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RAS News

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

Thursday, 22 June 2017
The Royal African Society will be one of  The Economist Events' partners for its "Nigeria Summit 2017".   Will Nigeria become a top 20 economy by 2030, as many prominent economists predict it could?  The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has made much progress in equipping and inspiring the army to take forward the fight against Boko Haram. It... more
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
Shipping containers
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
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Written by Boko Inyundo
An article by Boko Inyundo, a Senior Marketing Manager aligned to the Technology Sector at the global law firm DLA Piper International LLP; a Non-Executive Advisor with De Charles LLP; a Council Member of the Royal African Society; and a Board Member with the African Foundation for Development.   Clearly the dust will take time to settle before the impact of Brexit on... more