RAS News

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

Sheila Ruiz, Programme Co-ordinator for the Royal African Society interviewing The Honourable Robert Masitara MP
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Written by Dele Meiji Fatunla, Website Editor, RAS
  In its 7th research report, The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group, supported by the Royal African Society is exploring the relationship between democracy and Development. The accepted link between democratic participation and development, as envisaged in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been shaken in recent years by the evident economic and human development success of... more
Komla Dumor, BBC Journalist and speaker at RAS Event: Africa in 2013 - which took place 8th January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Written by Website Editor
    RAS Event: Africa in 2013: Prospects & Forecasts by Royafrisoc on Mixcloud    
President Ali Ben Bongo of Gabon arriving at a UN meeting (2011)
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Written by D Fatunla
Royal African Society supports the 1st UK-Gabon Investment Summit The RAS supported the 1st UK-Gabon Investment Summit held in London on the 30th November. The Forum which was opened by the Foreign Minister of Gabon on behalf of  Gabonese President Ali Bongo, who later addressed attendees at the summit. The summit, aimed at raising awareness of economic opportunities for British... more
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Written by Dele Fatunla, RAS Website Editor
Gritty urban drama, Nairobi Half-Life wins Film Africa 2012 Audience award Nairobi Half-Life, the gritty Kenyan film by first time director Tosh Gitongo scooped the audience award at the 2012 Film Africa festival. It was among over 70 films showing at the festival, which is now London’s biggest annual celebration of African Cinema and culture. The audience award was presented at the... more
UN Photo_Ky Chung - Voter registration photo shoot of Siratiguie Bamba, a resident of the village of Dabou, for the upcoming elections.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Written by Dele Fatunla
  7th APPG Report: Democracy and Development in Africa   Call for Evidence: The Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) is calling for evidence on a report looking at “Democracy and Development in Africa.” The report will examine the relationship between development, democracy and human rights, and the impact they have upon each other.  We seek to... more