Tag Archives: Gatumba

Happy May Day – A Great Burundian Holiday

May Day is enthusiastically celebrated here in Burundi – a great parade of workers from different organizations, families visiting and strolling the beach, and lots of food and drink.   Boy-Boy – a huge Burmese cat who accompanied me when I came from Kenya – … Continue reading

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Work and Life During The War Years in Burundi. 2004

From time to time I will be posting emails that i wrote during the war years to  friends and colleagues in other countries regarding our goat project and security and life in general – especially 2002 – 2006. Events have … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-Central, Burundi, Cuisine, Dairy goats, East central Africa, Goat farmer, Goats, Lake Tanganyika, Livestock, Living here, War Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Post-War Peace Keeping IN Burundi

Keeping the Peace in Burundi – by Working for Peace in  Somalia [First posted Juin 2009,  Revised 13 November 2011] Peace negotiations in Burundi have brought together all rebel groups and are associated with the long and complex process known … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, After the War, Boy soldier, Burundi, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Keeping the peace, Living here, Peace negotiations, War Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Batwa Pots in Burundi: Traditional Clay Pot Cuisine, Pt. 2 of 2

[First posted in 2009, Updated 26 October 2011] Pt. 1 of this entry explained how Batwa pots are made, and noted that as metal and plastic enter the market, the pots are being increasingly marginalized – thus further undermining the … Continue reading

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Posted in Africa-General, Batwa, Burundi, Cuisine, Food, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika2, Humanitarian Assistance, Recipes, Third World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments