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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 [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00August 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, [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00August 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 [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00July 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 because [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00July 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 [...]

2015-10-02T07:09:46+01:00July 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 [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00June 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 [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00June 15th, 2015|Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Aegis launches new state of the art online archive

The Aegis Trust has launched a new and expanded online Genocide Archive of Rwanda with over 8,000 historical photos, videos, documents, audio files and artefacts. The website is the best way for Rwandans and the international community to learn about the causes, implementation and consequences of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The Genocide Archive [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00June 11th, 2015|Documentation|0 Comments

New site for Genocide Archive of Rwanda launched on International Archives Day

The Aegis Trust and its partners have today launched a new online platform for the Genocide Archive of Rwanda at, coinciding with International Archives Day. The new site, which retains the URL previously used by the Archive, give access to previously unseen information about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. New features include an advanced [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00June 9th, 2015|Documentation|0 Comments