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Trócaire CEO thanks Irish people for help building peace in Rwanda

“In the land of a thousand hills, many who killed their neighbours in Rwanda’s genocide 25 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead.”

2019.04.08.

Nigerian bishop warns of possible genocidal campaign

Bishop William Amove Avenya of Gboko has warned that escalating attacks on Christians by Fulani tribesmen could soon become another Rwanda.

2018.07.22.

Tree cheers for Trócaire, Rwanda and you

A very impressive tree nursery, set up by villagers with the help of Caritas and Trócaire, is responsible for thousands of environmentally important and economically beneficial trees in southern Rwanda.

2018.05.12.

Trócaire and Poetry Ireland poetry contest focuses on justice

Exploring global justice through art forms such as poetry, performance, music and painting, is a fun and creative way to engage young people in complex issues.

2018.03.07.

GOAL aid worker receives Presidential Award

“Now more than ever, the compassion, empathy and generosity of spirit, so characteristic of our people in our best moments, are displayed by our awardees here today” President Michael D Higgins

2017.12.07.

Death of Irish-born former nuncio to Rwanda, Ethiopia and New Zealand

As head of the diplomatic corps in Ethiopia at the time of the famine, Archbishop Thomas White was responsible for coordinating the contributions of many countries and charities in support of those who were starving.

2017.05.09.

Third Doyle brother ordained to the priesthood

Twins Fr Brian and Fr Rory have PhDs in engineering while Fr Jim worked as a civil engineer both in Ireland and as a volunteer with Concern in Cambodia and Burundi, where his vocation story began.

2017.04.04.

Bóthar sends its 1000th heifer to Rwanda

This 1000th heifer adds to an already strong ‘Irish herd’ now in Rwanda. The herd is multiplying every year as Bóthar returns with artificial-insemination straws from Ireland to put the cows back in calf.

2017.01.26.

Threat of genocide in Burundi, says Trócaire

As the numbers seeking refuge increase, so must our aid efforts – Trócaire.

2016.10.31.

Genocide survivor is Global Citizen of the Year

Tributes to winner Colette Nkunda of Misean Cara for her contribution to development and sustainability.

2016.05.07.

Turkey hits back at Pope over Armenian genocide

Pontiff calls on heads of state and international organisations to recognise the truth of what happened in Armenian genocide in which 1.5m lost their lives.

2015.04.13.

Hostage negotiator Terry Waite to give NI address

Irish Churches’ Peace Project event to look at the contribution of Churches to the vital work of promoting reconciliation and peace.

2015.03.26.

Pope urges Church to help reconcile Rwanda

1994 genocide recalled as Rwandan bishops meet Pontiff in Rome.

2014.04.05.

Situation in Central Africa precarious: UN chief

More aid needed to save lives and more troops and police to protect civilians: Ban Ki-moon.

2014.03.18.
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