Culture
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Kidumu: « I am here for peace, nothing else!”

09-09-2016 Kidumu’s arrival in Bujumbura the capital created controversy as he had come to entertain Burundians in the third Kenya Trade, Investment and Cultural exhibition. For some people, he was taken as a government supporter while for some others, he is simply a musician. An interview with Kidumu for more (...)
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Burundi hotel sector below EAC standards

09-02-2016 The Burundi National Tourism Office (ONT), issued certificates to 11 assessors who received training in hotel classification from December 2012 to February 2013. According to Leonidas Habonimana, the ONT Managing Director, the hotels classification is an extremely important step in improving the tourism sector. “Tourists need to know the (...)
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Our dear Jean,

08-25-2016 You will notice that we are here together, between work colleagues. We chose not to bring in your family or your relatives, because we thought these words may sound like a funeral oration. We went to see your family, your children are doing OK. Don Douglas was not there, (...)
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Ange Bernice Ingabire, Miss Burundi 2016

08-16-2016 Out of 11 contenders who participated in Miss Burundi 2016 contest on 14 August, Ange Bernice Ingabire, 21, won the competition after three years it was suspended. While others put forth projects to promote women and youth, Ange focused on a project to support kids born with deformities. The (...)
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Hunt for Burundian journalists

08-03-2016 After Boaz Ntaconayigize, a journalist at Radio Bonesha FM exiled in Uganda was assaulted by four men armed with knives near his residence; the Chairman of Burundian Journalists Union (UBJ) expresses his deep concern about the escalation of violations of journalists’ rights up to their places of refuge. In (...)
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Iwacu goes further!

07-19-2016 This 19 July, Iwacu officially launches its website in English. Thus, we will go further to reach as many people as possible. Besides, it has been the wish of many of our readers, partners and friends of Burundi. That new service will therefore help our country in its opening-up, (...)
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The Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in Burundi

02-11-2015 Burundi is the 76th country in which the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre played Hamlet’s Shakespeare. The event was held on 9th February 2015 at the King’s Conference Centre.-By Diane Uwimana The audience was filled with approximately 250 people, mostly expatriates, “The English language is the major obstacle for Burundians who (...)
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Chance Nasibu competing for Prayze Factor Award

12-29-2014 Chance Nasibu competes in Globally Renowned US Based Prayze Factor Awards.-By Yves Didier Irakoze The Burundian gospel singer, Chance Bauni Nasibu is delighted to be competing against an international array of gospel singers in the Prayze Factor Award. The Prayze Factor Award, based in Atlanta USA, discovers, promotes and (...)
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Burundi drums are world heritage : commercial exploitation of drumming from now on prohibited

12-20-2014 On November 26th, Burundi’s royal drum dance was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is implementing several plans to protect and safeguard it.-By Diane Uwimana In pre-colonial time, playing the drums regulated the activities of Burundi’s royal family. “Drums were played to (...)
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Teaching professional Burundian musicians

12-03-2014 A group of professional musicians from the Dutch organization Music Mission came to Burundi this Saturday to provide local musicians with tips and tricks to help them professionalize.-By Yves Didier Irakoze The team from Music Mission consists of professional musicians, artists and producers with the mission of helping African (...)