Category Archives: War Games

Troops are Back from Somalia for a Break

  Burundi has committed a part of its military to participate in peace keeping operations in Somalia, for which new troops go through a series of training exercises in peace keeping that is organized by ex-military from the states, with … Continue reading

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War games: Rebels in 2002

I recently came across the following letter, which I had filed away when it was sent me, in 2002.  It was a time of rebel attacks and threats.  The following letter I received from the FNL, which was one of … Continue reading

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The War Years in Burundi – Background

For about 8 months there has been no shooting where we are near the Congo border.  After over 10 years of fighting, during which time I have been based here, the calm has settled comfortably on nearly everyone, to the … Continue reading

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