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

A still from, Nairobi Half-Life - the gritty, urban drama that won the Film Africa Audience Award for 2012
Wednesday, 14 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... more
Thursday, 11 October 2012
  Film Africa, the UK’s largest festival of African cinema and culture, is back in November 2012 with 10 days of more than 70 amazing African films, 35 leading filmmakers offering Q&As, free professional workshops, and nine African music nights. After the huge success of Film Africa 2011, this year’s festival is even bigger and better, with a whole range of new exciting... more
Saturday, 8 September 2012
  Samson Bezabeh, an Ethiopian PhD student at the University of Bergen in Norway is the winner of the 2012 African Author Prize from African Affairs, the leading peer reviewed journal of African Studies. The Prize is awarded biennially to recognize excellent African scholarship in African institutions and overseas.   The awarding committee included Richard Dowden (Director... more