Anas Aremeyaw Anas/ZAM
Ghana’s undercover reporters expose a local ‘mommy’ who starved orphans whilst making them clap and sing for ‘voluntourists’ “Sing! You must sing when there are visitors. You know that they bring donations but you just sit there looking reluctant. If you don’t sing loudly, and clap, I’ll whip you later, I promise!” The ‘mommy’ of Bawjiase Countryside Orphanage in Ghana, Emma Boafo, is not joking when she sternly warns the orphans in her care to perform for the many ‘voluntourists’ and supporters... Ghana’s undercover reporters expose a local ‘mommy’ who starved orphans whilst making them clap and sing for ‘voluntourists’ “Sing! You must sing when...
Eric Mwamba
"If you don’t behave, we’ll skin you and no one will know”, says one of the men dressed in suits. It is Monday 16 March, 4 PM, and I find myself surrounded after just having left a meeting in the neighbourhood of Bon Marché, one of Kinshasa’s central districts. About twelve men in neat suit-and-tie have suddenly materialized out of four black cars parked alongside the street. In a flash I am handcuffed and thrown into one of the cars. I could have expected this. I am not supposed to be in this... "If you don’t behave, we’ll skin you and no one will know”, says one of the men dressed in suits. It is Monday 16 March, 4 PM, and I find myself...
Femke van Zeijl
He declares that taxpayer’s money should be utilised for the good of the people, but he also passed a pension law that provides him with six cars to be replaced every three years. As Lagos State governor he boosted its internal revenue more than tenfold. He is also the 'Godfather' of Nigeria's new rulers. Bola Tinubu invigorates hopes for change in Nigeria. The cheering sets in as soon as the crowd in the gallery spots the small figure in his white kaftan strolling over the tracks of Teslim Balogun... He declares that taxpayer’s money should be utilised for the good of the people, but he also passed a pension law that provides him with six cars to be...
Elvire Eijkman
New documentary ‘The Supreme Price’ portrays the Abiola family’s struggle for democracy and women’s rights in Nigeria. This documentary by Joanna Lipper (US) tells the story from the viewpoint of the young Hafsat, whose father Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, -often referred to as M.K.O. Abiola-, was elected president of Nigeria in 1993. He was subsequently imprisoned by the military regime which had annulled the election results. He would die in detention five years later. Hafsat’s mother... New documentary ‘The Supreme Price’ portrays the Abiola family’s struggle for democracy and women’s rights in Nigeria. This documentary by Joanna Lipper...
ZAM Reporter
In the winter of 2010 ZAM published a twelve-page photo feature of Fela Kuti’s 1981 Paris concert by famous photographer-of-the-stars Anton Corbijn. Most images had not been previously published or digitized. Corbijn had found them in the archives of his studio in London and had donated to ZAM the right to publish these. Prior to this gesture a meeting, organised by one of Corbijn’s relatives, had taken place between the photographer and ZAM-editor-in-chief Bart Luirink. Told that visual artist... In the winter of 2010 ZAM published a twelve-page photo feature of Fela Kuti’s 1981 Paris concert by famous photographer-of-the-stars Anton Corbijn. Most...
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Every now and then, Anas Aremeyaw Anas , the famous undercover journalist from Ghana, got a bit cross during his ZAM-invited visit to the Netherlands last week. “I want to ask: who made these rules,” he countered when ethical questions around ‘going undercover’ were raised during a debating evening in Amsterdam event venue De Zwijger. “We are talking about my society, Ghana. In my society we expose injustice in this way. You had your social struggles here in Holland- let us have ours.” Anas has... Every now and then, Anas Aremeyaw Anas , the famous undercover journalist from Ghana, got a bit cross during his ZAM-invited visit to the Netherlands...
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ZAM is over the moon to announce that the legendary undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas (known from the documentary 'Chameleon' and award-winning 'Fair Trade' researcher Selay Kouassi (nominated for 'De Tegel' in 2013) will visit Amsterdam from 4 to 8 March on invitation of ZAM. Event on Thursday 5 March Their work visit programme will include an event on undercover journalism, organised by One World and ZAM, in Pakhuis de Zwijger on Thursday 5 March. Anas (Ghana) and Kouassi (Ivory Coast)... ZAM is over the moon to announce that the legendary undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas (known from the documentary 'Chameleon' and award-winning...
