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Results of Aegis Trust second call for research proposals announced

28 Sept 2015 – The Aegis Trust has announced the selection of twelve research proposals to receive funding as part of its Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE) Department, supported by the UK’s Department for International Development. A selection panel comprising academics from the UK and Rwanda chose from a competitive field of 120 research […]

October 9th, 2015|Research|0 Comments

Join British record-breakers on UK ‘Walk for Peace’ torch relay

Starting at the Great North Run on 13 September, record-breaking ultra runners Rob Young and Adam ‘Tango’ Holland are going to relay a ‘torch for humanity’ as part of the international Champions Walk for Peace through over 400 cities, towns and villages around the UK, covering 1900 miles and climbing 75,000 feet in just 25 days.

Holland […]

September 4th, 2015|Outreach|0 Comments

Aegis Trust national arts exhibition concludes in Kayonza

Hundreds of young people have come together in Kayonza in Rwanda’s Eastern Province for the closing of the Aegis Trust national arts exhibition. The students from secondary schools in the area joined community leaders to view an educative exhibition that included paintings, photographs, drawings and videos. The artwork was produced by young Rwandans with the […]

August 28th, 2015|Peace education, Students|0 Comments

Aegis announces second call for proposals by Rwandan researchers

The Aegis Trust is pleased to announce the second call for proposals by Rwandan researchers, as part of its programme on Research, Policy and Higher Education (RPHE), funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID).

Proposals are sought for innovative, challenging research papers (in English or French) on the following broad themes:

* Memory, identity and […]

August 10th, 2015|Peace education|0 Comments

Rwandan survivors commemorate Srebrenica genocide

Rwandan survivors yesterday gathered at the Kigali Genocide Memorial in the country’s capital, where some 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi lie buried, to commemorate a genocide which took place two decades ago on another continent – in Srebrenica, Bosnia, in July 1995. 
Coming together on the eve of the official commemoration in […]

July 11th, 2015|Memorial, Outreach|0 Comments

A dozen countries join inaugural Ubumuntu Arts Festival at Kigali Genocide Memorial

The first ever Ubumuntu Arts festival, a two-day event at the Amphitheatre of the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda, starts tomorrow – with participants drawn from Rwanda and another dozen countries around the World.

Inspired by and created for the sake of humanity, the festival slogan is, “I am because you are, you are […]

July 10th, 2015|Memorial|0 Comments

Haile Gebrselassie backs Kenya Champions Walk for Peace

Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie – who set 27 World records in his long career, and is widely considered one of the greatest distance runners in history – has thrown his support behind the Kenya Champions Walk for Peace.

It will see a group of top Kenyan athletes – including Wilson Kipsang, who broke Gebrselassie’s Marathon […]

July 6th, 2015|Outreach|0 Comments

Kenya’s champion athletes to walk 500 miles for peace

Kenya’s North Rift Valley is being torn apart by growing armed violence between different ethnic groups, often centred around cattle rustling. In the past 18 months alone, hundreds of people have been killed and thousands displaced. Now a group of star Kenyan athletes – some of the World’s biggest names in distance running – are […]

June 29th, 2015|Outreach|0 Comments

How South Sudanese peace-builders are finding inspiration in Rwanda

Since December 2013, South Sudan’s civil war has left 50,000 people dead and driven 1.5 million from their homes – so far with little sign of an end in sight. There are, however, some glimmers of hope for the future; elements among South Sudanese civil society who believe important foundations for long term peace can […]

Former UN Sudan chief urges South African arrest of Bashir

With Sudanese President Omar Bashir prevented from leaving South Africa pending a judicial decision on his possible arrest and handover to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face genocide charges, former UN Sudan chief Dr Mukesh Kapila – who blew the whistle on the Darfur crisis in 2004 – says it’s time for justice to […]

June 15th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments