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Membership benefits include:

  • Taking part in our meetings, launches and receptions;
  • Receiving quarterly issues of African Affairs;
  • Support the work of the society.

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About Us

The Royal African Society is Britain's prime Africa organisation.

Our goal is to promote Africa in business, politics, culture and academia. We are a membership society that works to foster better understanding and strong relationships between Britain, Africa and the world.


Our in-depth knowledge of the continent and our collaborative approach to programmes and partnerships make us the first choice for anyone who wants to engage, understand, celebrate or learn more about Africa.

Our diverse and engaged membership body is made up of people and organisations, big and small, who are passionate about Africa and its future.

Among our members are people from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, both Africans and non-Africans, including business leaders, eminent academics, politicians, civil servants, teachers and students, health professionals, journalists and writers, artists and musicians.

Our membership is open to everyone - we'd like you to join us.

Photo: Siddharth Khajuria