RAS News

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

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 became the first Director of the Society in 2002 and has initiated a deep and broad expansion of the Society’s work and programmes which now promote Africa globally across four main areas:  academia, business, politics and the arts.  The... more
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Want to see your film on the big screen?   Submissions for Film Africa 2017 are now open!   Film Africa is The Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora. Now in its seventh year, the festival has become a key platform for African cinema in London and the UK.   From Friday 27... more
Thursday, 16 February 2017
The Royal African Society is delighted to announce that H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge is the organisation’s new Royal Patron. In December 2016, Her Majesty The Queen stepped down as Royal Patron of the Society after 48 years.    “We would like to thank Her Majesty The Queen for her support and her best wishes for our future. We know The Royal Family has a deep... more
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Written by Africa APPG
These are meeting minutes from the Africa APPG & RAS event in parliament on the 20th July 2016. An audio recording of the event in available here.  On the 20th July, the Africa APPG together with RAS arranged an panel meeting in parliament. This discussion brought together various stakeholders to discuss the impacts of Brexit on the EU and UK’s trade agreements with African... more
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Written by Naomi Hirst, Hetty Bailey, Katie Lawson & Will Archer
On 12 May the Prime Minister hosted an international Anti-Corruption Summit in London. Representatives from over 40 countries agreed to a series of practical steps to ‘expose corruption so there is nowhere to hide; punish the perpetrators and support those affected by corruption; and drive out the culture of corruption wherever it exists.’ On 10 May James Duddridge MP,... more

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