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Daaf Borren (1989) travel writer,  journalist, (geopolitical) analyst.

After spending the greater part of his life abroad, Daaf studied International Relations (BA) and

International Security & Human Rights (MA) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.


Next he worked as an investigative journalist and a humanitarian advisor respectively, whereafter he started as a (traveling) correspondent in Africa. Ever since, he covered background stories in close to twenty countries across the continent, differing from Mali, South Sudan and Mozambique to Congo (DRC), Ethiopia and Mauritania.

Currently, he is writing a travelogue wherein he discusses how Africa's next generation is challenging the status quo (Pluim Publishing House).

At the same time, Daaf is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Bright Continent, a platform on which he works together with the next generation of African creatives and change makers.

His work can be found in Dutch, Belgian and international media (written, audio and visual). For lectures and workshops, please see below. 

Lectures & Workshops

During his lectures, Daaf combines his academic background in International Relations with his experiences on the road and insights from his African peers. This offers a refreshing glance at a rapidly changing continent and helps to move away from vastly outdated stereotypes, enabling the audience to better comprehend contemporary Africa.


Daaf spoke at the Royal Tropical Institute and the Belgian Ministry of Defence (a.o.), organized workshops for Doctors Without Borders and frequently appears on Dutch and Belgian radio. Get in touch for inquiries about guest lectures, media-appearances or other related requests. 


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