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UK record-breakers urge runners to join them for nationwide peace torch relay

September 20th, 2016|

In a 30-second video featuring Kenyan running legend Wilson Kipsang – who smashed the Marathon World Record at Berlin in 2013 – record-breaking ultra runners Adam Holland and Rob Young urge people everywhere to join them for next month’s nationwide Run4Peace 2016 (http://www.run4peace.co.uk), a torch relay which will cover 1,000km in just ten days (ten 10km runs […]

Aegis regional director receives peace award in the Hague

September 7th, 2016|

The Aegis Trust’s Regional Director in East Africa, Freddy Mutanguha, was honoured in the Hague on Monday at the inauguration of the Peace, Justice and Security Foundation, which aims to stimulate and support more inclusive public and institutional dialogue on these issues.
At the gala, Mr Mutanguha was presented with the inaugural Peace, Justice and Security […]

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 […]