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Olympic medallist leads international cycling challenge for Aegis

The Aegis Citycard Cycles 100km challenge drew to a close in style this week as riders took to the road in the Central African Republic and in the UK with double Olympic medallist Bryan Steel. Raising funds for Aegis, the ride featured a team of more than a dozen participants from Nottingham City Council – [...]

2015-10-02T07:21:05+01:00October 1st, 2014|Outreach|0 Comments

Raleigh puts up prize for Aegis 100km September cycling challenge

Aegis is delighted that Raleigh, the famed British cycling brand which has been creating bikes in Nottingham for well over a century, has joined Nottingham City Council and others to sponsor a 100km cycling challenge for Aegis this month by providing the top prize for the draw which participants can enter by raising sponsorship. The £1,250 Raleigh Revenio [...]

2015-10-02T07:21:18+01:00September 22nd, 2014|Outreach|0 Comments

Supporting peace in the Central African Republic

At the invitation of faith leaders in the Central African Republic who took part in the August peace conference in Kigali, the Aegis Trust has just visited CAR to meet with community leaders and Government ministers – including interim President Catherine Samba Panza – to explore ways in which lessons from Rwanda could be applied [...]

2015-10-02T07:21:32+01:00September 15th, 2014|Outreach, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

Nottingham City Council launches 100km challenge with Olympic cyclist for Aegis Trust

Nottingham City Council is teaming up this September with Olympic cycling medallist Bryan Steel and the Aegis Trust - which is based in Notts - to sponsor a cycling challenge that will raise vital funds for Aegis’ peacebuilding education and genocide prevention work internationally. To complete the Aegis Citycard Cycles 100km Challenge, members of the [...]

2015-10-02T07:21:50+01:00August 21st, 2014|Outreach|0 Comments

CAR Faith leaders at Kigali conference praise Rwandan example and warn of dangers for their own country today

A two-day “Global Peace Builders Conference” organised by Faith-based organisations, the Aegis Trust, Rwanda Youth Action Network and Rwanda Civil Society Platform brought together religious leaders from the Central African Republic and youth leaders from South Sudan, as well as Rwandan peace builders, in Kigali over the 7th and 8th of August. The delegation from [...]

Norway’s PM calls for more international action to prevent mass atrocities

LawsonThe Prime Minister of Norway visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial on 3 July whilst in Rwanda as part of a regional visit to South Africa and Malawi to promote education and equal access to education for boys and girls. Together with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Prime Minister Solberg co-chairs the United Nations Millennium [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00July 4th, 2014|Memorial, Policy & Advocacy|0 Comments

UK and Canadian MPs to collaborate on genocide prevention

Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the British All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (APPG) and Senator Roméo A. Dallaire, Chair of the Canadian All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity (GPG) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding formalising the bi-lateral relationship between the [...]

UK International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone visits Ntarama Genocide Memorial Site

Lynne Featherstone yesterday laid a wreath at the Ntarama Memorial Site to commemorate the genocide as part of a three day visit to Rwanda. While at Ntarama, which is in Rwanda’s Eastern Province, she met with representatives from the Aegis Trust who provided a tour of the site and gave her an account of what [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00June 3rd, 2014|Memorial|0 Comments

Live drama ‘Unexplored Interior’ links New York & Kigali online

As part of events to mark the 20th commemoration of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 'Unexplored Interior' - a new play by actor and writer Jay O. Sanders, in the making since he first visited Rwanda during the 10th commemoration in 2004 - will receive a live concert reading midday EST today at [...]

2015-10-02T07:23:08+01:00May 11th, 2014|Memorial|0 Comments

Rwanda Peace Education Programme launched in Rwamagana

Rwanda Peace Education Programme (RPEP) partners, local authorities and communities gathered yesterday, April 23rd to launch the peace building programme in Rwamagana, Eastern Province at Avega Centre d’Accueil. Local leaders, including the Eastern Province Governor, Hon. Odette Uwamariya’s delegate, the Rwamagana District Mayor, Mr. Nehemie Uwimana gathered with other local authorities including the District Education Officer, [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00April 24th, 2014|Peace education|0 Comments