David Dembele
No Hearts, No Minds, The War on Terror in Africa Part 1 is a new ZAM-AIPC transnational investigation. It shows that a 'war only' strategy creates more and more terrorists in the eastern and western regions of the continent. In this chapter: Mali. “The government ignores us completely and that makes us rebellious,” says Mahamane Gobi, a construction entrepreneur in Timbuktu. Gobi's office and workshop have stood empty since 2012, the year of the first jihadist invasion. Gobi never liked the... No Hearts, No Minds, The War on Terror in Africa Part 1 is a new ZAM-AIPC transnational investigation. It shows that a 'war only' strategy creates more...
By Ibro Ibrahim
No Hearts, No Minds, The War on Terror in Africa Part 1 is a new ZAM-AIPC transnational investigation. It shows that a 'war only' strategy creates more and more terrorists in the eastern and western regions of the continent. In this chapter: Kenya. If to intimidate, persecute, abuse and kill suspects is a way to the “hearts and minds” of marginalized young Muslims who are sensitive to the call of extremist militants in Kenya, the Kenyan government is doing well in the War on Terror. Unfortunately,... No Hearts, No Minds, The War on Terror in Africa Part 1 is a new ZAM-AIPC transnational investigation. It shows that a 'war only' strategy creates more...
Hamza Idris
No Hearts, No Minds, The War on Terror in Africa Part 1 is a new ZAM-AIPC transnational investigation. It shows that a 'war only' strategy creates more and more terrorists in the eastern and western regions of the continent. In this chapter: Nigeria. Credit where credit is due, Radio Dandal Kura was a brilliant idea of the Americans. It had been a mega-discovery that, in the area around Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram, ten million people spoke nothing but Kanuri, not to mention that no... No Hearts, No Minds, The War on Terror in Africa Part 1 is a new ZAM-AIPC transnational investigation. It shows that a 'war only' strategy creates more...
Muno Gedi
No Hearts, No Minds, The War on Terror in Africa Part 1 is a new ZAM-AIPC transnational investigation. It shows that a 'war only' strategy creates more and more terrorists in the eastern and western regions of the continent. In this chapter: Somalia. Abdi Mohamed (26) looks sadly at his empty hands. A few months ago these hands still held a gun, but since he defected from Al Shabaab on the promise of amnesty from the Somali government, that gun is gone. What has happened to it, he can only guess:... No Hearts, No Minds, The War on Terror in Africa Part 1 is a new ZAM-AIPC transnational investigation. It shows that a 'war only' strategy creates more...
Evelyn Groenink
This special issue of the ZAM Chronicle is dedicated to the transnational ‘War on Terror’ investigation conducted by our partners in the African Investigative Publishing Collective (see a presentation of the team members here .) Called ‘Hearts and Minds,’ the preview of this deep-digging team investigation into terrorism and the fight against it in East and West Africa can be found here . The full investigation will be presented at the end of January 2016. It will contain revelations about the... This special issue of the ZAM Chronicle is dedicated to the transnational ‘War on Terror’ investigation conducted by our partners in the African...
ZAM Reporter
In this month’s special, the ZAM Chronicle launches ‘Hearts and Minds’: a preview of the ‘War on Terror’ transnational investigation conducted by our partners in the African Investigative Publishing Collective. We take this opportunity to present the team members who undertook this difficult, lengthy and often risky assignment. Hamza Idris is the politics editor at Daily Trust in Nigeria. Born in Jos, Plateau State, he went to University in Maiduguri, which was later to be the birth place of the... In this month’s special, the ZAM Chronicle launches ‘Hearts and Minds’: a preview of the ‘War on Terror’ transnational investigation conducted by our...
ZAM reporter
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. The Johannesburg based Nelson Mandela Foundation organises two tributes to Mandela on both days respectively. On December 12 a 'Mandela Rememberance Walk' will take place from the Freedom Park to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. More information: www.nelsonmandela.org In Amsterdam, two... 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...
Christina Månsson
How it all started: film director Juul van der Laan was making a film about science in Africa. She wanted to identify the sparks that enhance the creativity, freshness, and innovativity of Africa’s bright minds. For five weeks, with her camera, she travelled through Ghana on her own. The film MULTIVERSE Ghana is the outcome of that journey and also the first part of what is going to be a series of films about science in Africa. But before that happens, it was time for the Ghanaian premiere! The... How it all started: film director Juul van der Laan was making a film about science in Africa. She wanted to identify the sparks that enhance the...
ZAM
ZAM will be present at Africaday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on Saturday November 7, 2015. Come and meet us at our stand where we will launch our latest special edition, the very unique The African Tabloid . The African Tabloid will be on sale during the whole event and can also be purchased on this website . Africaday has a packed programme of workshop and talks. We recommend to check out the talkshow Vice Versa draait with Babah Tarawally at 16:15-17:15 and join the book launch of De zwarte... ZAM will be present at Africaday in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on Saturday November 7, 2015. Come and meet us at our stand where we will launch our...
Gerald Kraak (1956-2014)
In this edition of ZAM Magazine we are publishing fragments from the unfinished manuscript Shadow Play by South African author Gerald Kraak, who passed away at the age of only 57 on 19 October 2014. This novel was to become the second volume of a trilogy, set in the years after 1976, when a new phase in suppression by and resistance against apartheid began. Introduction by Bart Luirink and Peter Sluiter Gerald was born in 1956 in Johannesburg. He studied English, history, comparative African... In this edition of ZAM Magazine we are publishing fragments from the unfinished manuscript Shadow Play by South African author Gerald Kraak, who passed...
