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RAS Events

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Date & Time: Tuesday 13 March, 19:15 - 21:00 Venue: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG... more
Fri, 29/06/2018 - 6:00pm to Sun, 01/07/2018 - 9:00pm
  Africa Writes 2018 Date: Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July 2018 Venue: British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB... more

African Arguments

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 11:14am
From construction companies to pharmacies,... more
Monday, 19 February 2018 - 1:17pm
From apparently hopeless beginnings, Mauritius... more

RAS News

Thursday, 23 November 2017
As part of international events marking Ghana’s 60th anniversary of independence, President Nana Akufo-Addo addressed an audience at a public... more

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22 hours 55 min ago
RT : Q&A finished . Excellent event, with perspectives running the full spectrum from bleak pessimism, through scepticism to hope.
22 hours 56 min ago

Director's Blog

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Written by Nicholas Westcott
So, where is Africa going in 2018?    The Royal African Society began its year, as always, with a look at the Prospects and Forecasts for the year ahead.  The panel (hosted by the University of London's Centre for African Studies at SOAS) brought together voices from... more