ISHURI Biographies

Ivan Nyagatare started this project to explore his curiosity and curate Rwandan stories in contemporary media. It is entirely self-funded and non-profit. Ivan Nyagatare helps to make these biographies more widely available by updating and publishing them on and Wikipedia.

Dr Dantès Singiza, Historian of Rwanda (PhD), who works at Belgium’s Royal Museum for Central Africa or The AfricaMuseum aids this endeavour as an author and editor who verifies the biography’s veracity.

Additionally, this research would not be feasible without the help of the AfricaMuseum and its Archives and collection management section, who generously agreed to share their archives with us.

We are grateful to everyone who helped with this project, and if you have any queries, please email

Ivan Nyagatare
Dr Dantes Singiza