RAS News

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

Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Written by Hetty Bailey, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
The APPG for Africa together with AFFORD and the APPG for Malawi are gathering evidence and information on following questions: 1) What is your experience of supporting African nationals in applying for visas to attend conferences / events / training sessions in the UK? 2) How many times have you supported African nationals to apply for a UK visa, of whatever type? 3) How many were... more
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Written by Caitlin Pearson
That's a wrap for Film Africa 2018! 39 films. 18 world, EU and UK Premieres. 15 African countries. 10 visiting filmmakers and talent. Q&As, panels, live music, parties, school screenings, family activities and other special events! All of that over 10 days, across 5 London venues! Film Africa’s 8th edition drew to a close on Sunday, 11 November, to a sold out screening of... more
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Written by Hetty Bailey & Nick Westcott
Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development Launch of the latest book in the African Arguments series, in partnership with the International Africa Institute and Zed Books. Wednesday 19 September 2018, SOAS. Speakers: Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies Henry Saka, Commissioner of Domestic Taxes, Uganda Revenue Authority Jalia Kangave,... more
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Written by Film Africa
Film Africa 2018 celebrates key industries and groundbreaking storytelling across the continent 2 - 11 November, venues across London London, Wednesday 3 October 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Film Africa, London’s biggest celebration of African and African diaspora cinema presented by the Royal African Society, returns for its eighth consecutive year on Friday 2 to Sunday 11... more
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Call for Volunteers Film Africa Festival, London, 2 – 11 November Expenses covered   Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora. Established in 2011 with the remit of promoting a better understanding of Africa through... more

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