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July 2018

Africa Foresight Group – Increasing the African Student Population at Oxford

July 23 @ 12:00 am - July 30 @ 11:59 pm

  Africa Foresight Group (AFG) is working with the Rhodes Trust to better develop a strategy aimed at increasing the number of scholars from Africa at the University of Oxford. As such, AFG have developed a survey to understand better how the various stakeholders of the Rhodes Trust currently view the organisation.   To participate in this initiative, please access the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Non_Scholar

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August 2018

Observing the Life of Kofi Atta Annan

August 18

"To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to go there" - Kofi Atta Annan (1938-2018)   The Oxford University Africa Society mourns the loss of Former UN Secretary General, His Excellency Kofi Atta Annan.   Mr. Annan was a son of Africa - he was a standard bearer for demanding appropriate responses from world leaders to African humanitarian…

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October 2018

H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba President of Gabon

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Said Business School, Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP United Kingdom
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In collaboration with the African Studies Centre and Saïd Business School, H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba President of Gabon, will be discussing his sustainable transformation of Gabon on Tuesday 9 October.   Register Here

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African Studies Centre International Advisory Board (IAB)

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St Antony’s College, Oxford, 62 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6 GB
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The inauguration of the Centre’s International Advisory Board (IAB) and Special Lecture by the Vice President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), on “The Challenges of Human Development in 21st Century Africa”. Date: Friday 12th October 2018 Venue: Investcorp Building, St Antony’s College, Oxford Time: 5pm RSVP: Ms Marta Mas; tel: +44 (0)1865 613900; email: african.studies@africa.ox.ac.uk

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Invitation: President Khama of Botswana

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oxford Union, Frewin Court
Oxford, OX1 3JB
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The Oxford Union invites members of the Oxford University Africa Society to attend an event with President Ian Khama (Former President of Botswana) on Friday 12th October 2018 from 7pm at the Oxford Union. The President of Botswana from 2008 to 2018 and former leader of the Botswana Defence Force, Khama has been an outspoken critic of other African leaders, primarily Robert Mugabe, for holding on to power for too long, and has also given consistent support to the International…

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Student Stand up to Racism

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join the AfriSoc 2018-2019 Committee On Tuesday 16th October for the Oxford Stand Up To Racism, Student Stand Up To Racism meeting: “From Trump to Tommy Robinson...How can we stop the rise of the racist and fascist right?” The meeting will be held in Exeter College at 6:00PM as part of a national Student Stand Up To Racism university campus tour. AfriSoc committee will be speaking alongside national speakers, Nita Sanghera, UCU Vice President and Naima Omar from Student…

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November 2018

Town Hall: “What’s the Problem with Term Limits? : Authoritarianism, Development, and A New Impulse for Overturning Old Legacies in Africa.”

November 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St Antony’s College, Oxford, 62 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6 GB
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On Saturday the 10th of November from 2.00-3.30pm in the Pavilion Room at St. Antony's College,  the Oxford Africa Society will launch its Town Hall meeting series,  with our first discussion on: “What's the Problem with Term Limits? : Authoritarianism, Development, and A  New Impulse for Overturning Old Legacies in Africa." We will especially be focusing on the links between authoritiarianism, populism and development, comparing some arguably successful models, with the largely less successful models on the continent. We will…

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Town Hall 2: AU Reforms – Breathing New Life and Purpose into the African Union!

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St Antony’s College, Oxford, 62 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 6 GB
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In this townhall we will discuss the current round of AU reforms (happening this weekend 16-18 Nov), especially as President Kagame of Rwanda prepares to hand over the chair position to President al-Sisi of Egypt. We will also consider and enumerate all the ways in which the African Union has in recent time failed to perform it's mandate and mediate in various pertinent issues including the issue of authoritarianism and polictical supression across the continent, adoption of term limits, furthering the efforts…

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AfriSoc – Kofo Collective : Afro Feminist Book Club Launch

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
5 Alan Bullock Close, 5 Alan Bullock Close
Oxford, ox4 1au United Kingdom
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The Afro-Feminist Book Club (ABC) was born from a discussion that highlighted the lack of space for and awareness of critical feminist theory both within the Society and the broader Oxford community. AfriSoc and the Kofo Collective are coming together to launch this dedicated space for men, women, LGBTQI+ and gender non-conforming members of AfriSoc/Kofo and the broader Oxford community to partake in a shared love for literature that celebrates the diverse and many identities of Afro-feminism on the continent…

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GRAIN: Saving Ourselves – Medical Interventions from Africa to the World

November 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
African Studies Center, 13 Bevington Road
Oxford, OX2 6NB United Kingdom
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Graduate Research and Innovation Network (GRAIN) Presents: Saving Ourselves - Medical Interventions from Africa to the World This convening brings pioneering medical professionals and researchers from across Africa to discuss innovations in medical interventions from Africa to the world. Join us for a discussion on barriers to efficient healthcare delivery in Africa, how Africans are redefining the medical industrial complex and how we leverage Africa's brain power to dramatically improve quality of care in Africa and the world. 

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