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Tue, 17/10/2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
We are pleased to announce the Royal African Society Annual Lecture will take place Tuesday 17th October 2017, at SOAS, University of London.... more
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 9:00am to Sun, 05/11/2017 - 11:00pm
SAVE THE DATES!   Film Africa is Royal African Society annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent... more

African Arguments

Friday, 18 August 2017 - 2:33pm
South Africa and Angola’s leaders may be... more
Friday, 18 August 2017 - 11:23am
A young boy rolls a hoop down a dirt shoulder in... more

RAS News

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Richard Dowden is to retire as the Executive Director of the Royal African Society (RAS) after 15 years leading the organisation. He became Director... more

Richard Dowden's Blog

Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Written by Richard Dowden
In the debate about future trade deals post Brexit one destination has been almost completed ignored: Africa. China and India are the targets for future UK trade but why is Africa off the list? Too poor? Too strange? Too corrupt or violent? Mainstream media content reflect images of poverty,... more

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