Rwanda’s 19th genocide commemoration: Peace-building education to be expanded from Kigali Genocide Memorial

Following the lighting of the flame, President Kagame visited a new ‘Peace room’ at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where students including the children of survivors and perpetrators take part in peace-building education. There he viewed a mobile exhibition created by the Aegis Trust to take this education programme into Rwanda’s rural communities.   "Remembrance of [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:32+00:00April 7th, 2013|Memorial, Peace education|0 Comments

Celebrating the Legacy of Swedish Rescuer Raoul Wallenberg and Rwandan rescuers

24 Jan 2013 – In Kigali, the Embassies of Sweden and the United States, in collaboration with Aegis Trust and the Institute of Research and Dialogue for Peace (IRDP), have organized two events celebrating the centenary of the birth of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:32+00:00January 24th, 2013|Memorial|0 Comments

Former UN Commander at Kigali Genocide Memorial: “Keep haunting us with how we failed you”.

29 March 2012 – As UN Force Commander in Rwanda, 1994, Canadian Senator Romeo Dallaire displayed extraordinary courage in protecting thousands of civilians during the genocide, but failed in his repeated attempts to persuade the UN to give his mission the mandate and reinforcements it needed to stop the slaughter. Today, just ahead of events [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:34+00:00March 29th, 2012|Memorial|0 Comments

Genocide memorial opens at Murambi, Rwanda

25 May 11 - Tomorrow on Thursday 26 May, a genocide memorial will open at Murambi in southern Rwanda at a site where, in April 1994, approximately 50,000 Tutsi men, women and children were massacred by the Interahamwe militia and soldiers loyal to the government responsible for the genocide. Established by The National Commission for [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:34+00:00May 25th, 2011|Memorial|0 Comments

Survivors bury loved ones 13 years on

14 Apr 07 - Today survivors buried 1,454 victims of the Rwandan genocide in mass graves at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. The burials followed Rwanda’s official week of mourning marking the 13th anniversary of the 1994 genocide. Thousands of mourners marched in quiet procession from St. Famille Church and other areas of central Kigali to [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:35+00:00April 14th, 2007|Memorial|0 Comments

Digging deep: the British brothers who are building hope in Rwanda

Published in: THE INDEPENDENT, 2 April 2004 Byline: Declan Walsh RAGGED LABOURERS swarm across the Kigali hillside, surging around a white building which looms over the rows of tin-roofed houses. Young men balance metal beams on their shoulders; women carry bundles of bricks. A cacophony of grinding and sawing fills the air. English doctor James [...]

2020-03-16T21:30:38+00:00June 18th, 2004|Memorial|0 Comments