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  • Retronaut #3 – The Inauguration

    Retronaut #3 – The Inauguration

    Oxford Mail, 4 June 1958 Transcript of a column from Oxford Mail, 4th June 1958, concerning the inauguration meeting of the Africa Society, on Tuesday 3rd June 1958. The inaugural address was given by Lord Hailey, first honorary president (senior…Read More »
  • Retronaut #2 – When Louis met Malcolm in Nairobi

    Retronaut #2 – When Louis met Malcolm in Nairobi

    1965 HT term card Louis Nthenda was born in Chiradzulu in Malawi (Nysaland) in 1939 but all references to him in Oxford identify him as Zambian; the story behind this fact is interesting on its own. In 1961 he was…Read More »
  • Private Equity Africa –  8th Annual Deals & Funds Review Seminar

    Private Equity Africa – 8th Annual Deals & Funds Review Seminar

    Event Overview After a very difficult period, with fundraising and deal-making plummeting to record lows, Africa is finally starting to show signs of recovery. Is the industry completely out of the woods? Should we be expecting to see more deals and…Read More »
  • Retronaut #1 – Zimbabwe: The New African Nation

    Retronaut #1 – Zimbabwe: The New African Nation

    Excerpt from Heritage 1-1, by Oxford University Africa Society 18 April 1980 was the first day of the first government of Robert Mugabe, chair of the revolutionary party, ZANU PF. His reputation among the Zimbabweans, white and black, changed over…Read More »
  • Harold Magona – Obituary

    Harold Magona – Obituary

    MAGONA, Harold Armstrong Jongilezwe – August 2017. Commoner. 1965-68. Oxford University Africa Society President 1966 Aged 77. HAROLD MAGONA Commoner 1965-68 Harold Magona, who died suddenly in South Africa last August, was awarded in 1965 the first Magdalen College JCR…Read More »