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

President Ali Ben Bongo of Gabon arriving at a UN meeting (2011)
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Written by D Fatunla
Royal African Society supports the 1st UK-Gabon Investment Summit The RAS supported the 1st UK-Gabon Investment Summit held in London on the 30th November. The Forum which was opened by the Foreign Minister of Gabon on behalf of  Gabonese President Ali Bongo, who later addressed attendees at the summit. The summit, aimed at raising awareness of economic opportunities for British... more
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Written by Dele Fatunla, RAS Website Editor
Gritty urban drama, Nairobi Half-Life wins Film Africa 2012 Audience award Nairobi Half-Life, the gritty Kenyan film by first time director Tosh Gitongo scooped the audience award at the 2012 Film Africa festival. It was among over 70 films showing at the festival, which is now London’s biggest annual celebration of African Cinema and culture. The audience award was presented at the... more
UN Photo_Ky Chung - Voter registration photo shoot of Siratiguie Bamba, a resident of the village of Dabou, for the upcoming elections.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Written by Dele Fatunla
  7th APPG Report: Democracy and Development in Africa   Call for Evidence: The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is calling for evidence on a report looking at “Democracy and Development in Africa.” The report will examine the relationship between development, democracy and human rights, and the impact they have upon each other.  We seek to... more
Samson Bezabeh receiving the African Affairs prize at the ASAUK conference
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Written by Dele Fatunla, RAS Website Editor
African Author Prize - Ethiopian excellence rewarded Samson Bezabeh, an Ethiopian PhD student at the University of Bergen in Norway is the winner of the 2012 African Author Prize from African Affairs, the leading peer reviewed journal of African Studies. The Prize is awarded biennially to recognize excellent African scholarship in African institutions and overseas. The awarding committee... more
A still from, Nairobi Half-Life - the gritty, urban drama that won the Film Africa Audience Award for 2012
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Written by Dele Fatunla, RAS Website Editor
  Gritty urban drama, Nairobi Half-Life wins Film Africa 2012 Audience award Nairobi Half-Life, the gritty Kenyan film by first time director Tosh Gitongo scooped the audience award at the 2012 Film Africa festival. It was among over 70 films showing at the festival, which is now London’s biggest annual celebration of African Cinema and culture. The audience award was presented at... more

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