RAS News

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

Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Written by Hetty Bailey, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator, Royal African Society
    On Tuesday 22nd January the APPG for Africa working in coalition with the APPG for Diaspora, Development and Migration and the APPG for Malawi hosted a meeting in parliament to hear oral evidence on UK visa refusals for African visitors. Two cross-party panels made of six parliamentarians in total (Chi Onwurah MP, Jeremy Lefroy MP, Lord Popat, Lord Steel, Liz McInnes MP,... more
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Written by Caitlin Pearson
That's a wrap for Film Africa 2018! 39 films. 18 world, EU and UK Premieres. 15 African countries. 10 visiting filmmakers and talent. Q&As, panels, live music, parties, school screenings, family activities and other special events! All of that over 10 days, across 5 London venues! Film Africa’s 8th edition drew to a close on Sunday, 11 November, to a sold out screening of... more
Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Written by Hetty Bailey & Nick Westcott
Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development Launch of the latest book in the African Arguments series, in partnership with the International Africa Institute and Zed Books. Wednesday 19 September 2018, SOAS. Speakers: Mick Moore, Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies Henry Saka, Commissioner of Domestic Taxes, Uganda Revenue Authority Jalia Kangave,... more
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Written by Film Africa
Film Africa 2018 celebrates key industries and groundbreaking storytelling across the continent 2 - 11 November, venues across London London, Wednesday 3 October 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Film Africa, London’s biggest celebration of African and African diaspora cinema presented by the Royal African Society, returns for its eighth consecutive year on Friday 2 to Sunday 11... more
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Call for Volunteers Film Africa Festival, London, 2 – 11 November Expenses covered   Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora. Established in 2011 with the remit of promoting a better understanding of Africa through... more

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