RAS News

The RAS News blog features news on our latest activities and selected content from African Arguments Online

Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Written by Henrietta Bailey
  “Home Office data on visa refusals shows that African applicants are more than twice as likely to be refused a UK visa than applicants from any other part of the world.  The UK has good relations with most African countries, but it needs to be recognised that no single issue does more damage to the image or influence of the UK in Africa than this visa question.”... more
Monday, 3 June 2019
Written by Sheila Ruiz, Marcelle Mateki Akita, Caitlin Pearson
The offer of contemporary African arts and culture currently presented in the UK is limited, but there is a clear openness and appetite amongst audiences for more. A report launched by the Royal African Society on Monday 3rd June 2019 in partnership with the British Council, presents original research on present-day public perceptions and audience engagement with contemporary African... more
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Written by Hetty Bailey, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
The APPG for Africa together with AFFORD and the APPG for Malawi are gathering evidence and information on following questions: 1) What is your experience of supporting African nationals in applying for visas to attend conferences / events / training sessions in the UK? 2) How many times have you supported African nationals to apply for a UK visa, of whatever type? 3) How many were... more
Monday, 17 September 2018
Written by Royal African Society
    Our Royal Patron HRH The Duke of Cambridge at a special Autumn Networking Reception  We were delighted to welcome HRH The Duke of Cambridge to his first Royal African Society event on 12 September. The Duke joined our Autumn Networking Reception, held at the British Academy, attended by over 200 guests. HRH heard first-hand about the wide variety of... more
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Written by Anita Makri- SciDev.Net
  The outbreak of Ebola that devastated West Africa is out of the media spotlight, and no doubt many of us have wondered what happened to all those debates over lessons to be learned. A panel discussion at the United Kingdom’s Parliament delved into this issue last week.   The event was organised by the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group to launch its report... more

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