Lettre D’amour au Burundi

By Iris Ntore Burundi bwacu*, Burundi buhire, Le pays qui m’a vu naître et grandir. La patrie que j’aime. Sur ton sol, j’ai fait mes premiers pas et j’ai aimé pour la première fois. Tu as accueilli mes premiers pleurs et rires. Tu m’as bercé par ta musique. Un jour, je suis partie. Et depuis, […]

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Powerful African Goddess: Ketty Nivyabandi

Ketty Nivyabandi is a Burundian citizen, poet, writer and most recently has been described as an activist when, in protest to President Nkurunziza’s third term, she decided to organize peaceful women’s demonstrations.  ElleAfrique had the pleasure of interviewing Ketty.  We discussed growing up in Burundi, the transformative power of poetry as well as womanhood and women’s empowerment. […]

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A First: African Woman Elected to FIFA Executive

Today FIFA, football’s governing body elected a woman to become the first executive board member of this male dominated organisation. Burundi’s Lydia Nsekera is that woman. This 45 year old was appointed to the executive committee a year ago on an interim basis as part of FIFA’s reform program. Delegates approved a new rule that […]

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