The BW-Burundi partnership in the southern period

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The December issue of Südzeit takes you through the partnership between Baden-Württemberg and Burundi on twelve pages.

This issue shows the partnership from different perspectives:

  • In four mini-portraits and statements Participants from Baden-Württemberg and Burundi explain why the partnership is important. With contributions from Raïssa Mpundu, Horst Gorbauch, Verena Stamm and Thilo Kehrer.
  • To learn more about the Background to agroforestry To find out, read the article by Thomas Hoyer.
  • If you are interested in the funding line works! Burundi Aline Dusabe's short reports give you insights into three projects.
  • It follows a Interview, in which Philipp Keil, Aline Dusabe and Muna Hassaballah discuss the background of the BW-Burundi partnership.
  • State Secretary Rudi Hoogvliet highlights in his Statement the importance of partnership and provides an outlook on future collaboration.
  • The cultural framework is provided by Amani Papy, a well-known filmmaker from Burundi: In two film portraits he introduces you to the films “Hands and Feet” and “Dangerous Roads”. Both films are available on YouTube.
  • Father Dr. Déogratias Maruhukiro takes us into the past and describes it in his article Beginnings of German colonial history in Burundi.


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The partenariat BW-Burundi in the magazine Südzeit

On two pages, the December number of the southern period allows you to discover the part between Bade-Wurtemberg and Burundi.

Dans ce numéro, the partenariat is present sous different perspectives:

  • In four mini-portraits and explanations, the personnes actives in Bade-Wurtemberg and in Burundi expressly pourquoi the partenariat is important. With contributions from Raïssa Mpundu, Horst Gorbauch, Verena Stamm and Thilo Kehrer.
  • To find out more about the context of agroforestry, read the article by Thomas Hoyer.
  • You are interested in the promotion line works! Burundi, les rapports courts d’Aline Dusabe you donnent an aperçu de three projects.
  • An interview suit, from the source Philipp Keil, Aline Dusabe and Muna Hassaballah, spoke in the context of the BW-Burundi partenariat.
  • In the declaration, the secretary of the Office, Rudi Hoogvliet, considers the importance of the partenariat and gives access to the future collaboration.
  • The cadre culturel sera donné par Amani Papy, a cinéaste Burundais bien connu: dans deux portraits de films, the present les films “Hands and Feet” and “Dangerous Roads”. Les deux films are available on YouTube.
  • Pere Dr. Déogratias Maruhukiro nous prend le passé et décrit dans son article les débuts de l’histoire coloniale angelande au Burundi.

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Symposium: Burundi and its colonial past

Participants at the symposium in Freiburg / Participants au symposium de Fribourg (Photo: P.Dr. Déogratias Maruhukiro)

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On Saturday, October 29, 2022, the symposium on Burundi's colonial past took place at the University of Freiburg. The event, co-organized by the University of Freiburg in collaboration with RAPRED-Girubuntu, was enriched by the presence of the Ambassador of Burundi to Germany, H.E. Appolonie Nibona.

The aim of the symposium was to shed light on aspects that have already been scientifically discussed and to develop recommendations for the next steps. From education to political challenges and conflicts and reconciliation work to reading personal notes from resident Pierre Rykmans, the contributions were very diverse. In addition, this symposium represented a good opportunity for various researchers to meet, get to know each other, network and consider collaboration, even if it was found that the interest of researchers from the former colonial powers was far below that of their African colleagues* lies inside. But Burundians both in the diaspora and in Burundi, as well as other people interested in this work of remembrance, were also able to find a framework for dialogue and exchange about these sensitive topics. One point that deserves special mention is the photo of the invitation to the symposium. In this photo you can see the Mwami Mwambutsa Bangiricenge and his guardians, including Karabona directly behind the Mwami, the Belgian resident Pierre Rykmans. The picture was taken in front of a Catholic community, possibly that of Mugera. During the symposium, journalist François Rykmans read out some personal notes of his grandfather Pierre Rykmans in the presence of Mwami Mwambutsa's granddaughters.

One of the notable recommendations was the reform of the Burundian education system. The education system inherited from the colonial era has been reviewed and revised, but still depends to a certain extent on the former colonial power. Therefore, ways to change this situation were discussed, particularly returning to the fundamental Burundian value of Ubuntu in the education sector.

Le Burundi and son passé colonial: Mémoire, Enjeux et Solde en débat

Samedi October 29, 2022, the University of Freiburg held a symposium on the colonial past of Burundi. The event was co-organized by the University of Freiburg and cooperated with RAPRED-Girubuntu and was presented by the Ambassador of Burundi in Allemagne, Mme Appolonie Nibona venue de Berlin.

Le but du symposium était de revenir sur les aspects que la recherche scientifique a déjà abordé ainsi que de dessiner des recommandations sur les prochaines approaches. De l'education aux défis et conflicts politiques et le travail de réconciliation, en passant par la lecture de notes personalles du résident Pierre Rykmans, les apports étaient très riches. Sur le plan de la recherche et du réseautage universitaire, this rencontre était a good occasion for different chercheurs sur le subject de se rencontre, faire connaissance et envisager de collaborer bien que la remarque a était faite que l'intérêt des chercheurs des anciennes puissances coloniales It's a little inferior to the African-American teachers. Mais aussi les Burundais de la diaspora, ceux du Burundi ainsi que d’autres personnes intéressées par ce travail de mémoire, réconciliation ont pu avoir un cadre de dialogue et d’échange sur ces sujets sensitives. A point is a fair marker, this is the photo d’invitation au symposium. On this photo, on y voit le Mwami Mwambutsa Bangiricenge and his tutors dont Karabona juste derrière le Mwami, le résident Rykmans, c'était devant une paroisse catholique, peut-être celle de Mugera. Lors du symposium, the journaliste François Rykmans and certain personal notes from the grand father Pierre Rykmans, in the presence of the little girls of Mwami Mwambutsa.

