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This Burundian Life is an open blog dedicated to stories and opinions of Burundians and non-Burundians who have experienced life, “à la Burundaise”. Launched in June 2013, we strive to bring you inspiring, thought-provoking, humorous and entertaining content all in one place. We want you to see Burundi the way we see it: its unique beauty, flaws, aspirations… its journey. The content you’ll read, watch and listen to here is provided by contributors from all around the world, in English, French, Kirundi or igitowner (a hip blend of all three).

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Let’s let him Rest in Peace, shall we?

Two days ago we commemorated the 24th anniversary of President Melchior Ndadaye's assassination. After reading a couple of Twitter/Facebook posts about this anniversary, I felt compelled to give my two cents. I have often watched in dismay how, despite claiming the...

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Malade d’amour (3ème partie)

(Cliquez ici pour la 2ème partie) Quelques jours plus tard, je reçus un appel plein d’insulte de la femme de Gonzague: « Tu savais que je te considérais comme la fille que je n’avais jamais eue et maintenant, tu veux me piquer mon mari. Iyo ngeso y’abakobwa b’i...

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Le peuple de Karyenda

La région des grands-lacs a toujours été un carrefour d’échanges et un lieu de rencontres de peuplements anciens. Véritable zone de transit migratoire, cette région a accueilli plusieurs groupes issus de quatre grandes familles linguistiques: central soudanique,...

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Malade d’amour (2ème partie)

(Cliquez ici pour lire la 1ère partie) Je n’oublierai jamais cette soirée. Je le voyais de dos en entrant dans le restaurant. Il lui tenait la main et lui chuchotait des choses qui la faisaient rire. Elle était rayonnante dans sa robe rouge et heureuse comme une femme...

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Little Burundi

Ottawa, Gatineau, Gatineau Outaouais... I love the sound of Outaouais. In fact, for the purpose of this post, let's call the Ottawa/Gatineau area "Outaouais". Sasa rero, I've never seen as many Burundians in one place (outside Burundi) as I saw in Outaouais. Mind you,...

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The Alain Show

The Alain Show is a politics and current affairs podcast by Alain, one of our content editors. Listen to the latest episode here above!