Back in The Netherlands since 2014, Arne Doornebal has often featured as an Africa analyst on TV and radio shows and on the opinion pages of NRC Handelsblad. He may also be approached to give lectures on topics related to international journalism or being a foreign correspondent.
Doornebal visited 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. “Events I remember most are the 29 days I spent on a boat travelling 1,730 km on River Congo, witnessing an initiation ritual in South Sudan and being the personal driver of Ugandan Olympic Marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich for a day,” he recalled. “Standing 30 feet away from Muammar Ghadaffi was also quite an experience, just like interviewing his presumed girlfriend in Kampala.”
Doornebal both worked for international media from The Netherlands, Belgium, the United States and Israel as well as for local media like The New Nation (South Sudan), Ghanaweb.com and South African BrookePattrick Publications. “I want the World to have a better understanding about all the different countries in Africa,” Doornebal said. “Meanwhile I think the picture many people in Africa have about ‘The West’ is also far beyond the truth and may need revision.”
In 2016 Arne Doornebal started a cooperation with the Netherlands African Business Council (NABC). Together with Africa Business Communities (ABC) they launched the Communication Center; an excellent way to send press releases -written by Arne- to the media in Africa. You can read more about this or sign up here: https://www.nabc.nl/services/communication-center