Burundi - Level 3: Reconsider Travel
Reconsider travel to Burundi due to crime, health, and political violence.
One of the poorest countries in the world, Burundi is a small francophone, densely populated central African nation bordering Lake Tanganyika, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After more than 12 years of civil and ethnic strife, an electoral process deemed free and fair resulted in the installation of a democratic government in 2005. Years of fighting have devastated a historically fragile economy that depends largely on subsistence agriculture. Poor public health and education, weather disasters such as drought and floods, crop diseases, soaring food and fuel prices, and lack of infrastructure exacerbate the effects of conflict and delay recovery.
Limited facilities for tourism are slowly becoming available around Bujumbura. Outside the capital particularly towards the southern town of Rumonge tourist facilities are developing along the lakeshore. However, road and safety guidelines should be considered when traveling outside of Bujumbura.
How teaching English classes has taught me to live with dignity, tenacity and courage
I don't know the back stories of many of the adult English-learners from around the world who regularly attend my class. But every interaction increases my understanding of and respect for each of ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:30:00 GMT
Two years ago, he didn?t speak English. Now he?s got a full ride to college.
Growing up in Burundi, Guy spoke French as well as his ... To make it easier for Guy, the teacher would type and translate what she was saying. ?All my teachers were very supportive and understa ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2022 06:03:00 GMT
Use your pulpits to discourage xenophobia, pastors urged
The government must play an active role in teaching citizens about coexisting with foreign communities in SA to combat xenophobia.
Publ.Date : Sat, 25 Jun 2022 23:50:00 GMT
China-aided project helps rural households in Burundi have access to digital television services
China-aided digital satellite television project beneficiaries and technicians trained in the maintenance of the infrastructure in Burundi have highly welcomed the project, saying it allows less ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jun 2022 08:16:00 GMT
Kawu using fintech to manage student pocket money
The word kawu must be familiar to whoever attended boarding schools in Uganda. Kawu is that period in a boarding school when a student?s pocket money and grab ? read packed eats and drinks ? are over ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jun 2022 07:03:00 GMT
Genocide Prevention Education a Shared Pursuit at Summer Institute
The fourth edition of the Keene State Summer Institute on Genocide Studies and Prevention featured 20 participants from higher education, in the United States and abroad, with diverse expertise and ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 13 Jun 2022 17:00:00 GMT
Even before the pandemic, pupils were falling behind ? how can we achieve a fundamental catch-up?
We urgently need a framework to support pupils who have been chronically falling behind ? even before the pandemic. There are international examples of how to implement this in Burundi, Liberia and ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:31:48 GMT
What?s so great about online teaching?
Had I been asked what I thought about online teaching two years ago, I would probably have given you quite an earful of the many known shortcomings of virtual teaching modalities, including the ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 26 May 2022 09:59:00 GMT
\'Like a family\': exercise clubs build unity in Burundi
It's a Tuesday in Burundi's biggest city, and like every week just before sundown, crowds young and old huff and puff in lockstep as a coach shouts encouragement and blasts his whistle. "Tired?!" he ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 May 2022 14:24:00 GMT
Rwanda: Two Killed in Suspected FLN Attack in Nyungwe
Two people were killed on Saturday, June 18 in an armed attack suspected to have been carried out by the National Liberation Front (FLN) terror outfit in Kitabi sector, Nyamagabe district.
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Jun 2022 22:54:00 GMT
South Africa: Groundview - How Could a Teacher Guilty of Sexual Assault Go On Teaching for Five Years?
Ayanda Ntuthu, the teacher found guilty of the sexual assault of a learner at Thandokhulu High School in Cape Town, will finally be sentenced in June. This is more than five years after the ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 May 2022 07:19:00 GMT