africa straight up

Arts & Culture / Spotlight

by Teresa Clarke × on November 19, 2013 at 05:06 pm
Africa is home to more than a billion people spread across 54 countries and speaking more than 3,000 languages. So why is Africa usually limited to a single narrative? “Africa Straight Up” is a more complete story about Africa and its di [...]

by admin × on September 26, 2013 at 11:53 am
Photo Credit : flickr Clinton Global Initiative – a forum launched by the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation to leverage big names, big money, and big ideas for social good – descends on New York this week. A key theme this year is wo [...]
Marguerite Barankitse Burundi

Social Enterprise & Philanthropy / Spotlight

by Yolaan Begbie × on June 19, 2013 at 10:50 am
For two decades, Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse has dedicated her life to the children of Burundi. It started with 25 war orphans – today more than 20,000 young lives have been changed for the better because of her efforts in protec [...]

by StewartM Patrick × on February 20, 2013 at 02:15 am
Landlocked between Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi is easily overshadowed by (and forgotten among) its politically larger neighbors. Burundi is rated as one of the world’s poorest nations, struggling to move fo [...]
rings diamond

Current Events / Food and Wine

by Editorial Staff × on February 01, 2013 at 04:00 pm
It’s the month of love! Forget roses. We’ve got 54 unique ways to show your love–one for each country within Africa. Start planning your African Valentine’s Day now! And if you want to learn how to say “I love you” in 54 A [...]


by Jocelyne Sambira × on October 30, 2012 at 07:04 pm
Offering free education, making it compulsory and supporting it politically has been the winning strategy behind Burundi’s successful bid to ensure that virtually all children get a primary school education. In this interview with Africa Renewal, U [...]

Arts & Culture

by Lucy Mele × on October 18, 2012 at 06:22 pm
Burundi is quickly becoming one of East Africa’s development success stories. In the 1990s, the ethnic violence between the Hutus and the Tutsis had devastating effects on Burundi’s population, leaving 200,000 dead, 140,000 internally displaced, [...]

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