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...

Reflections on Feminist Social Movements and Political Consciousness in Malawi

 In this blog, Dr Simukai Chigudu analyses the emergence of women who are mobilising around their experience of HIV/AIDs, not just to campaign for...

Rwanda: Liberation by numbers?

Our co-editor, SJ Cooper-Knock takes a look at Rwanda, which is often praised for leading the way on women's representation in parliament. What do the...

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...

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...

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...

Do Kenyan women get a fair deal?

Kenya is a mass of contradictions when it comes to gender, argues our co-editor Nic Cheeseman. So how well are women faring in terms...

Is Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf really standing up for women?

Robtel Neajai Pailey and Korto Reeves Williams re-evaluate the nobel prize winner and ask whether having women in power in Africa actually makes a...

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...

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...