Royal African Society – Room 3B20, Strand Campus, King’s College, London, WC2R 2LS
Speakers: Mr Ali Soufan (CEO, The Soufan Group) and Dr ‘Funmi Olonisakin (Director, African Leadership Centre). Chair: Professor Jack Spence OBE (Department of War Studies, King’s College London).
Focusing on Mali, this event will look at the wider implications for the Sahel. We will examine the structural causes of the rising tide in extremist movements and ask – what will be the regional and international response that will succeed in stopping the fall of the Sahara?
Downing Street Mali Demonstration – 9.30am 8th February 2013
Malian Community Council & Malian Consulate – Parliament Square
Malian Community Council – “A demonstration in Parliament Square, to be completed by a march on Downing Street to hand over a declaration/letter to the PM’s office. In this letter we will express our thanks and those of the malian people to the coalition that helped the Malian Army to oust the islamic extremists from Northern Mali and ask the British government for more involvement.”
African Music Event – Peterborough’s Key Theatre – 4th May 2013
Further details to come
Live music from Batanai and Shumba Mbira.