RAS News

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

Monday, 13 November 2017
Written by Nicholas Westcott
I am honoured and delighted to take up the role of Director of the Royal African Society.  For over a hundred years it has played a crucial role in promoting a better understanding of, and improved relations between, Africa and the United Kingdom.    Britain and Africa are an integral part of each other's history, and a growing part of each other's present.... more
Thursday, 28 September 2017
A message from the Chair, Zeinab Badawi After a remarkable 12 years at the helm of the Royal African Society, Richard Dowden will step down as Director on 30 September. During his time in charge, Richard has been instrumental in shaping the RAS as the country’s oldest yet most vibrant and forward looking organisation dedicated to promoting Africa and its people to wide audiences both... more
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
  22 August 2017 For Immediate Release All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa hosts roundtable with 14 CEOs from Africa’s top tech start-ups     On 17 August 2017 Chi Onwurah MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa (APPG) and Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, met with 14 CEOs... more
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 of the Society in 2002 and initiated a deep and broad expansion of the Society’s work and programmes, which now promote Africa globally across four main areas: academia, business, politics and the arts.  The Council, led by Chair Zeinab... more
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Want to see your film on the big screen?   Submissions for Film Africa 2017 are now open!   Film Africa is The Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora. Now in its seventh year, the festival has become a key platform for African cinema in London and the UK.   From Friday 27... more