Women’s Activism in Africa: Struggles for Rights and Representation

Our popular Book Club feature brings you accessible and powerful summaries of the best books on Africa. In this edition, Balghis Badri and Aili...

Ethiopia elects first female president

On 25 October 2018, the Ethiopian parliament elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s new president. Sahle-Work, who is a long-time diplomat, becomes Ethiopia’s first...

The Book Club: Women, Dictatorships and Genderwashing

In the latest instalment of our popular Book Club feature, which brings you the latest and greatest works on African politics, Joanna Allan draws...

IWD: How democracy is failing women

In honour of International Women's Day 2019 Susan Dodsworth and our very own Nic Cheeseman have published a hard hitting critique of the way...

Women politicians in Africa face huge odds but can make a...

Africa sees some of the highest rates of female political participation in the world in countries like Rwanda, but also some of the lowest...

DIA Book Club: African Women, ICT and Neoliberal Governance

Assata Zerai explains the double displacement of scholarship by African women. In audaciously calling for a transformation in social sciences epistemology, she argues for...

Women appointed to “team Abiy” in Ethiopia

In a recent series of landmark announcements introducing gender parity into Ethiopia’s political landscape, Ethiopia’s new President Abiy Ahmed made the country and the...

DIA BOOK CLUB: War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization...

How do women experience war? Does war reconfigure gender power relations? Marie E. Berry explores these and other questions in her new book: War,...

DIA Book Club: Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict

The DIA Book Club presents insights from Suad Musa’s new book, Hawks and Doves in Sudan’s Armed Conflict (James Currey, 2018). In this blog, she...

Leaving the girls behind: child soldiers in the DRC

What happens when child soldiers return home? Bill Snaddon writes about the fraught experiences of female child soldiers re-joining their families and communities in...