RAS News

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

Monday, 2 November 2015
Written by APPG guest blog from Maisy Grovestock at Polygeia
The recent West African Ebola epidemic has drawn global attention to the challenges of generating an effective health crisis response. Polygeia’s researchers have been working with the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to consider the role of communities in the recent Ebola epidemic and to examine the lessons for community engagement in health crises and health systems... more
Monday, 27 July 2015
Written by Waqas Haque & Samara Linton (Africa APPG guest blog)
Despite the intial 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... more
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

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