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RAS Events

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... more
Tue, 11/09/2018 - 9:00am to 7:00pm
ASAUK Biennial Conference Date: 11 – 13 September 2018 Venue: University of Birmingham, United Kingdom   ... more

African Arguments

Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 2:53pm
The Gambia may not be ready yet. But it’s... more
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 4:23pm
Welcome to the free section of the Insider’... more

RAS News

Thursday, 17 May 2018
Written by Zeinab Badawi
  Announcing new RAS Council members    Thursday, 17 May 2018... more

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