Imagine Burundi on 99.4 FM CCIB in Bujumbura, Burundi.

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    As our big announcement stated, Imagine Burundi ended its new broadcasts in July 2013. But keep checking back in our Archive - we will be posting new clips of our past episodes there.

    And don't forget to check out our colleague's new project, The Burundian Way, a weekly radio program at the same hour on the same channel - 3 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday on 99.4 FM CCIB.


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The Highlights

Posted by imagineburundi on August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014

It’s been soooo long since our last post!

You can still read about the show’s official sign-off below, but we also realize we are sitting on episodes that have not yet been archived on the site. So to any new fans or people just wondering what this project was about, we are posting some of our favorite episodes right here, for your convenience. Some have appeared before and some are new (definitely check out the Love Stories). Hope you’ll have a listen!

And do email us your thoughts or ideas to (please note the address change).

(Right click on the link above and select “Save As…” The files are in mp3 format.)


Stories and Interviews

1. Episode 19 “Coming Home”  (Bonus: Jeff’s interview on WBEZ about the show and a repost of the “Coming Home” story with Seth)

2. Episode 32 “Leaving Burundi – Ciza’s Story”

3. Episode 24 “Coffee in Burundi” Part One (look for the other parts in the Archive!)

4. Episode 21 “What is Burundi?” Part One

5. Episode 22 “What Is Burundi?” Part Two


Special Episodes

1. 2010 Holiday Special: Episode 5 “Gift-giving Stories 1-3″

2. 2010 Holiday Special: Episode 5 “Gift-giving Stories 4-6″

3. 2011 Holiday Special: Episode 50 “Love Stories” Part One Clip1

4. 2011 Holiday Special: Episode 50 “Love Stories” Part One Clip2

5. Love Stories Pt. 2: Episode 58 “Love Stories” Part Two



1. Kigali, Rwanda:

Episode 40 “Amina in Kigali – Part One” Clip1

Episode 40 “Amina in Kigali – Part One” Clip2

Episode 41 “Amina In Kigali – Part Two”

2. Nairobi, Kenya:

Episode 44 “Interview in Nairobi, Kenya, with Kidumu” Clip 1

Episode 44 “Interview in Nairobi, Kenya, with Kidumu” Clip 2

Episode 44 “Interview in Nairobi, Kenya, with Kidumu” Clip 3


Restaurant Reviews

1. Restaurant Review: Jardin Publique

2. Restaurant Review: Ice Cream!

3. Restaurant Review: Kaze Country Club

4. Restaurant Review: Tropicana

5. Restaurant Review: Habesha


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Storytelling Contest

Posted by imagineburundi on August 2, 2013

August 2, 2013

Before we get to the announcement, here are some photos from the last contest we hosted on May 25, 2013. Our contestants really showed off their storytelling skills in this round, delivering their stories with humor and , but, even more impressively, it was all original content. And we have our first ever female contest winner. A big congratulations to Floriane Niyungeko! Her story “Fighting for Your Respect” took first place and for that, Floriane won a radio, a grammar book and an Imagine Burundi t-shirt – all essential materials for English-learning. You can read Floriane’s story and other prize-winning entries from previous contests on our new The Contests page. We will also post photos from past contests along with other details there. Thank you to Floriane, all our contestants and the supportive audiences who cheered them on! Excellent job, team!


BJC presents the panel of judges, Amina, Astere and Jean-Baptiste, to the audience.


Cynthia, one of our biggest fans, tells her story. Actually, we might be bigger fans of hers – and the guy holding up the banner.


The winners celebrate. Floriane (right) won first prize and Balthazar took second.


The judges present Floriane with her grand prize for her story “Fighting for Your Respect.”


BJC and Amina give a prize to Thierry Sindihebura, a contestant from Cibitoke English Club.


BJC and Amina give a prize to Aimable Prince Mpawenayo, a student at ETS Kamenge.

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