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, […]

January 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 to mark […]

March 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 the […]

May 25th, 2011|Memorial|0 Comments

Sarkozy pays tribute to Rwanda genocide victims at Kigali Memorial Centre

25 Feb 10 – During his visit to Rwanda today, French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. There he laid flowers at the mass graves where over 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide lie buried, and observed a minute of silence in memory of the million dead, before touring the main exhibition, […]

February 25th, 2010|Memorial|0 Comments

Terrorist attack on Rwandan genocide memorial increases Aegis’ determination to tell the story

11 Apr 2008 – Shortly before 8.00pm local time on Thursday 10 April 2008, an unknown assailant threw a grenade into the gatehouse of the Kigali Memorial Centre, Rwanda’s main site of remembrance for the victims of the 1994 genocide.  7-13 April is a week of mourning marking the 14th Annivesary of the start of […]

April 11th, 2008|Memorial|0 Comments

German President Visit to the Kigali Memorial Centre

6 Feb 08- The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Horst Kohler, paid a memorable visit to the Kigali Memorial Centre today. 

The President’s visit allowed him to have a first-hand sense of the horrors of the past that led to the 1994 genocide in which up to one million innocent Tutsis and moderate […]

February 6th, 2008|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 pay […]

April 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 Smith stand […]

June 18th, 2004|Memorial|0 Comments