Monthly Archives: May 2015

Falling into you

The first time I fell into you I was a bit stunned The cold water and dust knocked some of the excitement out of me The hypervigilance drained me of energy I spent my long WiFi-less, bookless evenings thumbing through … Continue reading

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24 ème jour des manifestations

Originally posted on Le Burundi Libre:
Les manifestations ont bel et bien eu lieu en bon nombre dans les localités de Musaga, Kanyosha, Ngagara, Cibitoke, Kinindo, Kibenga, Nyakabiga, Muyira, Matana, Ijenda, Mukike, Nyabiraba et Jabe. Dans certains endroits, des tirs…

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Le vécu des journalistes au Burundi: le récit d’Alexandre Niyungeko

Le texte suivant a été écrit par Alexandre Niyungeko, le président de l’Union burundaise des journalistes, le mari de mon excellente consoeur Francine, et un homme d’un courage exceptionnelle tout comme les membres du syndicat qu’il dirige. Je partage le … Continue reading

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Attempt to explain the Burundi conflict in four tweets

#Burundi: Popular protest against Nkurunziza prevented from spreading by media block, then hijacked by putschists. Putschists fail. (1/2) — Ruby Pratka (@mllemarguerite) May 16, 2015 #Burundi: Now pro-government forces back, associate all protesters with coup. Along with anyone who looks … Continue reading

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Burundi: comment on est arrivé là?

Le conflit actuel au Burundi, expliquée à une amie québécoise qui ne connaissait rien de l’histoire burundaise mais qui voulait sincèrement apprendre (faudrait qu’il y ait plus de gens comme ça!). La conversation a été un peu modifiée et annotée. … Continue reading

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This is an out of office notice.

This is an out of office notice. My mind is elsewhere. Over the past week, the situation in Burundi has gotten far worse. On Tuesday, there was a military coup attempt. A former high-ranking general named Godefroid Niyombare took over … Continue reading

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If I was a man, would you have…

…addressed me as “Sweetums McGoolihan” when you couldn’t remember my name? …grabbed my ass to get my attention when I was blocking your view of the TV, and then made a lame joke to excuse yourself? …interrupted a conversation I … Continue reading

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