RAS News

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

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
Africa Writes 2016
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Africa Writes is back! Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July 2017 Brought to you by The Royal African Society   Join us for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora. Last year we were joined by 67 guest contributors and writers from 18 different countries, and a London audience of nearly 2000... more