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The Royal African Society is looking for volunteers with a passion for African literature to help run Africa Writes, which returns for its fourth year running!
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Written by Shushan Tewolde-Berhan
Image Credit: Yves Salmon, Africa Writes, 2014 Africa Writes 2015 – Call out for Volunteers   Job Title Africa Writes 2015 Volunteer Working hours Minimum of 2 shifts throughout Africa Writes (3 - 5 July) Location The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB... more
Ebola response: UK constructing treatment centre in Sierra Leone
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Written by Africa APPG
Image Credit:  DFID A convoy of vehicles loaded with generators and other supplies from DFID arrives at the Kerry Town Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone.  It has been more than a year since the start of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and a disease which started with a fearsome reputation has delivered one of the most horrifying public health crisis in recent history. The... more
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Written by Hetty Bailey, Africa APPG Policy & Research Coordinator
  Image: Photo taken at UKAPPGsIntDev meeting with Amina J Mohammed, Lord Loomba, Lord McConnell & Stephen O'Brien (left to right) March 2015   The meeting was attended by MPs, Peers, NGO representatives and post-2015 liaison officers from a number of government departments and representatives of embassies of the developing world. The Meeting was... more
Friday, 13 March 2015
Written by Website Editor
Click image to read the full article: Voluminous life of West Africa’s BoJo, 12 February 2015 Other Media from launch of My Watch: Obasanjo's Autobiography:  Daily Trust: Obasanjo: It’s an insult to question Buhari’s credentials, Thu, 12 February 2015 -Ibrahim Chinoko - Launch Of Obasanjo's Book 'My Watch' In London (PHOTOS) -... more
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
  Copies of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo's 'My Watch' are being sold by Arthur Probsthain and Central Books. To purchase these books please contact:   Arthur Probsthain’s Bookshop  41 Great Russell Street, City of London, Greater London WC1B 3PE or 020 7636 1096     Central Books Mail Order Department... more