Hilde Baele (1967) works as a media training coordinator and teacher for Deutsche Welle Akademie within a project with young people.

She followed a pedagogical training in Ghent and decided at the age of 21 to go work as a teacher in Rwanda. After the genocide she moved to Niger, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, back to Rwanda and to Benin. She wrote and illustrated numerous books. In 2012, the NGO she started was rewarded with the "Prix des Droits de l'Homme au Bénin" for the materials developed with and for children in the country.

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Hilde Baele

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Geronimo and Ché

  • Art
  • International
  • Politics

In April 2015, it will be exactly 50 years ago that Ché Guevara celebrated his happy arrival in Congo. In December it will be exactly 50 years ago that he sadly retreated. Jérôme Sebasoni crossed Ché Guevara on his guerrilla and followed him all the way to Cuba.

My comrade Che Guevara

  • International
  • History

BUJUMBURA - The research by Jeroen Janssen, awarded graphic novelist, and journalist Hilde Baele on Mzee Jérôme Sebasoni, who became Che Guevara's guide as a young Inyenzi rebel, took no less than 12 years.