This Burundian Life

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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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Kitara, l’empire cwezi

En 1956, l’administrateur britannique Eric Lanning et Gervase Matthew, prêtre catholique et professeur à l’Université d’Oxford, font une découverte surprenante dans le sud-ouest ougandais, sur les rives du Lac Albert. En effectuant des travaux archéologiques, ils...

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Trouble (Part 3)

(Click here to read part 2) Things were all fire and flames between Mike and I, for about a month… and then I started noticing a new pattern... Our dates were becoming less like dates - where we got to sit together or do activities together, and have deep and...

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Trouble (Part 2)

(Click here to read Part 1) Okay, calm your horses, I still have some dignity left in me. I didn’t go to his place that night... although I loved that he texted me the idea. Why lie? We met at Church the next morning though. Mimi didn’t come - I don’t know why, but I...

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Trouble (Part 1)

As soon as our eyes met, I knew that nothing good was going to come out of the relationship... --- Mimi met him on a dating app. Let’s call him Mike. He’s Kenyan and had just moved here to set up the subsidiary of the company he works for. Mimi had told me a lot of...

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