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Mariem Hassan

Muziekpublique is a fan of strong women and Mariem Hassan is a classic of the genre. Outstanding thanks to her forceful and penetrating voice, stirring thanks to the hope which imbues her songs and fascinating thanks to the contradictions inherent in her music, Mariem Hassan represents and speaks up for the Saharawi people of the Western Sahara, sometimes thought of as the last African colony, under Moroccan occupation.

Creative Wallonia, from the Marshall Plan to Horizon 2022 with Minister-President Rudy Demotte

Minister-President Rudy Demotte will be our guest speaker at Investing in Wallonia, part of AmCham Belgium’s series of regional investment briefings. 

The Role of Social Media in Crisis Situations

Crises lurk around the corner for every company. The internet has given consumers the power of sharing their opinions about your organization, 24/7. 

How can your organization manage an increasingly open and transparent online world? What are dos and don’ts in crisis situations with regards to social media? Bram Smets, Senior Consultant at Ketchum, one of the world’s leading communication agencies, is delighted to discuss his view on this topic and hear from your experiences.

The Flemish Islands of Canary

The Canary Islands. A somewhat old-fashioned, but still very popular holiday destination for many Belgians. Sun, sea and beach, what more do you want? What many travellers do not know is that a large Flemish community lived on the islands during the 16th century. It is hard to spot traces of the...


I have lived in Etterbeek since 1999 and had never given much thought to the hotel restaurant next to Mérode metro on Avenue Tervuren. The hotel looked tired and I assumed that the restaurant would be of a similar ilk, providing nothing more than standard fare. How wrong I was!

Man dies of heart attack at Brussels 20km

A 53-year old man died after suffering a heart attack during the 34th edition of the Brussels 20km yesterday, Red Cross spokeswoman Nancy Ferroni told Belga. The man fell to the ground as he ran and, despite every effort to revive him, was pronounced dead on arrival at Saint-Luc hospital. The Red...

Belgium unlikely to receive ‘unlawful’ fine from Commission

The European Commission is set to rap Belgium this week for failing to do enough to trim its budget deficit but is unlikely to go as far as imposing a fine, according to a press report Saturday. "Belgium can breathe easy," L'Echo wrote on Saturday ahead of the release Wednesday of the European...

Call for Belgian consulate in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s Industries minister Dilip Barua called upon the Belgian government to open a consulate in the country’s capital Dhaka in order to boost trade and business between the two countries, reports the Daily Sun . “Bangladeshis have to go to New Delhi for visas as there is no Belgian consulate...

Belgian documentary wins top prize at French international film festival

Belgian film Dames de couleurs won the Grand Jury Prize at the Caméras des champs international film festival, whose 15th edition was held from May 22 to 26 in Ville-sur-Yron, northeast France. Directed by Patricia Gérimont and Jean-Claude Taburiaux , the documentary follows two dyers, Sanata and...

‘Home of golf’ chef brings taste of Scotland to Belgium

Ian MacDonald, executive chef at St Andrews Links, home to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, served up a taste of Scotland in Belgium, the Evening Telegraph reports. He dished out more than 3,000 portions of Cullen skink at the European Seafood Exposition held at Brussels Expo. He was part of a...