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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Beauty Role Model: Princess Esther Kamatari

How many of us have dreamed we were models, published writers, or a princess? This dynamic woman is all three!!!

Princess Esther Kamatari (born 1951) is a writer, model, and exiled Burundian princess.
Esther Kamatari grew up in Burundi as a member of the royal family. Following independence in 1962, the king was overthrown in a military coup d'etat, and the monarchy abolished in 1966. Kamatari fled the country in 1964 after her father's assassination and settled in Paris, where she became a model. An attempt to re-establish the kingdom ended with the murder of King Ntare V in 1972.

Burundi's post-independence history has been dominated by tensions between the Hutu majority and the Tutsi minority. The civil war of the 1990s in Burundi and conflicts with neighbouring countries and the plight of thousands of child-victims of war led her to become involved with the Association of the People of Burundi in France. In Burundi she is known for her humanitarian work.

A peace brokered by South Africa has made elections possible in Burundi, and Esther Kamatari and her Abahuza party, which means "bringing people together," will run on the platform of restoration of the monarchy. Unfortunately, she did not win the election after the 2004 campaign.

See below:

August 19, 2005
Pierre Nkurunziza, leader of the former rebel group CNDD-FDD, has been elected unopposed as President of Burundi by the country's Senate and National Assembly. The CNDD-FDD had won landslide victories in communal and national elections earlier this year, the first since the 1993 assassination of President Melchior Ndadaye plunged Burundi into more than a decade of ethnically-charged civil war. Nkurunziza replaces Domitien Ndayizeye, who had served as head of a transitional government since 2003.

One key challenge will be to resolve ongoing tension between the country's Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups. More than 300,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since 1993. Burundi's Tutsi-dominated army is believed to have killed thousands of Hutu civilians during the ten-year civil war, while Nkurunziza's own group, CNDD-FDD, has been accused of deliberately killing Tutsis. The extremist group Palipehutu-FNL continues to stage attacks, with this week seeing the first anniversary of the Gatumba massacre, in which more than 150 Congolese Tutsi refugees were killed. Too Sad!

Because Madam Princess is so beautiful, I have added the following beauty interview below:
Which is your first epic beauty of the morning?
The shower. I do not like the baths. The idea to soak in its own dirtiness displeases to me.

Which are your products fetishes?
In this moment, it is oil of retinol in capsules which one applies to the skin after the shower. I also use of Topicrem because I have a fragile skin. For my face, products to clean it: a tonic, a cleansing milk, a sponge and for the hands, a cream of dream, Hanany. It is absolutely not greasy.

Which is the best council beauty than one gave you?
Not to want to be someone else. I have woolly hair, it remains wool. I am black, I remain black. I can change looks without changing identity. I am very proud to be black.

With which parts of your body give you the most importance?
All parts of my body. There are parts which people do not see but that I see. Consequently, I attach importance to all my body.

Which are your criteria of beauty at a man and a woman?
Hands, the glance, the mouth, pace. The hands it is really important! The glance too. The beauty, it is almost virtual. It is in the eyes at/out of which we look.


Anonymous said...

HRH Princess Esther Kamatari posed naked and so proved she is a dishonoured prostitute

Naturally Sophia said...

A woman has the right to pose however she wants. She is a Princess not a prostitute. Please look up the definition for prostitute and honor. There are some opportunities for learning the difference between princess ad prostitute according to what you typed.

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