RAS News

The RAS News blog features news on our latest activities and selected content from African Arguments Online

Monday, 3 June 2019
Written by Sheila Ruiz, Marcelle Mateki Akita, Caitlin Pearson
The offer of contemporary African arts and culture currently presented in the UK is limited, but there is a clear openness and appetite amongst audiences for more. A report launched by the Royal African Society on Monday 3rd June 2019 in partnership with the British Council, presents original research on present-day public perceptions and audience engagement with contemporary African... more
Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Written by Hetty Bailey, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, Royal African Society
    On Tuesday 22nd January the APPG for Africa working in coalition with the APPG for Diaspora, Development and Migration and the APPG for Malawi hosted a meeting in parliament to hear oral evidence on UK visa refusals for African visitors. Two cross-party panels made of six parliamentarians in total (Chi Onwurah MP, Jeremy Lefroy MP, Lord Popat, Lord Steel, Liz McInnes... more
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Written by Hetty Bailey, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
The APPG for Africa together with AFFORD and the APPG for Malawi are gathering evidence and information on following questions: 1) What is your experience of supporting African nationals in applying for visas to attend conferences / events / training sessions in the UK? 2) How many times have you supported African nationals to apply for a UK visa, of whatever type? 3) How many were... more
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Written by Caitlin Pearson
That's a wrap for Film Africa 2018! 39 films. 18 world, EU and UK Premieres. 15 African countries. 10 visiting filmmakers and talent. Q&As, panels, live music, parties, school screenings, family activities and other special events! All of that over 10 days, across 5 London venues! Film Africa’s 8th edition drew to a close on Sunday, 11 November, to a sold out screening of... more
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Written by Hetty Bailey & Nick Westcott
Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development Launch of the latest book in the African Arguments series, in partnership with the International Africa Institute and Zed Books. Wednesday 19 September 2018, SOAS. Speakers: Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies Henry Saka, Commissioner of Domestic Taxes, Uganda Revenue Authority Jalia Kangave,... more

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