Interview with 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. 

Book review: Love, relationships and sex in a country marked by its history of division


An interview with Dutch correspondent and author Niels Posthumus, about his recently published book ‘Liefdes verdriet’ (heartbreak/Love’s sadness), concerning love and relationships in post-Apartheid South Africa.

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


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

‘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.