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BURUNDI: Celebration of peace and ethnic diversity on 'Unity Day'

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People in Bujumburu, Burundi's capital marked "Unity Day"

on Thursday (February 5).

It's been 18 years since Burundi voted in a referendum to abolish ethnic hated and the creation of a new constitution.

About 88 percent of the pe...

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BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI (FEBRUARY 5, 2009) (REUTERS)
VARIOUS OF NATIONAL UNITY MONUMENT AND FLAG OF BURUNDI
UNITY FLAG
SIGN READING 5-2-1991 ON THE UNITY MONUMENT

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI (FILE - DECEMBER 4,...

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI (FEBRUARY 5, 2009) (REUTERS)
VARIOUS OF NATIONAL UNITY MONUMENT AND FLAG OF BURUNDI
UNITY FLAG
SIGN READING 5-2-1991 ON THE UNITY MONUMENT

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI (FILE - DECEMBER 4, 2008) ( REUTERS)
VARIOUS OF PIERRE NKURUNZIZA, BURUNDI'S PRESIDENT AND AGATHON RWASA, LEADER OF FNL (FORCES FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION) SIGNING A PEACE DEAL
NKURUNZIZA AND RWASA SHAKING HANDS

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI (FEBRUARY 5, 2009) (REUTERS)
RWASA AND OTHER FNL LEADERS STANDING LISTENING TO THE BURUNDIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM
RWASA
PIERRE BUYOYA, FORMER BURUNDI PRESIDENT SINGING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
GOVERNMENT LEADERS OBSERVING UNITY DAY CELEBRATIONS
YVES SAHINGUVU, BURUNDI'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
AUDIENCE MEMBERS WATCHING UNITY DAY CELEBRATIONS
FLAG OF BURUNDI
DRUMMER PERFORMING
VARIOUS OF DRUMMERS PERFORMING / AUDIENCE MEMBERS

(SOUNDBITE) (Kirundi) SANDRINE IRANKUNDA, VENDOR, SAYING:
"I can see that things have changed compared to the last few years, because there were divisions between Burundians. But now, there is more unity."
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(SOUNDBITE) (Kirundi) RICHARD MANIRAKIZA, DRIVER, SAYING:
"The more time passes, the more we can see that our leaders have been lying to us. They use us for their own gain, but our eyes are now wide open. So the more the people are aware of what's going on, the more they won't be able to lie to us and use us for their own gain."

(SOUNDBITE) (Kirundi) ABIBA NDUWIMANA, BUSINESS WOMAN, SAYING:
"Ethnic hate between people has reduced, that's the only thing I can say that has changed, but otherwise, we still have the same problems."
STREET SCENES

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