The Oxford University Africa Society (OUAS) focuses on African affairs at the University of Oxford. OUAS, a.k.a. Afrisoc, seeks to set the agenda for the future of the continent by providing a platform for students hailing from or interested in Africa to engage. Above all, Afrisoc is a community of change agents passionate about Africa.

Our society has come to life more than 50 years ago to become a platform for African contemporary issues.  It became a vibrant forum within the University at times of many African states becoming independent after decades of colonialism.

The society is an official student club of the University of Oxford (registered through the Proctor‘s Office on an annual basis) with Prof. Dr. Raufu Mustapha, Associate Professor at the Department for International Development (Queen Elizabeth House) as its patron.

Afrisoc term card, MT 1959
Term card of the Oxford University Africa Society, MT 1959

Meet the Team

The society is led by a President and Vice-President, elected once a year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Trinity Term. They are supported by a committee which is elected and/or appointed in the course of each academic year

Namibian, Dphil candidate in Law

Temitope Ajileye

General Secretary & IT Manager

Nigerian, Dphil candidate in Computer Science

Zambian, DPhil candidate in Immunology and Pathology

Rocco Zizzamia

Scholarships Manager

South African, MPhill candidate in Development Studies

Tonny Mungai

Social Secretary

Kenyan, DPhill candidate in Primary Health Care

Mary Jiyani

Head of the Working Committee on Entrenching the Africa Society

Malawian, MPhill candidate in Law

Previous Administrations

We are forever indebted to all those who have helped develop the society before us.