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  • Taking part in our meetings, launches and receptions;
  • Receiving quarterly issues of African Affairs;
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The RAS publishes a number of influential publications focused on academia, business, culture and politics. Our publications include: 

African Affairs, published by Oxford University Press, is the most highly ranked academic journal in the field of African Studies

African Arguments Online is a pan-African platform for news, investigation and opinion. We seek to analyse issues facing the continent, investigate the stories that matter, and amplify a diversity of voices.

Africa APPG Reports cover various policy issues of relevance to both UK and African Governments complete with policy suggestions and reccomendations from the Africa APPG.