African oligarchs

Blog / By Evelyn Groenink

Blaming only multinationals for the plunder of Africa’s mineral and other natural resources?


Togo | Gnassingbé to-go

Blog / By Evelyn Groenink

An uprising against a dictator. Angry people in the streets. Seven protestors shot dead by soldiers.


On the 17th of August 1982 the South African freedom fighter, journalist and scholar Ruth First was assassinated by parcel bomb sent to her by apartheid dead squads. Thirty-five years later, First is remembered as a courageous and stubborn activist against white supremacy and male domination.


Pride & Loss in Amsterdam

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

With photography from the Inkanyiso Collective, the Amsterdam No Man's Art Gallery honours the courage of South African LGBT activists and mourns the lives of so many fallen heroes.


On Saturday the 29th of July 2017 the Nigerian police arrested 42 LGBT persons at a party in Owode Onirin in Lagos State. On a picture in one of the local newspapers that covered the story Ayϙ Adéné recognized a friend he had met ten years ago.


This year's Afrovibes trade mark logo is designed by illustrator, photographer and art director Modise 'Blackdice' Sepeng from Alexandra, Johannesburg. As he writes in his bio his works 'simplistically adapts liberation heroes like Steve Biko and Madiba to current con texts of cool.'


The Case of Siba Nkumbi / Racism?

Blog / By Evelyn Groenink and Bart Luirink

Siba Nkumbi and her South African friends, members of Zanele Muholi's crew, don’t doubt it: the airbnb owner who pushed Nkumbi down the stairs in Amsterdam on Saturday July 8th is a racist.


Last Friday's opening of Zanele Muholi's exhibition at the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum saw hundreds of art lovers and friends of the South African 'visual activist' attending the ceremony.


The AIPC in the news

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

The AIPC got quite a bit of publicity from the release of its first investigation of 2017.


CAP Prize Winners 2017 announced

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

Congratulations to all winners of the CAP Prize 2017: Emmanuelle Andrianjafy (Madagascar, based in Senegal), Girma Berta (Ethiopia), Lebohang Kganye (South Africa), Fethi Sahraoui (Algeria) and Georges Senga (DR Congo).


An exhibition revisiting the relationship between The Netherlands and South Africa in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum elicited much controversy.