The Africa Centre belongs to us all. To join the STAC Campaign:

1. Sign the petition providing your email address when you sign. Click here to sign the petition.

2. Attend events that happen at the Africa Centre to demonstrate that it is still very much alive

3. Contribute your skills where possible, let us know what you can do at

Other members and supporters include:
Ngugi Wa ’Thiongo, (Writer) Archbishop Desmond Tutu, (Nobel Laureate) Biyi Bandele, (Writer) Youssou N’Dour,(Musician) Mo Ibrahim, (Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation) and Boris Johnson, (Mayor of London).

The following organisations have also expressed and given their support:

Royal African Society

Forward (The Foundation for Women’s Health, Research and Development)


Africa All-Party Parliamentary Group


8 thoughts on “Petition

  1. Charlotte Rolfe says:

    I support the campaign to keep and revitalise the Africa Centre in King Street. It has a history which will not carry over into alternative premises; it is an asset for visitors from Africa as well as the African diaspora, and it has considerable potential for development as a focus point for cultures of the continent. I am even more strongly opposed to the idea of a sale without any strategic plan to be put forward to open debate.

  2. The Africa Centre had a profound impact on my student years – and much more so on the lives of thousands of others from all over the world. It would be a tragedy to lose this iconic site and resource.

  3. Meshack Asare says:

    In many ways, London is the centre of the the world,just as Covent Garden is the centre of London. That gives the address of Africa Centre as it is and has been for the past forty years or so, respect and value – attriubutes that Africa and African people need for their presence and their contributions. It is this position of Africa Centre that enabled some of our best to be seen and heard for the first time with interest by the rest of the world. I don’t think it is right for any of us now, if we consider ourselves responsible, to deny this precious facility for others being seen and heard at Africa Centre in London’s famous Covent Garden,to anyone. That would be dis-service to humanity.

  4. Nirupa Sing says:

    I am so happy to hear that the Africa Centre is still there and hasn’t been lost. I had my first solo exhibition there in around 1990! It is an amazing location and I could not understand why it was in this threatened position. It can’t be lost. Nirupa Sing, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  5. Its a very sad thing to even consider selling off such a place.
    I totally support the centre and will continue to attend its events.
    Save the Africa Centre!

  6. it would be great to not only save the Africa Centre but make it a better and more vibrant reflection of the continent, the Centre’s members and activities right in the heart of London. With the growing profile of Africa in so many walks of life including business and the arts, why would we want for anything other than enhancing this iconic and emotive centre?

    Mohan Yogendran

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