The slow and painful death of the feminist agenda in South...

What happened to the feminist agenda that swept South Africa 25 years ago? Amanda Gouws investigates, and finds that despite a lot of hard...

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...

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,...

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...

Ghana’s new Chief Justice has a tough job on her hands

The country’s second female Chief Justice inherits a judiciary that is still reeling from an undercover media investigation that revealed endemic corruption, writes Michael...

What does the “coup that’s not a coup” mean for democracy...

Read the statement by #SheVotes, a Zimbabwean civil society movement seeking to encourage women to register to vote and participate in politics, on the...

Young female political activists and the struggle for democracy in Zimbabwe

Simbarashe argues that young female political activists have injected new energy and reconfigured Zimbabwe’s political landscape. In Zimbabwe, politics is framed and viewed as a...

Democratic breakthroughs in Africa: time to celebrate but worries still linger

With International Day of Democracy on 15th September, Nic Cheeseman takes stock of key trends and developments across sub-Saharan Africa. ***** Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There...

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...