RAS News

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

Friday, 13 March 2015
Written by Website Editor
Click image to read the full article: Voluminous life of West Africa’s BoJo, 12 February 2015 Other Media from launch of My Watch: Obasanjo's Autobiography:  Daily Trust: Obasanjo: It’s an insult to question Buhari’s credentials, Thu, 12 February 2015 -Ibrahim Chinoko www.naij.com - Launch Of Obasanjo's Book 'My Watch' In London (PHOTOS) -... more
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
  Copies of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo's 'My Watch' are being sold by Arthur Probsthain and Central Books. To purchase these books please contact:   Arthur Probsthain’s Bookshop  41 Great Russell Street, City of London, Greater London WC1B 3PE arthurprobsthain@hotmail.com or 020 7636 1096     Central Books Mail Order Department... more
Friday, 13 February 2015
Written by Hetty Bailey, Africa APPG Policy & Research Coordinator
Market in Kolahun City, Lofa County, Liberia      Image credit: FAO Liberia (This is a memo from the joint meeting with the Africa APPG on APPG on Agriculture & Food for Development on 2nd February 2015. Audio recording available here.) In 2014 the Famine Early Warning Network predicted that, if the Ebola outbreak continued unabated, West Africa could experience a... more
Monday, 2 February 2015
Written by Hetty Bailey (Africa APPG Research Coordinator)
Image credit: The New Yorker The is a meeting memo from the joint event in parliament of the Africa APPG and Global Health APPG on the 19th January 2015. An audio recording of the event is available here. The Ebola virus was discovered in 1976 but despite this, no vaccine for the disease is yet available, although GSK have now begun clinical trials for their vaccine in the... more
Friday, 30 January 2015
Written by Hetty Bailey, Coordinator for the Africa APPG
On the 28th January 2015, the Africa APPG met with John Vine CBE QPM, the recently retired Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. The APPG is currently making enquiries into the current decision making process for visa applications from Africans attempting to visit the UK and John Vine has carried out a number of in-depth inquiries into the UK visa application... more