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Interview with Léonce Ndikumana | The Burundian professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts

by Léonce Ndikumana, C.J. Polychroniou | Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts.


Léonce Ndikumana has served as Director of Operational Policies and Director of Research at the African Development Bank, Chief of Macroeconomic Analysis at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town. He is also an Honorary Professor of economics at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has contributed to various areas of research and policy analysis on African countries, including the issues of external debt and capital flight, financial markets and growth, macroeconomic policies for growth and employment, and the economics of conflict and civil wars in Africa.

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Does Black Lives Matter apply to African immigrants as well?

I came to the U.S. from Burundi after being tortured. But more restrictive immigration policies are making it harder for folks like me to seek asylum.

Come Nzibarega | USAToday

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Originally from Burundi, Léonce Ndikumana appointed Distinguished Professor at University of Massachusetts

By ADRIAN LAVISTA

Originally from Burundi, Léonce Ndikumana was appointed Distinguished Professors following approval by the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts (Umass Amherst) on Friday, Aug. 2 meeting.

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Burundi Refugees Bringing East African Cuisine To Detroit This Fall

By Megy Karydes

Events like Small Business Week help to remind us of the contributions of small business owners throughout the country, including those started by refugees. New American Economy research found that nationwide, refugees earned more than $77 billion in household income and paid almost $21 billion in taxes in 2015 alone. Refugees also have some of the highest entrepreneurship rates in the United States. Continue reading “Burundi Refugees Bringing East African Cuisine To Detroit This Fall”