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Membership benefits include:

  • Taking part in our meetings, launches and receptions;
  • Receiving quarterly issues of African Affairs;
  • Support the work of the society.

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We run an exciting and extensive programme of events on a variety of topics for audiences with an interest in Africa. The majority of our events are open to the general public. Our programme of events include regular talks, book launches, and events run in partnership with other organisations. We hold an Annual Lecture and two highly popular festivals, Africa Writes, the UK’s largest literary festival focused on African writers and their readers, and Film Africa, our annual celebration of African cinema. 

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 4:45pm to 6:30pm
    APPG Report Launch: Visa Problems for African Visitors to the UK  Date & Time: Tuesday 1th July 2019, 16:45 - 18:30 Venue: Houses of Parliament (room TBC) Speakers:  The Rt. Hon. Caroline Nokes MP, Minister for Immigration at the Home Office John Vine, Former Indpendent Chief Inspector for Borders & Immigration Patrick Grady... more