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RAS News

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

Thursday, 25 June 2015
Written by Hetty Bailey, Africa APPG Policy & Research Coordinator
    On Wednesday 24th June, the coalition of International Development APPGs hosted Bill Gates for an event in the Speaker’s House supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and BOND. The event was well attended by both MPs and Peers and raised awareness of the role International Development APPGs have in parliament and the importance of parliamentarians in ensuring... more
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Written by Africa APPG guest blog by Rhys Wenlock & Tom Hird
What makes something or someone trustworthy? The Oxford English dictionary defines it as ‘the ability to be relied upon as honest and reliable’. But in West African communities, amidst swirling rumours, conspiracies and misinformation, what governs this powerful unifier of people? Response workers have faced strong and even violent resistance to Ebola interventions as a result of... more
Susana Edjang, RAS Council Member nominated for Women 4 Africa Award
Friday, 8 May 2015
Written by DMF - Website Editor
RAS council member Susana Edjang is a nominee for the 2015 Women for Africa Awards. Ms. Edjang is nominated in the category of ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’. Susana Edjang is an international development, global health and policy expert who currently serves as Economic, Social and Development Affairs Officer for the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations.... more
The Royal African Society is looking for volunteers with a passion for African literature to help run Africa Writes, which returns for its fourth year running!
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Written by Shushan Tewolde-Berhan
Image Credit: Yves Salmon, Africa Writes, 2014 Africa Writes 2015 – Call out for Volunteers   Job Title Africa Writes 2015 Volunteer Working hours Minimum of 2 shifts throughout Africa Writes (3 - 5 July) Location The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB... more
Ebola response: UK constructing treatment centre in Sierra Leone
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Written by Africa APPG
Image Credit:  DFID A convoy of vehicles loaded with generators and other supplies from DFID arrives at the Kerry Town Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone.  It has been more than a year since the start of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and a disease which started with a fearsome reputation has delivered one of the most horrifying public health crisis in recent history. The... more