The recommendations that are mentioned are the reform of the Burundian educational system. Ce dernier herité de l'époque colonial a été revu, revisité mais dépend encore dans a certaine measure de l'ancienne puissance coloniale et des slopes de changement de this situation ont été abordés notamment celle du retour à la valeur fondamentale burundaise d'Ubuntu dans le domaine éducatif.

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Burundi in focus of the TAVMA 2022 film autumn

The Burundian filmmaker Amani Papy in conversation with Willy Rollé, managing director of TAVMA, at the Q&A with Hamza Niyondiko, participant, after the broadcast of “petit pays” by Gaël Faye / e cinéaste burundais Amani Papy in discussion with Willy Rollé, director of TAVMA, lors d'un Q&A with Hamza Niyondiko, participant, after the diffusion of « petit pays » by Gaël Faye (Photo: SEZ)

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2 evenings, 4 films. At the end of October, a feature film and three short films by Burundian directors were shown on two evenings as part of TAVMA's Burundi Film Autumn. A joint discussion followed.

Shown were:

  • Little Country (by Éric Barbier)
  • Armelle, Portrait Ndashoboye (by Billy Arnaud Mbonyingingo)
  • 1972, mémoires blessées, part 2 (by Amani Papy Ndikumana and Patrick Hajayandi)
  • No tubipfe! (by Diane Kaneza)

Viewers on site at the Pearl Hotel in Bujumbura and in the Linden Museum in Stuttgart as well as online had the opportunity to watch the films and exchange ideas with the filmmakers. Willy Rollé from TAVMA and Amani Papy Ndikumana from the Burundi Film Center moderated the event.

In their contributions, the filmmakers discussed challenges that stand in their way as artists: in particular copyrights, screening rooms for their films, production financing and much more.

The films were about Burundi's painful past, the identity crises of Burundians, the country's image abroad and entrepreneurship. The film, like art in general, manages to tackle difficult topics with sensitivity, creating a different framework for dialogue that deals with antagonistic, traumatic and even conflictual aspects with a tact that is typical of art. These evenings of exchange have revealed solutions and created a new level of hope, particularly regarding the identity crises in Burundi.

Collaboration in the field of film is a focus that the SEZ has been pursuing for some time. One of the products of this collaboration is a short film by Amani Papy:


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Deux soirées, four films. In October, in the cadre de l'automne cinématographique Burundais de TAVMA, a long métrage and three courts métrages de réalisateurs Burundais ont été projetés lors deux soirées. Une discussion commune a suivi. The films presented are:

  • Petit pays (d'Éric Barbier)
  • Armelle, Portrait Ndashoboye (de Billy Arnaud Mbonyingingo)
  • 1972, Mémoires Blessées, 2rd Game (d’Amani Papy Ndikumana and Patrick Hajayandi)
  • No tubipfe! (de Diane Kaneza)

The public of Bujumbura at the Pearl Hôtel (via Zoom) and the Stuttgart at the Linden Museum also have fun and the opportunity to watch four films and also change the subject with the cinema. This event is in the cadre of the TAVMA automne festival in cooperation with the SEZ on two days. De Stuttgart, lieu de projection principale la moderation était assurée by Willy Rollé, de TAVMA and Amani Papy Ndikumana du Burundi Film Center. Les interventions des cinéastes abordaient leurs défis en tant qu’artistes notamment les droits d’auteur, les spaces de projection de leurs films, les financements pour la production entre other.

Les subjects de ces films portaient sur le passé douloureux du Burundi, les crises identitaires des Burundaises et Burundais, l'image du pays à l'extérieur, ainsi que sur l'entrepreneuriat. Les cinéastes Burundaises et Burundais ont pu avoir accès au public varié des deux régions de la coopération. The cinema tout comme les other facets of art has this capacity to permettre d'aborder les thèmes difficiles, avec délicatesse et crée an autre cadre de dialogue qui inclue les aspects antagonistes, traumatiques et même conflictuels avec un tact propre à l'art . The soirées de partage des solutions ont été esquissés et also a high level of espoir acquis surtout concernant les crises identitaires du Burundi.

Signals that the cooperation on the cinematic plan is an axe that the SEZ abordé depuis a certaine period. The product of this collaboration/coopération is a court report from Amani Papy that you can consult with ci-dessus.

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Launch of the city coffee of Ulm/Neu-Ulm

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Coffee brings people together. On November 16, 2022, coffee from Burundi brought Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria together: The city coffee of Ulm/Neu-Ulm is now the finest Arabica coffee from Burundi.

The launch of the city coffee was organized by the Ulmer Weltladen. Various guests were there and provided information about the partnership coffee: the mayor of Ulm Gunter Czisch, the mayor of Neu-Ulm Katrin Albsteiger, the SEZ, WeltPartner eg and Michael Joukov, MdL. The launch was followed by a coffee tasting in the Ulm Weltladen with music from the radio station free fm.

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Lancement of "Café du Burundi" comme café de la ville d'Ulm/Neu-Ulm

Le café rapproche les gens. On November 16, 2022, the café in Burundi returns to Bade-Wurtemberg and Bavaria: the café in the town of Ulm/Neu-Ulm is a wonderful Arabic café in Burundi.

The lancement of the café in the city is organized by the Weltladen d’Ulm. On this occasion, additional invitations are presented and information is sent to the café du partenariat: The owner of Ulm Gunter Czisch, the owner of Neu-Ulm Katrin Albsteiger, the SEZ, WeltPartner eg and Michael Joukov, MdL. Le lancement a été suivi d'une dégustation du café dans le Weltladen d'Ulm, sur fond de musique de la station de radio free fm.

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