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Rwandans Researching Rwanda: Social Science Perspectives on Post-Genocide Challenges

July 14th, 2016|

 

Conference hosted by Aegis Trust programme in Research, Policy and Higher Education

Umubano Novotel Hotel, Kacyiru, Kigali

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The conference will showcase the work of 10 Rwandan researchers who over the last 18 months have taken part in the Aegis Trust Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE) programme, funded by the UK Department for International […]

Breaking Point: fostering conditions for violence

June 23rd, 2016|

Aegis Chief Executive Dr James Smith reflects on the murder of Jo Cox MP and EU referendum campaign through the lens of the recent acts of massive violence.

Yesterday would have been Jo Cox’s 42nd birthday.  What should have been a family celebration was instead an occasion of national grief: a moment in which many again […]

Jesse Jackson at Kigali Genocide Memorial: “May God save us from evils”

June 16th, 2016|

On Monday 14 June, a group led by Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., the famous American civil rights activist, visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda to learn more about the history of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and to pay respects to the victims.
Established by the Aegis Trust in 2004 at the request of […]

Former UN Sudan chief urges arrest of Bashir if he visits Uganda

May 11th, 2016|

According to reporting in Sudan’s media, the country’s president – Omar Bashir – is to pay an official two-day visit to Uganda this week for talks with Yoweri Museveni on relations between the two countries, set to follow Museveni’s inauguration on Thursday for his fifth term of office.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued two […]

Record-breakers urge UK runners to sign up for Kenya Peace Torch Relay

April 26th, 2016|

Record-breaking distance runners Wilson Kipsang, Rob Young (Marathon Man UK) and Adam Holland have united to encourage runners across the UK to join Young and Holland for the 2016 Kenya Peace Torch Relay (21-30 October 2016: peacetorchrelay.com). They were pictured at Tower Bridge with the relay torch, which began its journey in Kenya’s North Rift Valley […]

Aegis Trust gains White Rose fashion outlet in Newark

April 22nd, 2016|

For the past five years, Nottingham’s two White Rose recycled fashion boutiques have been doing their bit to support the life-saving work of the Aegis Trust, bringing hand-picked recycled garments to fashionistas across the city. Now a new White Rose boutique is opening 20 miles north in Newark-on-Trent – already home to the Aegis Trust’s […]

How lessons from Rwanda are saving lives in South Sudan

April 19th, 2016|

Kwibuka22: Kigali Genocide Memorial hosts Rwanda’s national commemoration

April 7th, 2016|

The Kigali Genocide Memorial today hosted the 22nd Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. More than 500 guests included international leaders, dignitaries, survivors and their families and representatives of survivor organisations. The commemoration period is known as ‘Kwibuka’, the Kinyarwanda word for remembrance.

As part of the commemoration, the President of the […]

Karadžić verdict a victory for survivors of genocide at Srebrenica

March 25th, 2016|

The lengthy trial of Radovan Karadžić came to end yesterday, the verdict confirming that he is guilty on 10 of the 11 charges levelled against him.

Karadžić has been on trial at the ICTY for participating, between the years 1992 and 1995, in a “joint criminal enterprise” wherein Serb nationalists, with backing from Slobodan Milošević in […]

Kigali Genocide Memorial goes solar

March 21st, 2016|

Last week a solar system developed by Centennial Generating Co. became operational at the Kigali Genocide Memorial.
Established by the Aegis Trust in 2004 at the request of the Rwandan Government and Kigali City Council at the site where some 250,000 victims of the genocide against the Tutsi lie buried, the Kigali Genocide Memorial continues to […]