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RAS News

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

Thursday, 30 June 2016
Written by Site Editor
​This morning, The Royal African Society hosted His Excellency Kayode Fayemi, Minister for Solid Minerals. He addressed RAS members on 'Mining for Prosperity' and on his ministry's objective of increasing the mining industry’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP. Among the key highlights of his address were: his ministry’s completion of a revalidation process to... more
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Written by Naomi Hirst, Hetty Bailey, Katie Lawson & Will Archer
On 12 May the Prime Minister hosted an international Anti-Corruption Summit in London. Representatives from over 40 countries agreed to a series of practical steps to ‘expose corruption so there is nowhere to hide; punish the perpetrators and support those affected by corruption; and drive out the culture of corruption wherever it exists.’ On 10 May James Duddridge MP,... more
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Written by Hetty Bailey, Africa APPG Policy & Research Coordinator
This is a meeting memo from the Africa All Party Parliamentray Group. A full audio recording of the event together with slides from the panel presentations is available here.                                                            ... more
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Written by Anita Makri- SciDev.Net
  The outbreak of Ebola that devastated West Africa is out of the media spotlight, and no doubt many of us have wondered what happened to all those debates over lessons to be learned. A panel discussion at the United Kingdom’s Parliament delved into this issue last week.   The event was organised by the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group to launch its report... more
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Written by Hetty Bailey (Africa APPG)
A report from the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and think tank Polygeia has suggested that initial awareness messaging may have exacerbated the fear felt by communities affected by Ebola and even discouraged those with symptoms from seeking medical attention.    Parliamentary inquiry At Westminster between October 2014 and May 2015 the Africa APPG... more

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