments, police, human rights defenders and international aid organizations remain passive. Entrepreneurs being blackmailed. Politicians being poisoned. Houses burned down. Mafia-like gangs committing crimes. Once part of a spiritual system at the service of communities, witchcraft has now become a threat for those... Billions are wasted in stagnant economies because of unspoken realities. Human rights are violated and development money is wasted under the guise of...
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Artists from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, the Netherlands and the USA will take part in the 6th exhibition for the Afrovibes Performing Arts Festival The exhibition will run together with the festival at various locations in Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam. The exhibition features emerging artists, political cartoonists, seasoned illustrators, photographers and first time artist exhibitors. Thania Petersen is the featured artist this year’s exhibition. Thania's work can be... Artists from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, the Netherlands and the USA will take part in the 6th exhibition for the Afrovibes Performing Arts...
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The brutal rape and killing of Capetonian student Uyinene Mrwetyane has given rise to the movement #AmINext. The Capetonian student was murdered on August 24. Her tragic death has once more exposed South Africa as a country where hate crime against women and sexual minorities represents no less than a national crisis. Thousands of South Africans went to the streets countrywide. After a deafening initial silence the government announced new policy instruments to speed up prosecution of suspects. But... The brutal rape and killing of Capetonian student Uyinene Mrwetyane has given rise to the movement #AmINext. The Capetonian student was murdered on...
Melusi Nkomo
In the future, when history is written about Robert Mugabe, it will not be about a black man raised by a single mother, who defied all odds in racially segregated Southern Rhodesia to pursue an education at the highest levels. Neither will it be a history of an articulate black African teacher-turned-politician who spent around a decade in prison for challenging white colonial racism and working for the betterment of black Zimbabweans. It will be for the four decades that Robert Mugabe was at the... In the future, when history is written about Robert Mugabe, it will not be about a black man raised by a single mother, who defied all odds in racially...
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ZAM Magazine is looking for an experienced part-time (social media) marketer on a freelance basis. How to reach out to a wider audience? That should be the marketer's first and leading thought concerning all ZAM publications and activities. We are looking for a strategic and creative marketer. At this stage, ZAM offers a part-time and temporary freelance job of appr. 20 hours per month until the end of 2019. ZAM's motto is Building a World Beyond Them and Us . ZAM aims to connect and publicise a... ZAM Magazine is looking for an experienced part-time (social media) marketer on a freelance basis. How to reach out to a wider audience? That should be...
Oliver
Friends and partners of ZAM met at the newly opened Stevenson Gallery in Amsterdam to enjoy an exhibition inspired by South African artist Peter Clarke’s Winter Sun . Clarke studied at the Amsterdam Rijksacademie in the early 1960s. Far away from the country that had declared him a lawless citizen, he received his education in freedom. Winter Sun is a modest hymn on the city and shows with the television antennas on the roofs, a long gone time. ZAM has been working with the South African Stevenson... Friends and partners of ZAM met at the newly opened Stevenson Gallery in Amsterdam to enjoy an exhibition inspired by South African artist Peter Clarke’s...
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The African Investigative Publishing Collective and ZAM will present their groundbreaking reports on kleptocracy at an international journalists’ gathering in Hamburg in September. Investigations by a total of 24 African investigative journalists in collaboration with ZAM produced 4 groundbreaking reports since October 2017. The outcomes were reported by media worldwide. Newspapers and magazines, in print and online, in South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, DRC, Mali, Liberia,... The African Investigative Publishing Collective and ZAM will present their groundbreaking reports on kleptocracy at an international journalists’...
Wim Bossema
On 21 May 2019 after suffering a stroke, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina (48) passed away. On Thursday 24th October, 2019, a celebration of his life and works will be held at Studio ZAM. Guests will focus on two of his brilliant essays: ‘How to Write About Africa’, about the framing of ‘Africa’ in Western media, and ‘I Am a Homosexual, Mom.’ As a kick-off for that meeting Dutch journalist Wim Bossema, who has been writing on ‘anything African’ since 1980, mainly for the Dutch daily de Volkskrant,... On 21 May 2019 after suffering a stroke, Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina (48) passed away. On Thursday 24th October, 2019, a celebration of his life...
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This year’s edition will bring young African pioneers and known talent from the world of theatre, dance, music and design to the Netherlands. Afro_Vibes Festival's 16th edition will bring young African pioneers and known talent from the world of theater, dance, music and design to the Netherlands. The festival hosts events in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and The Hague, and brings groundbreaking theatre and dance performances, music and film from the inner cities of Africa's cultural hotspots. This... This year’s edition will bring young African pioneers and known talent from the world of theatre, dance, music and design to the Netherlands. Afro_Vibes...
Ayọ̀ Adénẹ́
How a pastor accused of sexual abuse reminded me of Aunty Dupe, the boarding house mistress. Backstory: Busola Dakolo is an alumnus of my secondary school. That was where she was when she first knew Biodun Fatoyinbo. At the time, Busola was a school fellowship leader. Like Busola, I had been a student fellowship leader in the same school. Back in Busola’s home town, Fatoyinbo was a fellowship leader. Nowadays he is the senior pastor of a popular, youth-oriented church, the Commonwealth Of Zion... How a pastor accused of sexual abuse reminded me of Aunty Dupe, the boarding house mistress. Backstory: Busola Dakolo is an alumnus of my secondary...
Bart Luirink
From Monday, July 22, Dutch television broadcasts Ikenna Azuike's six-part documentary series about a "gigantic" and "spectacular" country in western Africa. Traveling between the extremes. Azuike made a name for himself as a satirical vlogger. After a career shift - he first worked as a lawyer - he joined RNW Media. This is where he developed his What’s Up, Africa satirical vlogs. They were soon noticed by BBC World and taken over. His new series Planeet Nigeria , produced by De Haaien with... From Monday, July 22, Dutch television broadcasts Ikenna Azuike's six-part documentary series about a "gigantic" and "spectacular" country in western...
Eric Brassem
Institutions from Europe and Nigeria are talking about a new exhibition space in Benin City to host the bronzes that were once stolen and are still on view in European museums. At a meeting of the Benin Dialogue Group in the first weekend of July, 2019, reknown Tanzanian/British architect Sir David Adjaye was invited to Benin City, to share his ideas on a transformation of the town into a cultural hub. Picture courtesy of the Benin National Museum, Benin City, Nigeria The planned Royal Benin Museum... Institutions from Europe and Nigeria are talking about a new exhibition space in Benin City to host the bronzes that were once stolen and are still on...
Chief Bisong Etahoben
As the president ages, a kleptocracy disintegrates Cameroon was used to ruling party ‘godfathers’ mismanaging and fleecing state projects. But now that the country’s leader is 86 years old, a struggle for succession may bring improvement in governance. Or it may make things worse. There is no road connecting the Obang villages in Manyu in South West Cameroon to any market town – a sad state of affairs, considering that farmers need a road to be able to bring their produce to consumers. It is not... As the president ages, a kleptocracy disintegrates Cameroon was used to ruling party ‘godfathers’ mismanaging and fleecing state projects. But now that...