Virunga: A ‘Gallic’ and persistent park in eastern Congo


Learn more about Africa’s oldest national park and its brave rangers, who risk their lives for the preservation of one of world’s most magical eco-systems. 

WHO scales up its efforts to counter malaria


On the eve of World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced it will intensify its efforts to prevent malaria. 

[EVENT REPORT] ‘Making Africa Work’ – Building bridges and connecting entrepreneurs


An inspiring afternoon during which the passion and ambition of a diverse group of entrepreneurs, coaches and speakers, was nearly tangible.

Eritrea: Africa’s very own North Korea [VIDEO]


Given its independence 25 years ago, Eritrea is one of Africa’s youngest nation states.

‘Constructive Journalism does not sugarcoat the news from Africa’ – Cathrine Gyldensted


An interview with former correspondent and founder of ‘Constructive Journalism, Cathrine Gyldensted

Les Amazones d’Afrique – A funky feminist collective


Les Amazones d’Afrique is a collective of ten female performers, made up of international stars, local legends and upcoming talents.

‘African migration is not the actual problem, people drowning in the Mediterranean Sea is.’ [INTERVIEW]


A discussion about South Africa, migration, our perspective on the continent and personal experiences with Dutch correspondent and documentary filmmaker, Bram Vermeulen.

South Africa grieves for the loss of anti-Apartheid activist ‘Kathy’


Born to Indian immigrants, Ahmed ‘Kathy’ Kathrada has fulfilled a major role in South Africa’s recent history as one of the greatest anti-Apartheid advocates during the decades of white minority rule.

Hunger as a cause of death – What is a famine?


Currently, a devastating famine causes the suffering of over 20 million people in the Horn of Africa, South Sudan, Nigeria an Yemen. 

Hans Rosling: A statistics ‘whizkid’ who forced us to look differently at Africa


This month, the Swedish tropical doctor and professor International Public Health, Hans Rosling passed away.

Slight optimism among Somalis after the election of president Farmajo


Somalia’s former prime-minister, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, remarkably won the presidential elections.

Closure of Dadaab, world’s largest refugee camp, reversed


Today the news reached us that the plans of the Kenyan government to close the world’s largest refugee camp, are reversed by a Kenyan court.

Congolese population mourns over the loss of ‘eternal’ opposition leader Tshisekedi


Yesterday the face of Congolese opposition, Etienne Tshisekedi, died in Brussels at the age of 84.

Ubuntu – an African philosophy about humanity and interconnectedness


‘I am because we are and, since we are, therefore I am’


[DUTCH] Column: We weten niet meer wat empathie is


A column I wrote several months ago, during the siege of Aleppo, Syria.  

Diplomatic collaboration between ECOWAS-members prevents Gambian bloodshed


After several exicting and nerve-wracking weeks in western Africa, former president Yahya Jammeh, from the Gambia, eventually decided to withdraw from office.

Obama’s legacy in Africa


After eight years, Barack Obama has left the Oval Office and the global political arena.

‘This picture shows the general misconception between Europe and Africa’


Supported by this photo, Bram Vermeulen – a Dutch correspondent and documentary filmmaker –  illustrated what is, according to him, the general misunderstanding between the European Union (EU) and African countries.

Europe vs. Africa: The refugee double standard


We only speak of a crisis when refugees and migrants wash up the shores of ‘Fort Europe.’

The Piano Guys & Alex Boye – Peponi


In 2012, The Piano Guys  rewrote Coldplay’s song called ‘Paradise.’