[Interview] Three questions for Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation


Earlier this month, The Bright Continent spoke with Dutch Minister Lilianne Ploumen about the combination of trade and aid in one Ministry, the pros and cons of development cooperation, and youth unemployment in Africa. 

How bright is the life of a Somali refugee in Trumpland?


A conversation with Aden Hassan Tarah from Somalia, who happened to be reassigned to the ‘Land of the Free,’ just before Donald Trump was elected president.

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

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


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