BURUNDI NATIONAL ANTHEM
August 22, 2020
|Beloved Burundi, gentle country,|
Take your place in the concert of nations,
Acceding to independence with honourable intentions.
Wounded and bruised, you have remained master of yourself.
When the hour came, you arose,
Lifting yourself proudly into the ranks of free peoples.
Receive, then, the congratulations of the nations
And the homage of your sons.
May your name ring out through the universe.
Beloved Burundi, sacred heritage from our forefathers,
Recognized as worthy of self-government,
With your courage you also have a sense of honour.
Sing the glory of liberty conquered again.
Beloved Burundi, worthy of our tenderest love,
We vow to your noble service our hands and hearts and lives.
May God, who gave you to us, keep you for us to venerate,
Under the shield of unity,
In peace, joy and prosperity.
SLAVE CODES: SLAVERY LEGISLATION IN THE SWEDISH AND DANISH EMPIRES
The African slaves were considered as treacherous and evil, not deserving to be considered human.
SLAVE CODES: SLAVERY LEGISLATION IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH EMPIRES
What emerged from the articles of the Barbadian Code was, in conclusion, a system of regulation of slavery designed to control the entire workforce, built on the conviction that primitives and barbarian Africans were naturally destined to be slaves because of their inferiority from a cultural and racial point of view.