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RAS News

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

Monday, 27 July 2015
Written by Waqas Haque & Samara Linton (Africa APPG guest blog)
  Despite the initial claims in May that Liberia’s was Ebola-free, the return of Ebola cases in Liberia earlier this month and other spikes in surrounding regions pose a threat to our initial optimism [1, 2]. This outbreak has been deemed the most lethal Ebola epidemic in history since its inception over a year ago and the surrounding narrative has finally begun to acknowledge... more
Friday, 10 July 2015
Written by Hetty Bailey (Africa APPG)
  On the 9th July, the Africa APPG, CPA-UK and Doughty Street Chambers hosted a high level delegation of eighteen Namibian nationals of OvaHerero and Nama tribes for a ceremonial reading of the "Blue Book" held in the parliamentary archives.     The Blue Book is a British Government report published in 1918... more
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