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RAS News

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

Africa Writes 2016
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Africa Writes is back! Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017 Brought to you by The Royal African Society   Join us for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. Last year we were joined by 67 guest contributors and writers from 18 different countries, and a London audience of nearly 2000... 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
Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival
Thursday, 2 February 2017
The Royal African Society’s annual literature festival, Africa Writes, is delighted to announce a partnership with Jalada Africa on the inaugural Jalada Mobile Literary & Arts Festival, travelling through 5 East African countries in 28 days.   A hybrid between a traditional place-based festival and a bus tour, the festival will cover 5 countries and 12 towns: Kenya (... 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
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
This morning, The Royal African Society (RAS) hosted a business breakfast entitled “Japan & Africa: A new kind of relationship?”, in association with the Government of Japan. The event was a pre-cursor to the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-28 August – the first ever... more

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