Tag Archives: Bujumbura

. . . And Then the Rains Came: Coping in Kajaga Village

Unusually heavy rains have caused havoc across much of east Africa, displacing thousands of people and damaging important infrastructure… In Burundi, flood-affected areas include the northwestern region of Bubanza, Bujumbura City and the plains of Imbo along the shores of … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-East, African rice, Climate Change, East central Africa, Humanitarian Assistance, Livestock, Mud brick houses, Rusizi River ^ Wetlands | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Special Times at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika – Come Visit!!

The Hotel now has special rates for rooms during the weekends – it is a great savings from the regular rates, and you will have access to all of the features of the hotel: Enter the hotel and check in: … Continue reading

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Posted in Burundi, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Lake Tanganyika, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

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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Posted in Africa-Central, Africa-General, Agriculture, Burundi, Colonialism, Crop harvests, Cuisine, East central Africa, Social Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Post-War Peace on the Shores of Lake Tanganyika: Riding High!

Civil war officially ended in Burundi in 2006.  For several years thereafter, there have been sporadic fights and attacks, but these, too, have dwindled to almost ‘zero’. What changes has a blanket of peace brought?  This blog concentrates on post-war activities on the … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, After the War, Development, East central Africa, Environment, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Imbo Plain, Lake Tanganyika, Living here, Rusizi River ^ Wetlands | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wargames and Christmas Celebrations during the War Years

Updated blog first posted in 2010. This is the second reblogging of past Christmas celebrations here in Burundi, the first being: An African Christmas, Burundi-Style Here is what happened in 2003, by way of wargames, Christmas celebrations, and related events.  Most … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening in Burundi

   Morning ‘rush-hour’ from village to the fields.  Water in the left hand, long-handle hoe in the right, baby on the back, and a snack and nappies balanced on the head. Related articles Sorghum Beer in Colonial Burundi and Now … Continue reading

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Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Children=The Future, Contract-Farming, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Organic Gardenig, Organic Vegetable gardens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Livestock Restocking in Burundi: More Complicated than ‘The Gift of a Goat’

Livestock – particularly goats – play a key role in smallholders’ agricultural activities in Burundi.  They are a ‘savings-bank on the hoof’, thus can be sold in case of emergency for cash.  Their manure and urine provide excellent inputs for … Continue reading

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Posted in After the War, Agriculture, Appropriate technology, Breeds of livestock, Burundi, Dairy goats, Development, Goat farmer, Livestock | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments