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Burundi 2003, 2006 & 2007

Burundi - the land that is shaped like a heart. It lies south of Rwanda, east of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lake Tanganyika and west of Tanzania. If you want to learn more, go to TFFs link library for Burundi.

In November-December 2003, I had the opportunity to visit Bujumbura, Burundi's capital. Board chairman Christian Hårleman and I did fact-finding and identified Burundian civil society groups with the aim of establishing the TFF Amahoro Coalition. "Amahoro" means peace. Burundi, one of the five poorest countries in the world, presently goes through a peace process after 10 years of genocide and war.

New series have been added in 2006 and 2007.

Burundi is not on the front pages, and few people around the world have any impressions of the country. My photos are merely snapshots, but I sincerely hope they convey some of the optimism and beauty of Burundi and its people that I experienced.

See the different galleries under this picture and read more about Burundi and about TFF's work in Burundi here.

© 2003 Jan Oberg


The capital Bujumbura

Flying into Bujumbura

Unity, Work and Progress

Street children rehabilitated

Along the Tanganyika Lake

The hills and houses around Bujumbura

A few flowers

...and crocodiles...

Kamenge Youth Center for Peace

Children in the hills  

Carrying flour

Kiosque de la Paix & Kamenge

Streets of Bujumbura # 1

Streets of Bujumbura # 2

Streets of Bujumbura # 3

Streets of Bujumbura # 4



The capital Bujumbura

President Pierre Nkurunziza

A young man's portrait

Woman sewing in the street

Guards outside a shop

Little girl in blue & and street traders

Street art # 1

Street art # 2

Street art # 3


Gitega, the second largest town
& its surroundings

The Bujumbura-Gitega road
Landscapes, people, the Plus
Jamais Monument and a bride

Gitega - the town and its people # 1

Gitega - the town and its people # 2

Surroundings of Gitega

Drummers and dancers

Gitega's National Museum

Family & portraits
in the countryside

The King's sanctuary outside Gitega


Ruyigi -
Maggy's "Maison Shalom"
& the town

Maison Shalom

Ruyigi town and people



A farmer and the landscape

Visiting a farm

Muramvia lady of 99 years # 1

Muramvia lady of 99 years # 2


Bussuro - a poor
suburb of Bujumbura

Glimpses & faces # 1



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