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Africa Week

Africa Week is part of the Africa at King’s programme and is co-organised by the African Leadership Centre, School of Global Affairs and Africa Research Group in the War Studies Department.

The aim of King’s Africa Week is to showcase the work of various departments, units and academics that engage in research, education and outreach activities relating to Africa; and to facilitate interaction between academics across King’s faculties working on Africa and African policy practitioners as well as experts from partner institutions. Africa Week will showcase research projects and activities, as well as education and impact activities that relate to King’s partnerships with Africa-based higher education, policy and practice institutions.

Events during the week of 19-23 October 2020 will focus on knowledge production, decoloniality and higher education in Africa, global blackness and its intersection with policy, transnational solidarity and a discussion on Africa’s response to COVID-19. As ever, the programme will also include events celebrating African literature, poetry and the arts.

It will be an opportunity for the King’s community to hear from African scholars, leaders and thinkers, as well as a chance to highlight King’s College London’s collaboration with African universities and institutions.



Ahead of Africa Week 2020 we are sharing some videos exploring the issues we'll be discussing over the week as well as the reasons behind why we hold Africa Week and why we'd encourage you to take park.

In this video Comfort Ero dives into why we cannot rely on simplistic discourses of development and security in Africa.

Videos introducing some of the themes to be discussed during Africa Week

Archives Collections Manager at King's, Kate O'Brien, takes us through a selection of historical pamphlets, booklets and maps which tell us about the relationship between Britain and Africa during the 20th century.

View all five videos.

Previous events in Africa Week

23 Oct

Africa Research Forum 2020

23 October 2020, 13:00 to 15:00

As part of Africa Week, PhD students present their latest research exploring the continent.