CNLG and the Aegis Trust strengthen Rwandan partnerships with UK National Holocaust Centre

Dr Jean Damascène Bizimana, Executive Secretary of Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) last week visited the UK National Holocaust Centre with Aegis colleagues Yves Kamuronsi (Country Director) and Felix Ndahinda (Director of Aegis’ Research, Policy & Higher Education Programme). The visit was part of a three-day symposium in London on Digital [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:27+00:00September 21st, 2017|Documentation, Research|0 Comments

Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda: Day Three 

The Aegis Trust and King's College London (KCL) conference on Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda concluded with the development of a roadmap to improve the quality of archiving in Rwanda as well as access to existing and future digital archives.  Professor Sheila Anderson and Dr. Mark Hughes from KCL had the unenviable task [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:28+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Documentation, Research|0 Comments

Digital Archives, Memory & Reconstruction in Rwanda: Day Two

The second day of the Aegis Trust and King’s College London (KCL) conference on Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda continued with discussions on four subtopics: Memory and Memorialisation, Education and Peace Building, Social Justice and Inclusivity, and Capacity Building and the Digital Economy. Professor Sheila Anderson, Head of the Digital Humanities Department at [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:28+00:00March 23rd, 2017|Documentation, Research|0 Comments

Digital Archives, Memory & Reconstruction in Rwanda: Day One

The Digital Archives, Memory and Reconstruction in Rwanda conference, organised by the Aegis Trust in collaboration with the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London (KCL) is underway at the Marriot Hotel in Kigali. The first day of the three-day conference included four expert panels and two fascinating keynote speeches. The conference has been [...]

2017-03-23T06:25:51+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Documentation, Research|0 Comments

Memory in the digital age: King’s College London and the Aegis Trust hold conference in Rwanda

The King's College London Digital Humanities Department and the Aegis Trust have brought together academic, private and public sector stakeholders from Rwanda and abroad to explore the implications, impact and transformative effects of digital archives and digitisation processes in understanding the genocide against the Tutsi and post-genocide reconstruction as well as supporting the country's development. [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:28+00:00March 21st, 2017|Documentation, Research|0 Comments

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

Statement on tragic loss of David Cesarani

Dr James Smith, CEO of the Aegis Trust and President of the National Holocaust Centre, has issued the following statement. "We are devastated by the untimely loss of David Cesarani. He was one of the World's most eminent and respected Holocaust historians. He was also a true friend. He leaves behind an incredible legacy - [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:30+00:00October 25th, 2015|Documentation|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

CNLG and Aegis Trust work together to preserve the memory of the genocide

This week marks the 21st Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. It is an important time to remember the victims, support survivors and ensure never again is a reality. Collecting testimonies, preserving evidence and enabling research and learning about the genocide contributes to our duty to remember. In this effort, Rwanda’s National Commission for [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:31+00:00April 9th, 2015|Documentation, Memorial, Peace education|0 Comments