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ZAM offered 2×2 tickets to Akwasi at the Breakfast Club at BIRD , Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Sunday 22 February, 2015. Winners have been informed . Akwasi plays his own league. Only a year ago he graduated the Maastricht Theatre Academy, the first rapper to do so, and already he got his own label. His song 'Een Wedstrijd' is the first release on his label Neerlands Dope and also the first single on his new album 'Daar Ergens', which is a tribute to the Dutch artist Bram Vermeulen. On Sunday 22... ZAM offered 2×2 tickets to Akwasi at the Breakfast Club at BIRD , Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Sunday 22 February, 2015. Winners have been informed....
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On wednesday 11 February 2015 it's 25 years ago Nelson Mandela was released from prison. After 27 years on Robben Island and in Victor Verster Prison. he continued his long walk to freedom. ZAM celebrates this momentuous day in history with another release: the special commemorative magazine published in January 2014 is now fully and freely accessible online (click below). Order your print copy here . Online Special Edition about Mandela On wednesday 11 February 2015 it's 25 years ago Nelson Mandela was released from prison. After 27 years on Robben Island and in Victor Verster Prison. he...
Anas Aremeyaw Anas with Rosemary Nwaebuni
They defraud, kill and maim their patients Quack ‘doctors’ roam free in many African countries. Their victims are those who can’t afford the expensive clinics frequented by the elite, predominantly among them desperate girls and women seeking outlawed abortions. Two investigative journalists, Anas Aremeyaw Anas (Ghana) and Rosemary Nwaebuni (Nigeria) went undercover to expose the quackery killing fields and to place the problem squarely on the agenda of African governments. A ‘J’Accuse’ from the... They defraud, kill and maim their patients Quack ‘doctors’ roam free in many African countries. Their victims are those who can’t afford the expensive...
Evelyn Groenink
Nigeria | Some of Ahmad Salkida's childhood friends are now with Boko Haram When Ahmad Salkida writes of the ‘Tears of Maiduguri’ , the stronghold of Boko Haram in Nigeria, he means his own tears. Because Salkida is from Maiduguri. As a Christian kid in de eighties of the last century, he climbed mango trees with his Muslim friends. When they performed their ritual ablutions, he helped them wash. In turn, they patiently waited for him when he was at church on Sundays. Now, some of the boys he used... Nigeria | Some of Ahmad Salkida's childhood friends are now with Boko Haram When Ahmad Salkida writes of the ‘Tears of Maiduguri’ , the stronghold of...
Babah Tarawally
A white journalist goes out to investigate Ebola in Sierra Leone Travelling on an airplane never failed to amaze her. Well, only if she managed to get a seat by the window, which she did on the Brussels Airways Airbus A330. Anja Brink’s curiosity surpassed that of a hawk; that bird of prey that detects its victim from afar and then dives to catch it. She carried the same deep eyes but hers were blue as the sky. As she watched the approach to Lungi from the window of the airplane, she saw school... A white journalist goes out to investigate Ebola in Sierra Leone Travelling on an airplane never failed to amaze her. Well, only if she managed to get a...
ZAM Reporter
“We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” It was said by author Anais Nin in mid-sixties France, but it serves well as a motto for Hillie de Rooij’s photographs which are, ostensibly, all about Africa. Or are they? De Rooij plays, she says, with the expectations and frames of the viewer when it comes to images of ‘Africa’. “Part of my family is Namibian and I often spent time there when I was a child. I was always surprised at the confusion with which fellow ‘Western’ people... “We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” It was said by author Anais Nin in mid-sixties France, but it serves well as a motto for Hillie...
