The ZAM Chronicle: an online investigative magazine on and from Africa

This month sees the launch of The ZAM Chronicle, a new monthly online investigative magazine with a highly ambitious mission: “to be a platform for grassroots, crowd-sourced observations on and from the African continent.” The ZAM Chronicle is born out of the Netherlands-based ZAM Magazine, which Africa is a Country readers will remember for its exciting and beautifully edited features on African artists, writers, opinion makers and journalism in general.

In The ZAM Chronicle’s first issue we find a collection of stellar in-depth reports on wide-ranging topics: Theophilus Abbah gives an overview of recent developments in Northern Nigeria, taking a close look at the deadly stand-off between the Nigerian state and the sectarian Boko Haram; Benon Herbert Oluka analyses the success of a community campaign in Uganda which did what ‘Stop Kony 2012’ and US$ 2 billion aid money did not; Kassim Mohamed writes about the Kafka-esque world of Somali refugees in Europe; Benon Herbert Oluka reports on the “The no-go zones of the Ugandan President”; and much more.

Here is the link to The ZAM Chronicle’s brand new website; to receive The ZAM Chronicle subscribe to their mailing list.

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Further Reading

Take it to the house

On this month’s AIAC Radio, Boima celebrates all things basketball, looking at its historical relationships with music and race, then focusing on Africa’s biggest names in the sport.

El maestro siempre

Maky Madiba Sylla is a militant filmmaker excavating iconic Africans whose legacies he believes need to be known widely—like the singer Laba Sosseh.

Madiba and Mali

There is a remarkable connection between Mali and South Africa, dating back to the liberation struggle, and actively encouraged by the author’s work.

A devil’s deal

Rwanda’s proposed refugee deal with Britain is another strike against President Paul Kagame’s claim that he is an authentic and fearless pan-Africanist who advocates for the less fortunate.

Red and Black

Yunxiang Gao’s new book takes a fresh look at connected lives of African American and Chinese leftist activists, artists and intellectuals after World War II.

The Dar es Salaam years

In the early 1970s, Walter Rodney, expelled from Jamaica, took a post in Tanzania. In Leo Zeilig’s new book, he captures those exciting, but also difficult years and how it formed Rodney.

Rushing to boycott

The cultural boycott of Russia turns to the flawed precedent of apartheid South Africa for inspiration, while ignoring the much more carefully considered boycott of official Israeli culture by the BDS Movement.

The party question

Marcel Paret’s book, “Fragmented Militancy: Precarious Resistance in South Africa after Racial Inclusion,” tries to make sense of politics in South African urban informal settlements.

The missing pieces

Between melancholy, terror, and disillusion, Petit Pays is a groundbreaking and eye-opening take on one of the darkest pages of African history, one that is often misunderstood in the West.