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

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
Thursday, 28 September 2017
A message from the Chair, Zeinab Badawi After a remarkable 12 years at the helm of the Royal African Society, Richard Dowden will step down as Director on 30 September. During his time in charge, Richard has been instrumental in shaping the RAS as the country’s oldest yet most vibrant and forward looking organisation dedicated to promoting Africa and its people to wide audiences both... more
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
  22 August 2017 For Immediate Release All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa hosts roundtable with 14 CEOs from Africa’s top tech start-ups     On 17 August 2017 Chi Onwurah MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa (APPG) and Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, met with 14 CEOs... more
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Richard Dowden is to retire as the Executive Director of the Royal African Society (RAS) after 15 years leading the organisation. He became Director of the Society in 2002 and 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 Council, led by Chair Zeinab... more
Thursday, 2 March 2017
On Thursday 28 February, the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group’s launched its report on ‘The Future of Africa-UK Trade and Development Cooperation Relations in the Transitional and Post Brexit Period’ into Africa. Drawing on analysis from leading practitioners and scholars, as well as a two country case study, the report explores African countries’ past... more

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