RAS News

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

Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Written by Henrietta Bailey-Morgan (Policy & Advocacy Coordinator)
The APPG Africa report on Visa problems for African visitors to the UK was launched in the House of Commons in July. Before parliament was dissolved, the APPG for Africa together with the Royal African Society renewed calls for the submission of recent case studies. Having additional and new examples is essential to help demonstrate the ongoing and systemic nature of the problems previously... more
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Written by The Royal African Society and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Putting mental health in Africa on the global health agenda: The Royal African Society and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine host landmark conference at the Wellcome – London, 20 November 2019 London, Thursday 7 November 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Royal African Society and the Centre for Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine... more
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Written by Henrietta Bailey
  “Home Office data on visa refusals shows that African applicants are more than twice as likely to be refused a UK visa than applicants from any other part of the world.  The UK has good relations with most African countries, but it needs to be recognised that no single issue does more damage to the image or influence of the UK in Africa than this visa question.”... more
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 MP,... more

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