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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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NGO with Quebec roots helps Bujumbura flood victims

Bravo Ministries, the Burundian NGO behind the Musaga ex-prostitutes project link in French has put together a great project to support 60 families who were victims of last month’s floods in Bujumbura. They also now have a well-done WordPress so … Continue reading

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The Failure of the European-Style State and “Development” in Africa

Originally posted on Advokat Dyavola:
“We had escaped a place where evil stared right at you from the sockets of a child’s skull on a battlefield, only to arrive in London, where office workers led lives of such tedium and…

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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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OK kids, let’s learn radio scriptwriting!

Last week, my work week got off to an unusual start. I arrived in the big blue bus at eight o’clock, yes, but that was where the similarities with other weeks ended. I was surprised to see another expat– a … Continue reading

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