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“À la rescousse des naufragés”

À la demande de plusieurs (et pour primer mon cerveau avant d’entreprendre un autre projet d’écriture en français…) je mets ici des liens vers l’intégral de la série que la correspondante québécoise Agnès Gruda a écrite à bord de l’Aquarius. … Continue reading

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Envie de partager ce texte

Originally posted on Kalimera:
Michele Farina, journaliste au Corriere della Sera, a imaginé ce dialogue entre quatre jeunes morts en cherchant à atteindre l’Italie. Abraham, 23 ans, est mort en octobre 2013. Amin, 14 ans, en septembre 2014. Raghad, 11…

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Nicholas Winton 1909-2015

It’s a celebratory time of the year here in Quebec City, especially in my world. June 24 was Quebec’s Fête Nationale, today (July 1) is Canada Day and also Rwandan and Burundian independence day (I’ll get to that), Friday is City … Continue reading

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Les aventures fabuleuses de Kira Burundi

Mes lecteurs fidèles, particulièrement les barundi et amoureux du Burundi (qui forment probablement la majorité de mes lecteurs, mais qui sait?) reconnaitront mon affection pour le petit ONG KIRA Burundi qui, à coups de ventes de garage,financements de foule et … Continue reading

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The one phrase you should not use after you return from Africa

“They are poor but everyone seemed so happy”. I am sure you have heard this statement one too many times.The tourists, study abroad students or visitors to the African continent often come back with great news. “The kids were all…

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Another story from Haiti (via St-Anselme)

A piece I reported back in the winter that recently ran in the Québec Chronicle-Telegraph >/a>. Louise Brissette’s phone never stops ringing. Her spacious farmhouse echoes with children’s shouts. As the adoptive mother of over 30 special-needs children, she’s used … Continue reading

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Be cool, stay in school (or at least, help others stay in school)

Over the past couple of years, I’ve blogged a lot in this space over the problems surrounding primary and secondary education in Burundi. Education is only free and compulsory until Grade 6, and even before that, students and their families … Continue reading

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