Tag Archives: burundian politics

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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Back to Earth/Isanganiro update

As soon as I get excited about something minor– and let’s face it, the holiday season is full of little tiny things to get excited about– new audiobooks, beautiful holiday light displays, picking out the perfect presents and perfect recipes…the … Continue reading

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IWACU ciblé

Mon ex-patron Antoine Kaburahe du Journal Iwacu, le plus récent journaliste d’enquête burundais a être interpellé, tiré devant la justice, malmené et rélâché comme un chat errant que des garçons de 11 ans sont tannés à jouer avec. La personne … Continue reading

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Burundi au bord du gouffre: cri de coeur de Marguerite Barankitse

Si vous suivez la situation au Burundi, s’il vous plait écouter cette vidéo, ou Marguerite Barankitse, fondatrice de l’orphélinat-école Maison Shalom, dénonce les tactiques du régime burundais. C’est d’un franc-parler et d’une intensité à glacer le sang. Moins de deux … Continue reading

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Burundi close to the edge

For those of you who have been following my personal Facebook (or who follow African current events in general) you know about the deterioration of the situation in Burundi. The UN has debated sending in a peacekeeping force, and that … Continue reading

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Read This Today #2

The following piece was written by Burundian human rights activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, head of the APRODH (Association pour la Protection des Droits de l’Homme). Mbonimpa– known affectionately as Mutama, “the elder”– was shot in the face two weeks after … Continue reading

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Un article sur le Burundi par des gens qui ont tout compris

Est-ce que vous voulez comprendre mieux ce qui se passe au Burundi, ce pays à propos duquel j’écris sans cesse? Alors lisez cet article, par deux analystes français qui ont vécu une grande partie de son histoire recent. http://www.liberation.fr/monde/2015/07/15/burundi-la-derive-totalitaire-d-un-president_1348467

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