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New markets and prospects in East Africa to be addressed at SOAS event

‘Doing Business in East Africa’, hosted at SOAS, University of London, will explore the opportunities and address the challenges of creating or growing a business in East Africa.

31st October 2013

SOAS scholar helps launch campaign to protect remittance accounts in Somalia

Dr Laura Hammond, a senior lecturer in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London has helped to launch an international campaign to protect remittance flows to Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa Region.

28th June 2013

Graham Furniss Professor Graham Furniss awarded OBE

Professor Graham Furniss, Pro-Director for Research and Enterprise at SOAS, University of London, has been awarded an OBE for services to higher education and scholarship in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, published on Saturday 15 June.

15th June 2013

Booker Prize shortlisted novelist on writing about the African Indian Ocean

Booker Prize shortlisted novelist Professor Abdulrazak Gurnah will be speaking at the annual 2013 Centre for Africa Studies (CAS) lecture at SOAS, University of London.

12th June 2013

SOAS secures LIDC Fellowship grant for cross-college research project on drug injection in Kenya

SOAS, University of London has secured funding for a cross-college project with Birkbeck and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to research drug injection in Kenya.

4th June 2013

SOAS conference to address sustainable agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Centre for African Studies at SOAS, University of London, in collaboration with Business Council for Africa will host a conference on sustainable agricultural development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

30th May 2013

Travelling Academics News - 28 May 2013

Travelling academics week of May 28th 2013

28th May 2013

Mashood pic SOAS scholar appointed to Government’s Human Rights Advisory Group

Mashood Baderin, a Professor of Law at SOAS, University of London, has been invited by the Foreign Secretary to join the Human Rights Advisory Group at the Foreign Office.

23rd May 2013

Conference looks at Mali in transition

SOAS' Centre of African Studies, in partnership with ASAUK, Goldsmith's College and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, is holding the conference 'Mali in Transition' at SOAS on 29 and 30 May.

21st May 2013

East-end school boys shown value of their own multilingualism

A group of London schoolchildren will debate endangered languages at SOAS, University of London on 21 May 2013.

16th May 2013

Anthropologists help to advance Ethiopian tourism

SOAS anthropologists are working to help Ethiopia realize its ambition to become the fifth most visited African tourism destination in the foreseeable future.

26th April 2013

2nd Annual Igbo Language Conference: Igbo Language and Performance

Two-day conference focusing on the relationship and relevance of language and culture in performance. Plenary panels and Igbo performances, including live music, masquerades, a short drama production, film screenings, dance and folk stories.

8th March 2013

Africa Research Day
The Africa Research Student Network (AfNet) at the University of London provides a forum for graduate students to discuss research old and new practices, facilitate dialogue across disciplines, bridging the gap between theory and practice.

6th March 2013

IMF Africa adviser gives presentation at SOAS
A senior advisor in the International Monetary Fund explores the challenges and opportunities of contemporary Africa at a presentation and discussion at SOAS on Monday 11 March.

4th March 2013

ECAS 2013, Call for PApers

The fifth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS 5) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, on June 26 to 28, 2013. It will be organized by the Centro de Estudos Africanos - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Center of African Studies of the University Institute of Lisbon) on behalf of AEGIS, the Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies. Its general theme will be ‘African Dynamics in a Multipolar World’.

28th November 2012

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