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RAS News

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

Attendees speaking at the African Studies Association Conference 2014, University of Sussex
Monday, 6 October 2014
Written by DMF - Website Editor
ASA UK Conference The annual African Studies Association UK conference took place from 9th September-11th September at the University of Sussex. Held every two years, the conference was again a great success. This year’s conference featured an exciting collection of panellists presenting a diverse range of topics. The conference featured a programme from ‘Africa in Words’,... more
Susana Edjang
Friday, 12 September 2014
Written by DMF - Website Editor
RAS council member Susana Edjang, 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, is one of thirteen professionals selected for the 2014 Yale World Fellows programme.  Yale World Fellows is Yale University's signature leadership... more
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
Written by DMF - Website Editor
This month, last year in collaboration with the Investment Institute at Investec Asset Management, we launched 'Emerging Africa' a book by Kingsely Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Nigerian Central Bank.  He nicely sent us a copy of the book in the very beautiful paperback edition.      Emerging Africa goes beneath the surface of both afro-optimism and afro-... more
Zeinab Badawi, New Chairperson of the Royal African Society
Monday, 1 September 2014
Written by Dele Meiji Fatunla
Senior BBC presenter and host the BBC World News, Zeinab Badawi, has been appointed as the new chairperson of the Royal African Society. Richard Dowden, Executive Director, Royal African Society, said: “It is tremendous that the RAS will have a new Chair who is well known for her commitment to Africa, and her formidable experience as a journalist; I’m now looking forward to working... more
Giraffe at London Zoo
Friday, 29 August 2014
Written by DMF - Website Editor
So the RAS team went out for a long overdue staff outing to ZSL London Zoo last week – some debate was had about the ethical considerations of keeping animals in zoos – on the one hand, many zoos like ZSL now have strong conservation programmes, on the other hand, some animals just don’t seem like they belong in captivity. Nevertheless, we went, and we may even have learnt... more