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Fri, 30/06/2017 - 8:00am to Sun, 02/07/2017 - 11:00pm
Brought to you by The Royal African Society Join us for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary... more
Fri, 27/10/2017 - 9:00am to Sun, 05/11/2017 - 11:00pm
SAVE THE DATES!   Film Africa is Royal African Society annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent... more

African Arguments

Friday, 23 June 2017 - 11:30am
We all know goats are baaaadass, but some are... more
Thursday, 22 June 2017 - 12:29pm
The military trial could further undermine the... more

RAS News

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Richard Dowden is to retire as the Executive Director of the Royal African Society (RAS) after more than 15 years leading the organisation. He... more

Richard Dowden's Blog

Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Written by Richard Dowden
During the 1960s and 1970s, the exiled African National Congress was a sad organisation. At anti-apartheid meetings, its representatives gave dreary speeches heavily accented with Marxist revolutionary language. They always moved in groups and, as a journalist, I found it difficult to get to anyone... more

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