The Africa Desk includes fourteen members of staff both from Europe and Africa. What they have in common is that they have all lost their journalistic heart to the African continent. In addition to the editorial department in Hilversum, there are also correspondents and partner stations in Africa itself contributing to the range of programmes and improving Radio Netherlands’ network in Africa.
Our website provides news and background: on Africa, the African diaspora, the Netherlands and the rest of the world. The website has recently undergone a multimedial revolution, in which the availability of video and audio reports has increased.
We also produce two radio programmes in English: ’Bridges With Africa’ and ’Africa in Progress’. ’Bridges with Africa’ is a current affairs magazine which targets an urban audience, between 20-40 years old. A group that is familiar with new media, internet and mobile phones. Our topical, indepth programme ’Africa in Progress’ aims for an slightly older audience, aged between 30-60.