Fulco van Aurich
For a split second I can see the townships red dust dwirling up. Maxolisi Majozi, aka Zuluboy, starts a rhythmic monologue, mingles his rap voice with tight baselines and energetic drums at the opening night over Afrovibes, the Amsterdam based festival. The fusion between traditional township Mbaqanga music and Dutch rockers starts with slight hesitation. The concert is at full steam when Zuluboy and Hemelbesem make the South Africans in the audience jump. It’s heavy dancing all over. The heart of... For a split second I can see the townships red dust dwirling up. Maxolisi Majozi, aka Zuluboy, starts a rhythmic monologue, mingles his rap voice with...
ZAM
The original Mandela Landscape, an art piece created by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn and visual artist Berend Strik, has been sold for 32.500 euro. The ‘Landscape’ was handed to its new owners on Wednesday October 8 at the studio of Berend Strik in Amsterdam. All proceeds are donated as a gesture of support to ZAM. While Berend Strik had commitments elsewhere in Europe, Anton Corbijn attended the occasion. He recalled his memories of the photoshoot with Mandela more than ten years... The original Mandela Landscape, an art piece created by Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn and visual artist Berend Strik, has been sold for...
Elnathan John
An instruction manual for those who want a slice of the donor money pie The world is full of ungrateful people. People who cannot see beyond the big picture to the small mercies. People who are unnecessarily critical when they should see only the bright side. Such people question the efficacy of NGOs, for example, and criticise them for standing in the way of real solutions. They say that government should provide services like health and education and that government should be held accountable... An instruction manual for those who want a slice of the donor money pie The world is full of ungrateful people. People who cannot see beyond the big...
ZAM reporter
Justice! is an explosive Al Jazeera English documentary about Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s undercover crusade to rid Ghana of judicial corruption once and for all. Over a period of two years, the award-winning investigative journalist and proud member of our ZAM network secretly filmed 12 Ghanaian High Court judges, 22 other judges, and 140 court officials accepting bribes. While exposing their corruption, his actions also led to the release of alleged murderers and rapists. Kofi Annan: "Sometimes it takes... Justice! is an explosive Al Jazeera English documentary about Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s undercover crusade to rid Ghana of judicial corruption once and for...
ZAM reporter
Free movement and strange cultures are the subjects of South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni Once, people moved like birds: from one place to another, with the transition of the seasons, without limitations or documents. Free movement and newcomers’ struggles with alien cultures are the themes in Inyoni Yezulu ( The Swallows ), the latest work of South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni. The photographer is building this new project as a guest of the Treehouse artist residence at the NDSM... Free movement and strange cultures are the subjects of South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni Once, people moved like birds: from one place to...
ZAM reporters and the New Crusading Guide
Up until the very last moment they had kept hoping that not so many of Ghana’s top men of justice were so ready to be bought. In one particular court case a member of the investigative Tiger Team could barely stop himself from shrieking in disgust when a fully-dressed judge with wig and all, after pontificating about right and wrong and the need for justice, issued a verdict that was exactly what had been agreed with the violent robber’s ‘cousin’ sitting in the public gallery. It had cost 15 000... Up until the very last moment they had kept hoping that not so many of Ghana’s top men of justice were so ready to be bought. In one particular court...
Evelyn Groenink
Based on the average track record of FIFA presidents so far, Tokyo Sexwale seems the perfect candidate Mosima Gabriel ‘Tokyo’ Sexwale once told a South African business magazine that he achieved his present enormous wealth –estimated at over US$ 200 million- by simply “striking it very lucky” as soon as he started operating a diamond mine in Angola: he had, he said, immediately hit a large diamond layer. For the rest, he humbly added, he was just a “struggle veteran,” a close comrade of legendary... Based on the average track record of FIFA presidents so far, Tokyo Sexwale seems the perfect candidate Mosima Gabriel ‘Tokyo’ Sexwale once told a South...
ZAM reporter
With his data landscape on the consumption of added sugars Ruiter Janssen has won the annual Dutch Designers ( BNO ) infographics Award 2015. The winning infographic was published in the Dutch daily nrc.next . Ruiter Janssen is the designer of the beautiful country maps in the ZAM Chronicle. The first map of his hand was one of Burundi which appeared in ZC13. A map of Mali followed in ZC14 and a map of Angola in ZC15 . The number of maps will continue to grow with each Chronicle and ultimately... With his data landscape on the consumption of added sugars Ruiter Janssen has won the annual Dutch Designers ( BNO ) infographics Award 2015. The winning...
ZAM reporter
French economist and writer of the international bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century will read the 2015 Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg today, 3 October at 15:00 (local time). Watch the video stream here: INCOME, WEALTH & PERSISTENT INEQUALITY. French economist and writer of the international bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century will read the 2015 Nelson Mandela Lecture at the Soweto...
ZAM Reporter
Once people moved from one place to another without documents and limitations like birds with the transition of seasons. Free movement and the struggle of newcomers with strange cultures are the themes in Inyoni Yezulu (The Swallows), the latest project of South African photographer Sabelo Mlangeni. The photographer built on his project during his guest visit at the Treehouse artist residence at the NDSM yard in Amsterdam. Work part of Inyoni Yezulu (The Swallows), the latest project of Sabelo... Once people moved from one place to another without documents and limitations like birds with the transition of seasons. Free movement and the struggle...
ZAM reporter
South Africa’s efforts to keep all languages alive have global impact In South Africa all languages are equal but one is more equal than the others. Teachers, students and parents alike often prefer English as a vehicle for jobs and access to education. Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng called for practical solutions in order to safeguard her countries multilingual dream rather than a desperate ‘war on English’. Phakeng’s key note speech attracted a full house at the annual Dutch Drongo Festival in... South Africa’s efforts to keep all languages alive have global impact In South Africa all languages are equal but one is more equal than the others....