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#EverydaySexism à la sauce burundaise

“I feel like meat here.” – Canadian female friend, anti-sexual assault campaigner, intern at local NGO I love this country, but a paradise for working women, it isn’t. Those who know me, know that gender discrimination is something I easily … Continue reading

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On The Road

I was about to write a reflective post about life on the road, moving again, the weird jello-y twinge in the centre of myself every time I talk to someone, in this time before departure when the days seem to … Continue reading

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Rwanda Reflections: You can’t buy pride

Say what you want about Rwandan president Paul Kagame . He’s certainly no saint, a Machiavellian military man to the end; politics and information are under the almost-complete control of his people. But he’s given Rwandans one thing at least, … Continue reading

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Muzungu moment

From a fellow Carleton journalism grad currently doing a Rwanda Initiative internship in Kigali. A nice prelude to an upcoming entry…. Muzungu moment. via Muzungu moment.

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The Belgian Congo

So here I am in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, first step on a trajectory that will hopefully bring me into contact with some wonderful people and set me up to go back to Africa again. It already has, to some extent– more … Continue reading

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Kigali: suite et fin

Kigali: suite et fin I took this trip almost exactly two months ago (Sept. 24), and wrote most of this post on the flight to Paris (Oct. 2). It’s been sitting in my notebook since then…enjoy! After the usual CouchSurfing … Continue reading

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Kigali Impressions II

Rwanda since the genocide has been one of the economic miracles of Africa, and the museum itself is a great example of this– a big, clean, modern museum with audioguides and descriptions on the walls in Kinyarwanda as well as … Continue reading

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