Recently we received the sad news of the passing of Professor Philippe van Haute. He will be missed by many who met him or worked with him on one of his many projects in and outside academia. Next to his work as a psychoanalyst, as professor of philosophy at Radboud University Nijmegen he worked with and passionately supported many scholars from the African continent. The exchange program with the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar in Senegal, which he realised successfully was an excellent example of intercontinental academic collaboration. Professor van Haute was also one of the first to support the founding and building of a new research network in African Intercultural Philosophy. His passing on is a great loss for this vibrant research group. We will remember Philippe as an excellent scholar in true dialogue with many African philosophers, and hope to continue our network in his friendly and open-minded spirit.