I am passionate about Africa. Having visited 20 African countries, I truly believe that there can be a bright future for the continent. Therefore I
- Travel to Africa
- Opinionate about Africa
- Organize events about Africa
- Organize trade missions to and from Africa
- Lived and one day will once again live in Africa
Arne Doornebal (1983) joined the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) in 2016. He is responsible for media relations, the annual NABC magazine and he organizes events and trade missions, both to and from Africa. Between 2007 and 2014 Arne Doornebal lived in Uganda and South Sudan, while working as a freelance journalist and photographer in the region.
As a former correspondent, he is still being approached to comment on breaking news developments in Africa, for example by BNR news radio, Radio 2 and Nieuwsuur. He also writes op-eds, mainly for NRC Handelsblad and occasionally writes analysis or in-depth stories.
Arne Doornebal: “Events I remember most from my time as a correspondent are the 29 days I spent on a boat travelling 1,730 km on River Congo, witnessing a ‘coming of age’ ritual in South Sudan and being the personal driver of Ugandan Olympic Marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich for a day. Standing 30 feet away from Muammar Ghadaffi was also quite an experience, just like interviewing his presumed girlfriend in Kampala.”
In August, Arne was hosted by Holland's top TV news programmme; Nieuwsuur. You can watch it here
Arne was hosted on BNR's 'De Nieuwe Wereld' programme on September 12th, 2016. Listen to the show here