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Obligatory New Year post 2/2: Year in Review

*EDITED, Jan. 1, 11:00 p.m.* 2016 was a tough year. Ever since the deaths of Alan Rickman, David Bowie and Prince practically coincided with the Brussels airport bombings, the Zika crisis and the Fort McMurray wildfires, everything is 2016’s fault. … Continue reading

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Père Noël, Père Noël, achète-moi des bébelles…ou pas.

Père Noël, Père Noël, achète-moi des bébelles, J’en ai eu, j’en veux plus, traine-les dans la rue… Les variations de “traine-les dans la rue” sont nombreuses. Commençant avec “sacre-les dans ton cul…” Là, j’ai un autre: “On peut tous faire … Continue reading

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Loss, part 1 of 3

It’s barely November and I know what this year’s theme is going to be…loss. The losses of David Bowie and Gene Wilder and Prince, sure, I mourned with my friends, in much the same way I mourned Brexit with my British … Continue reading

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Remembering/Se souvenir de Jean Bigirimana

A painful-to-read but important bilingual appeal from my former colleagues at Iwacu for the return of the abducted journalist Jean Bigirimana:   http://www.iwacu-burundi.org/des-mots-pour-jean/ UPDATE: Reporters Without Borders has launched a bilingual petition calling for an independent official investigation into Jean … Continue reading

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Hommage à Jean Bigirimana

  Je n’ai jamais pensé avoir besoin de partager un texte comme ça. Pas au Burundi. On n’était pas en Russie, on n’était pas au Mexique, on n’était pas au Soudan. J’étais énergisée par l’audace de mes collègues. Les journalistes … Continue reading

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Bélinda Munyana, 1987-2016

The members of the extended Isanganiro family are now scattered throughout Africa, Europe and North America. But whatever time zone we woke up in on Tuesday, we woke up with a piece of our world missing.   Bélinda Munyana and her … Continue reading

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We have the keys!/On a les clés!

LE FRANÇAIS SUIVRA.   OK, OK, I know I have put off writing a piece on my Manitoba life…to be brutally honest I’ve written hardly anything about Manitoba…but this is more important. This is the BEST Isanganiro update I have … Continue reading

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