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Burundi – President determined to get third term

President Pierre Nkurunziza’s eyes are firmly set on a third term despite opposition from political parties, civil society organisations, the powerful Catholic Church and despite the rejection last March by the National Assembly of changes to the constitution which would have allowed him to extend his stay in power. Also included in the constitutional reform…

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Burundi at crossroads

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  Despite the laying down of arms by Burundi’s last rebel group, the National Front for Liberation (FNL), in 2005 the country has been tinkering between peace and war since the disputed 2010 elections. Opposition leaders, who had fled the country, have returned home to prepare for the 2015 polls, whose outcome may return the…

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Burundi – Descent into hell

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  It might seem a sad coincidence. A few months after the publication of the historical novel “Descent to hell” by the Burundian writer Aloys Misago, a press communiqué issued by the chief of staff of the former Hutu rebel Forces Nationales de Libération (FNL) – who had laid their weapons down in 2009 –…

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Burundi – Moving on

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  Father Sergio Marchetto is a Xaverian Missionary from northern Italy. He has been working in Burundi since 1966. We asked Father Marchetto a few questions about the Church in his adoptive country. During your time in Burundi how did evangelization develop? Evangelization has had a great expansion. When I arrived in 1966 the Church…

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Burundi – Reconciliation

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  Symbols are important, especially for a nation that has suffered as much as Burundi. That is why the government accepted Rosa Paula Iribagiza’s request to find the remains of her younger brother, Charles Ndizeye, the last king of Burundi known under the name of Ntare V, and to give him a dignified grave, as…

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Advocacy

Language, the way for Advocacy too.

I arrived among the Nuer in November 2005. It was my first mission assignment. I had expectantly waited for that moment throughout many years of…

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Baobab

Spider's Web.

The animals were lonely. They stood in the forest talking to one another, wondering how they could each get a wife to keep them company and…

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Youth & Mission

Our Planet. What we can do.

Human society, of which we are all a part, is facing an environmental catastrophe unprecedented in history. The planet is in dire condition and ecosystems that…

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