Category Archives: Social Life

The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! I of III (The Poor)

Originally posted on DIANABUJA'S BLOG: Africa, The Middle East, Agriculture, History and Culture:
Image via Wikipedia Recipe at the end of this blot > sautéed Ndagala (whitebait) in tomato sauce. July and August are the months of engagements and…

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Singing About Burundi

Burundians love their country, and here is Steve Sogo’s song, ‘My Beautiful Country, Burundi,’ which celebrates this fact. The song has been a run-away hit, very much beloved throughout the country. Scenes in the video are of traditional Burundi styles and musical … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies – On Friday!!

Have a wonderful weekend – we are, here by the Lake!!

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Wargames – South Africans and Others

In 1998 and for several years thereafter, during the fighting here, the South African military came in as the first wave of African Union (AU) troops whose mission was to work with the Burundi military in peace-keeping activities.  The AU was … Continue reading

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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! III of III (Urban Elite Marriages)

Revised 13 August 2014 Weddings for the wealthy (or aspiring wealthy) here in Burundi can be extremely elaborate.  If at all possible, the family will rent space at a hotel where entertainment, drinks and food will be provided for upwards of 400 … Continue reading

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The Dry Season in Burundi – Time to Celebrate! I of III (The Poor)

Recipe at the end of this blot > sautéed Ndagala (whitebait) in tomato sauce. July and August are the months of engagements and marriages in Burundi and these are almost always accompanied by feasts that are as lavish as the … Continue reading

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The Social Life of Beans in Burundi – Part 1

Dry beans are the most important food in Burundi.  Being Burundian is associated with beans – their growing, processing, sales and eating.  Consumption of beans  cuts across all socioeconomic and ethnic lines in the country; they are a truly unifying, … Continue reading

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