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The 10-day good news challenge, day 2

Here you go! Ojibway boxer inspires students to keep fighting Sierra Leone schools, closed for 8 months due to Ebola crisis,  to reopen in March And a reader submission from Denis Leblanc at 76Crimes: LGBTI activists optimistic about new Sri … Continue reading

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The 10-day good news challenge

It doesn’t take a depressive episode these days to realize that the world is screwed up. If I was writing this post in French I would use the words bâclé, foiré, mêlé, magané, fucké, bousillé, à l’envers. Economic inequality at its highest … Continue reading

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Guts

The conventional wisdom goes that for any given thing you do or quality you possess, you will always find people who are better than you at it, and people who are worse than you at it. I like to think … Continue reading

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Parting thoughts from a Rwandan colleague

Read this on my Facebook this afternoon and thought it was beautiful…via Prudent Nsengiyumva, a friend from CMTS who is currently with the BBC in Rwanda: Do not think that well educated people are morally superior in any way to … Continue reading

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Flat Alex

Originally posted on Bravo Ministries, Burundi:
It was a blue sky and sequin-white cold February day at Quebec High School when I first met Alex, 2014 AD. Alex Bourlinguez with his teacher Geneviève and map of his travels in Quebec…

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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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KIRA- coming to a screen near you!

Please check out the video I made for Kira Burundi, and go fund their documentary project on Indiegogo however you can. (video is in French with English subtitles) UPDATE: Eish, forgot to post the link to the Indiegogo page. Please … Continue reading

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L’éducation n’a pas de limites

http://www.isanganiro.org/spip.php?article4898 (Veuillez cliquer le lien ci-haut pour lire mon reportage sur le défi de l’illetrisme au Burundi…et comment deux hommes le surmontent.)

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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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A Musaga, des prostituées sortent de la rue

Ce projet était un privilège de couvrir…Merci Radio Isanganiro, et Shirley Nadeau, ma rédactrice à Québec, pour m’avoir branché! Médiatrice, 24 ans, se penche au-dessus de sa machine à coudre. Son fils d’un an, arrimé à son dos avec une … Continue reading

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