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RAS is partnering with Social Media Week Lagos 2014 -
Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Written by Dele Meiji Fatunla
Are you a Visionary? RAS is partnering with Social Media Week Lagos to find 55 Forward Ambassadors     In the spirit of its 2014 theme, "A Connected Africa Is the Future" SMW Lagos launches 55 FORWARD a ground-breaking initiative inviting business, tech, entertainment, and policy and media luminaries from each of Africa’s fifty-five countries... more
Join the RAS to enjoy the benefits of being a member
Monday, 16 December 2013
As an individual member of the RAS, you join a network of people committed to Africa's advancement.    Individual membership benefits include Travel discounts at the Africa Travel Centre  Discounted subscription to Africa Confidential  Discounted subscriptions to the Africa Journal  Free access to SOAS Library, the world... more
Magnus Taylor, African Arguments Editor
Friday, 22 November 2013
Written by DMF - Website Editor
African Arguments Editor, Magnus Taylor will be speaking at an event with The African Affairs Network at University of Sheffield on Tuesday 26th November, alongside Dr Jonathan Hill (Defence Studies Department, King's College London). The topic is: The Rise of Islamist Militant Groups in Africa. The African Affairs Network was set up by University of Sheffield undergraduates to provide an... more
Tedx Euston takes place on Saturday 7 December 2013 at Mermaid Conference Centre, Puddle Dock, Blackfriars, London EC4V 3DB  For more information and to register, please visit
Friday, 15 November 2013
Written by DMF - Website Editor
The Royal African Society is proud to be partnering with TEDxEuston  for the 4th straight year. TEDxEuston, an event that aims to reflect the ideas and inspired thinking of a new generation of African leaders, is licensed by TED and organised annually in London by a team of African professionals. In the same spirit as its “mother” event; TED , it invites speakers and performers... more
Richard Dowden, Director, Royal African Society is to deliver the 8th Alistair Berkley Memorial Lecture on Thursday 14th November at 6pm - in the Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge
Monday, 4 November 2013
Written by DMF
The 8th Alistair Berkley Memorial Lecture entitled "Africa: Just rewards or just resilient" will  be given by RAS Director, Richard Dowden on Thursday the 14th November  2013 at 6pm in the Umney Theatre, Robinson College, Cambridge.  All attendees welcome.  Alistair Berkley read Law at Robinson College from 1984 to 1986 and lost his life in the Lockerbie... more