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Brought to you by The Royal African Society Join us for an exciting summer weekend at the British Library celebrating the best of contemporary... more

African Arguments

Friday, 26 May 2017 - 10:56am
A sandstorm on the banks of the Chari river in... more
Friday, 26 May 2017 - 10:40am
Half a century on from the 30 May declaration of... more

RAS News

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Richard Dowden is to retire as the Executive Director of the Royal African Society (RAS) after more than 15 years leading the organisation. He... more

Richard Dowden's Blog

Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Written by Richard Dowden
During the 1960s and 1970s, the exiled African National Congress was a sad organisation. At anti-apartheid meetings, its representatives gave dreary speeches heavily accented with Marxist revolutionary language. They always moved in groups and, as a journalist, I found it difficult to get to anyone... more

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