Category Archives: Burundi

Friday Funnies: The Holidays!

Since I will most likely be teaching at Hope-Burundi University this coming year, a few academic funnies about the holidays seem in order:

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Friday Funnies: Cats! (And other unmentionables)

Jasper. h/t Jerry catmeme.net-5 17th (?) Century dust cover of a book for young ladies searching for husbands. res obscura… Another fishy story

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Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the Nearby Village of Kajaga-Kinyinya

Since I most likely will be unable to post a new Christmas Blog this year, what follows is last year’s Christmas Blog, Updated. Reposted 17 Dec. 2013> Related articles and recent events: African Beef Stew with sweet potatoes and mangos, … Continue reading

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Antibiotics, Bed Rest and Friends – Standard for Recovery in Central Africa

In early August I was found collapsed on the floor of my office at the Hotel Club du Lac.  So far, I’ve been given three versions of ‘what happened’ – and then there is a fourth version (mine).Taken to the … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: Cats and Monkeys

Well, the monkey in the above video certainly didn’t consider this episode ‘funny’. Have a lovely and restful weekend! Sunset on Lake Tanganyika

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Soil biodiversity and ecosystem function

It has long been recognised that organisms living in the soil are important for making nitrogen available to plants and for storing carbon in the soil but a new paper in PNAS by de Vries et al… Source:  canwefeedtheworld.wordpress.com diana … Continue reading

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Wild Rice, Salt, and Navigation on Lake Tanganyika: 19th Century and Now

The first settlers and explorers in Burundi were from Germany.  Their initial port on Lake Tanganyika was established at Kajaga – which is close to where we live and where the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika is now located on the northern shores … Continue reading

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