RAS News

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

Tuesday, 24 June 2014
Written by Jonathan Derrick
KAYE WHITEMAN, ALL-ROUND AFRICANIST The community of Africa-oriented people in Britain has for many decades formed a little village of its own, including both journalists and academics, both Africans and others. This village has now lost its chief, with the death of Kaye Whiteman on 17 May, a great loss which has also affected countless Africans around the home continent and others. I first... more
Monday, 3 March 2014
Written by Richard Rathbone
  From L to R: Roland Oliver receiving an award from Emperor Haile Selassie in 1966 for his contribution to the study of African History; portrait of Roland Oliver Roland Oliver, who died on 9th February aged 90, was the most significant figure in the construction of what we today regard as African Studies in the United Kingdom. Born in Srinagar in 1923, Oliver went to Stowe School and... more
Komla Dumor -
Monday, 20 January 2014
Written by DMF - Website Editor
In Memoriam: Komla Dumor We, at the Royal African Society are very saddened to learn of the passing of journalist, Komla Dumor who died suddenly on Saturday 18th January; we extend our most heart-felt condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Komla Dumor was well-known to audiences across the world and Africa as presenter of the BBC’s flagship show, Focus on Africa, and... more
Sheila Ruiz, RAS Programme Manager
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
Written by DMF - Website Editor
Sheila Ruiz, RAS Programme Manager was invited to contribute to Ideas Tap 'Job of the Week'. Read her interview here