Briefing from ROAPE Volume 29 Number 92
Window on Africa: An Interview with Adotey Bing, Director of the Africa Centre, London
The Africa Centre has long been a focus for political and cultural activities coming out of the continent. Originally established by the diplomatic missions of newly independent African states, its remit was to provide a forum for Africans in London, particularly students, as well as giving a voice to various political positions that were not being widely aired. Since then the fortunes of the Africa Centre have waxed and waned as the economic and political welfare of its original constituents has declined. It continues under the directorship of Dr. Adotey Bing who took over in 1995. Among his current concerns are focusing the mission of The Centre and securing long term funding which will permit some forward planning for the first time in its history. On 8 October 2001 Giles Mohan (GM) of the ROAPE editorial working group interviewed Adotey Bing (AB).