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.”


Nigerian music legend, saxophonist and songwriter Orlando Julius teamed up with UK psychedelic jazz collective the Heliocentrics and on 31 January, they enter the stage of Jazz club BIRD in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Few artists have been more crucial to the invention and development of Afrobeat than Julius; he was one of the first to start fusing African influences with American R&B and soul in the 1960'. 


Many people attended the Amsterdam launch of Zanele Muholi's book Faces and Phases on Tuesday 9 December, a last-minute-ZAM Newsroom organised in five days.


Our man in Johannesburg

Blog / By Theophilus Abbah

Investigative reporter Theophilus Abbah, editor of the Nigerian Sunday Trust, is in Johannesburg at the African Investigative Journalism Conference. This is his blog.


Sold out

Blog / By ZAM Reporter

ZAM Special sold out at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. New package ready for delivery!


In the aftermath of a seminar about African investigative journalism held in Amsterdam, Tobore Ovuorie and Kassim Mohamed visited ZAM. Both are acclaimed for their daring work and we were in awe listening to Kassim about his undercover work amid armed gangs in Nairobi and his investigation into the smuggling of small arms in the East African region. The world was outraged and saddened by the terrorist attack on the Nairobi Westgate shopping mall last year, but how did the arms enter Kenya? Check Mohamed’s work on this here and here.


How do you want me to look?

Blog / By Bart Luirink

Production started! The feature 'How do you want me to look?', published in the ZAM Commemmorative Issue about Nelson Mandela, will be turned into a small exhibition. The exhibition will contain of portraits of Mandela by Dutch photographers Kadir van Lohuizen, Daniel Koning and Sander Veenemann. To be launched at Arti, the HQ of South African documentary filmmakers at IDFA.


On Saturday 1 November 2014 members of the ZAM promotional team will be present at the annual Afrika Dag (Africa Day) of the Evert Vermeer Stichting in Amsterdam.