Centre of African Studies, University of London
The Centre of African Studies would like to wish all our members and contacts a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We have an exciting programme of events coming up in 2014, details of which will follow in our next newsletter. In the meantime, please find below our two highlighted events for January.


ABG Seminar: Can South Sudan Escape the Resource Curse?

Monday 27th January 2014, 1-3pm
Room 116, SOAS

South Sudan is the world’s newest country, and its most oil-dependent. With 98% of state income drawn from oil, getting resource management right from the word go is essential. What progress has South Sudan made towards building an oil industry that benefits its people? What challenges still remain? How can the international community contribute? 

Africa Business Group welcomes Annie Dunnebacke and Emma Vickers from Global Witness to share their findings.

Chair: Dr Jonathan Di John, Development Studies, SOAS

Tickets: £10/£5 students. To register contact

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Film Screening - 'Heaven and Earth': Church Education and Monastic Culture in Ethiopia

Tuesday 28th January, 7-9pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre

‘Heaven & Earth’ is a documentary film that tells the story of an ancient civilization, covering a millennium of Ethiopian monastic culture and ecclesiastical education.

Presenting the development of indigenous Christianity in an African setting, the film provides a corrective to still prevalent stereotypes of Africa as a dark continent in need of enlightenment by outside forces.

Followed by Q&A with the director Mackonen Michael,

Chaired by Dr Tania Tribe, SOAS

Tickets: £7/£5 students. To register contact

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Caitlin Pearson

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