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One day after the Charlie Hebdo attacks Paris, Boko Haram went on a rampage in Baga, northern Nigeria, and killed around a thousand people. For days and weeks afterwards, international social and ‘formal’ media were abuzz with a ‘black lives matter’ hashtag. Why had ‘the world’, that had come out so strongly to condemn the Paris attack, said nothing about ‘Baga’? Was this because, to most people in ‘the West’, black lives really didn’t matter so much? In a way, all the attention that this... One day after the Charlie Hebdo attacks Paris, Boko Haram went on a rampage in Baga, northern Nigeria, and killed around a thousand people. For days and...
Evelyn Groenink
Dulcie September and Anton Lubowski Clive Derby-Lewis, co-conspirator in the murder of South African freedom struggle hero Chris Hani in 1993, was once again denied parole, for the third time, in January this year. Whilst Chris Hani's family and many old friends and comrades applaud the decision to 'let him rot', some ask how much Derby-Lewis actually knew about the murder. One of these voices is Evelyn Groenink, who investigated the Chris Hani murder case -and several others- for years. Her... Dulcie September and Anton Lubowski Clive Derby-Lewis, co-conspirator in the murder of South African freedom struggle hero Chris Hani in 1993, was once...
Elvire Eijkman
The movie ‘Timbuktu’, that deals with fundamentalist terror, deserves the Oscar. ‘Timbuktu, Le chagrin des oiseaux ‘ (‘the sadness of birds’) by Mauritanian-born and Mali-raised Abderrahmane Sissako (53), is a superb film about the kidnapping of a society by Islamic fundamentalism. It also has a high degree of urgency. The story takes place in northern Mali, not long after June 2012, when the radical Islamic group Al-Qaida au Maghreb Islamique (AQMI) and Ansar Eddine chased the Tuareg independence... The movie ‘Timbuktu’, that deals with fundamentalist terror, deserves the Oscar. ‘Timbuktu, Le chagrin des oiseaux ‘ (‘the sadness of birds’) by...
Femke van Zeijl
He declares that taxpayer’s money should be utilised for the good of the people, but he also passed a pension law that provides him with six cars to be replaced every three years. As Lagos State governor he boosted its internal revenue more than tenfold. With elections approaching in a country tormented by armed conflict and falling oil prices, controversial ‘Godfather’ Bola Tinubu invigorates the opposition’s hopes for change. The cheering sets in as soon as the crowd in the gallery spots the... He declares that taxpayer’s money should be utilised for the good of the people, but he also passed a pension law that provides him with six cars to be...
ZAM
The winners of tickets to the Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics concert are: J. van Kronenburg B. Pijpkes Venue: BIRD in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Date and time: Saturday 31 January. Doors: 20:00, opening act: Convoi Exceptional. Winners are also notified by email. Didn't win this time? Just keep an eye on our website and Facebook , ZAM regularly posts giveaways. Watch‬ video: Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics - Buje Buje. The winners of tickets to the Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics concert are: J. van Kronenburg B. Pijpkes Venue: BIRD in Rotterdam, the Netherlands...
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Nigerian music legend, saxophonist and songwriter Orlando Julius teamed up with UK psychedelic jazz collective the Heliocentrics. On January 31, 2015 they enter the stage of Jazz club BIRD in Rotterdam, the Netherlands during their European tour. Their collaborative album, Jaiyede Afro , which was released in September, is an unlikely combination of classical afrobeat and modern funky jazz. Listen to the joyous album opener "Buje Buje" below. Few artists have been more crucial to the invention and... Nigerian music legend, saxophonist and songwriter Orlando Julius teamed up with UK psychedelic jazz collective the Heliocentrics. On January 31, 2015...
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Evelyn Groenink
A country starts reflecting on itself Now that Mandela is gone, he is once again with us. It has always been like that. Even in prison, the world and his people only imagined him. Johny Clegg’s song "Asimbonanga' literally means "we have not seen you." After prison, South Africa saw him only for nine years, between his release in 1990 and his retirement as president in 1999, when he said "don’t call me , I'll call you." For the rest, his orphaned nation had to make do with images, words, dreams.... A country starts reflecting on itself Now that Mandela is gone, he is once again with us. It has always been like that. Even in prison, the world and his...