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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Burundian Independence Day

Today we celebrated the 46th anniversary of Burundi’s independence from colonial rule under the Belgians. Pastor Eli made it extra special by arranging a meeting for us on Sunday with a fairly high ranking member of the government who scored us special tickets to see the parade and to a reception hosted by the [...]

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Monday, May 26th, 2008

Ceasefire Signed

The FNL rebels and the government today jointly announced that they had reached an agreement on a ceasefire.
This is obviously good news, but given that a ceasefire was also signed in 2006 and was never implemented, there is reason to be cautious in one’s optimism. As was the case earlier, the trouble lies in [...]

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Friday, May 9th, 2008

Burundi Bound

So tonight I fly out of London on Ethiopian Airlines first to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, then stop briefly in Kigali, Rwanda before arriving in Bujumbura, Burundi tomorrow at 1 p.m. Bujumbura, where I’ll be living, is the capital of Burundi and has about 800,000 residents.
Many people have asked if I am apprehensive about leaving for [...]

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