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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 […]

Aegis signs memorandum of understanding with United Religions Initiative

March 21st, 2016|

Motivated by a shared commitment to promote a culture of peace and the prevention of religious strife and other forms of division which lead to conflict and genocide, on 11 March 2016 the Aegis Trust and United Religions Initiative-Africa concluded agreement to establish an African Peace School; to work together on the prevention of genocide […]

Professor Elim Lokapel, initiator of the Champions Walk for Peace, is laid to rest in Kenya at 48

March 17th, 2016|

Today Professor Elim Lokapel, formerly the Aegis Trust’s Representative in Kenya and the Principal of Mount Kenya University’s Kigali Campus, is being laid to rest in Turkana, Kenya. He died as the result of a progressive illness, aged just 48. A great believer in the importance of peacebuilding, his comments in the video above were […]

Yazidi survivor praised by David Cameron for her bravery issues call for international protection

February 19th, 2016|

At Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday 10 February, two days after Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad shared with British parliamentarians her experience of mass atrocities, torture, rape and sex slavery at the hands of Daesh / ISIS, David Cameron publicly acknowledged her bravery.

Responding to a question from Robert Jenrick MP – […]