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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 (...)
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Hit Radio hits the airwaves in Burundi

11-13-2014 Next month, Burundians will have a new radio station to listen to. According to theDirector of Hit Radio, the station will provide various educational programs as well as music.-By Yves Didier Irakoze “Burundian songs will be exported to other countries where Hit Radio broadcasts. That is the most valuable (...)
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National Security: a confusing speech by the Minister of Home Affairs

11-07-2014 In a meeting with religious leaders and the governors of the provinces, Edouard Nduwimana, the Minister of Home Affairs indicated that security is observed throughout the country. “The only crimes we hear of concern social conflicts especially land-based and witchcraft cases.”-By J.Berchmans Siboniyo Nevertheless, Mr. Nduwimana stated in the (...)
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Rwanda- BBC broadcasts suspended over genocide film

11-03-2014 Rwanda has suspended BBC radio broadcasts in Kinyarwanda with immediate effect because of the release of the controversial documentary ‘The Untold Story’. The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency says it has received complaints of incitement, hatred, revisionism and genocide denial. On Wednesday, Rwandan MPs approved a resolution calling on the (...)
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‘Oktoberfest’ in Bujumbura

10-22-2014 On Friday 10 October 2014 Burundian brewer Brarudi organized the Amstel Beer Fest. Kibido, Kitoko and other Burundian stars performed.-By J.Berchmans Siboniyo The German Oktoberfest is taking over the world. The festival originates in München, Germany. It is the largest beer festival in the world and lasts about two (...)