Marc Hoogsteyns (°1961) is a Belgian journalist who has been living and working in Africa for 25 years.

In 2014 he decided to set up a small press agency in the African Great Lakes region together with colleagues Adeline Umutoni and Chrispin Mvano. They work together with Burundese newspaper Iwacu. Hoogsteyns also works for AP and Reuters, and often provides opinion pieces for Al Jazeera

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Marc Hoogsteyns

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Half brother, half enemy

  • Human Rights
  • Politics

KINSHASA - The FDLR is a brutal militia made up of former Rwandese soldiers and Interharamwe operative in the area around the Rwando-Congolese border. Its role seems to be played out, but is it really?

Heart of darkness revisited

  • Armed conflict
  • Politics

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - More then a hundred years after the publication of Joseph Conrads’ book ’The Heart of Darkness”. Marc Hoogsteyns checks if the situation in Congo has changed. Despite all the trouble the author remarks that there is still hope for this country.