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Diplomat who set up UK presence in Rwanda to speak about return 18 years after genocide .


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Diplomat who set up UK presence in Rwanda to speak about return 18 years after genocide .

In July 1994, as the Rwandan genocide was being brought to an end by the RPF, Dr Mukesh Kapila – then an official for the UK Foreign Office – set up the British Government Liaison Office in the capital, Kigali. The BGLO became the British High Commission, and Dr Kapila went on to other things – most notably blowing the whistle on the Darfur crisis as head of the UN in Sudan in 2004, disturbed by parallels he recognised from what he had witnessed in Rwanda.


By Aegis Trust,, UK.


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First Lady addresses gala for Rwandan business leaders supporting peace-building at Kigali Genocide Memorial .


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First Lady addresses gala for Rwandan business leaders supporting peace-building at Kigali Genocide Memorial .

Rwanda’s First Lady, Her Excellency Jeanette Kagame, was Guest of Honour at a gala dinner held by the Aegis Trust at the Serena Hotel in Kigali last week. Supporting the Kigali Genocide Memorial and Aegis’ Peace-building Education Programme, the gala was also held to launch the Rwanda chapter of Aegis’ White Rose Society for donors raising or giving at least $1,000 per annum. The Society takes its name from the White Rose movement in Nazi Germany, whose founders paid with their lives for speaking out against Nazi tyranny (seehttp://www.aegistrust.org/awrs for more information).


By Aegis Trust,, UK.


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Peace-building in Rwanda: Freddy Mutanguha speaks in the UK


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Peace-building in Rwanda: Freddy Mutanguha speaks in the UK .

Genocide survivor and Director of Aegis in Rwanda, Freddy Mutanguha, has just completed a speaking tour in the UK about the Aegis Trust's Kigali-based Peace-building Education Programme. Almost half of Rwanda's population today is too young to remember the genocide 18 years ago - but how the country handles that legacy in the future rests in their hands. Aegis’ unique peace-building programme is helping these young people to learn about the dangers of prejudice, and building trust between the children of survivors and perpetrators. Recent independent analysis has found that not only is the programme changing attitudes and behaviour among the students taking part, but also among the school communities from which they come – including fellow students who didn’t attend.


By Aegis Trust,, UK.


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On eve of South Sudan’s 1st anniversary, Sudanese united in London: Omar Bashir must go .


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On eve of South Sudan’s 1st anniversary, Sudanese united in London: Omar Bashir must go .

In this short film released today, Aegis captures the moment the Sudanese community in the UK came together on London’s streets for the first time in a unified call for President Bashir – the only head of state in the World currently wanted for genocide – to leave office and answer for his crimes at the International Criminal Court.


By Aegis Trust,, UK.


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