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What happens to the women and children?

I have been watching the unfolding of tension in central Africa since before my visit in 2008.  Reports of rebels attacking villages.  Allegations of government corruption. Growing tensions between neighboring countries. This morning I found this article in my inbox: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/03/us-burundi-rebellion-idUSBRE8820HP20120903 A group has officially declared war on Burundi. You may be accustomed to thinking about [...]

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Life in Bujumbura

We are getting ready to leave Bujumbura, but wanted to say a few words about our experience here. This is the first time I have actually tried to live in an area of such poverty, and the reality was eye opening. The selection at the market was slim, and even slimmer because we were trying [...]

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Instead of a Safari

Since the Safari was not going to happen, we went with plan B – return to Bujumbura so Tammy could be that much closer to getting on a plane home. We packed our bags and headed to the bus station for the 4 hour dive. Flory promised it was shorter than the drive to Kigali. [...]

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