RAS News

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

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
  22 August 2017 For Immediate Release All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa hosts roundtable with 14 CEOs from Africa’s top tech start-ups     On 17 August 2017 Chi Onwurah MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Africa (APPG) and Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, met with 14 CEOs... more
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Richard Dowden is to retire as the Executive Director of the Royal African Society (RAS) after 15 years leading the organisation. He became Director of the Society in 2002 and 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 Council, led by Chair Zeinab... 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