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Women In Liberia  

Mary H. Moran

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Mar 2019
Liberia is a small country on the west coast of Africa, lying within the monsoon tropical forest belt and recording some of the highest annual precipitation rates of any place on earth. ... More

Women in Madagascar  

Faranirina V. Rajaonah

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Jun 2020
Lineage and rootedness in ancestral lands shape the course of women’s lives in Madagascar. Women certainly benefit from this situation, but it also constrains them. Despite the diversity of ... More

Women in Mauritania  

Katherine Ann Wiley

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Apr 2020
Women in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania have significantly influenced their country’s social, economic, religious, political, and artistic realms. How they have done so has been ... More

Women in Mauritius  

Ramola Ramtohul

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Apr 2020
The Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius has a population made up of the descendants of migrants from France, India, Africa, and China. Mauritius has a multicultural and multi-ethnic population ... More

Women in Modern Egypt  

Hoda Elsadda

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Jul 2019
Women in Egypt have always played key roles in society in different historical eras. In the modern period, women were at the forefront of the modernization project that gained momentum at ... More

Women in Namibia  

Heike Becker

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May 2019
Women have had a significant role throughout Namibian history. Prior to colonization men were generally dominant, but certain women of high rank attained powerful positions. Namibian ... More

Women in Nationalist Movements  

Selina Makana

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Jun 2019
Nationalist movements in Africa may have been led by male luminaries, but the influence and successes of these movements largely depended on women’s grassroots organizing and mobilizing. ... More

Women in Northern African History  

Natalya Vince

The 20th century witnessed the emergence of individual women as political actors, women as a category of political and social actors, and women (or “the woman question”) as a theme for ... More

Women in Postcolonial Africa  

Selina Makana

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May 2020
As scholars of Africa continue to challenge the place and role of Africa in world history, shedding light on women as valid historical actors in postcolonial Africa within the last three ... More

Women in Post-Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction in Africa  

Helen Scanlon

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Jul 2019
Women’s experiences of conflict have been the subject of increased international attention since the end of the Cold War and this has been accompanied by a concomitant growth in attention ... More

Women in São Tomé and Príncipe  

Gerhard Seibert

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Jul 2019
With a population of 186,000 (2012) and an area of 1,001 km², the twin-island republic of São Tomé and Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea is the second smallest country in Africa. Following the ... More

Women in Seychelles  

Penda Choppy

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May 2020
Seychellois society is generally perceived to be matrifocal. This is because women’s influence is considered all pervasive, from the family unit to church and political activities and ... More

Women in Somalia  

Safia Aidid

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Mar 2020
Although Somali women have played a dynamic and important role in the making of Somalia’s history, their histories have been obscured by archival limitations and androcentric scholarship. ... More

Women in South Africa  

Jill E. Kelly

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Mar 2020
Gendered processes produced and sustained families and labor in southern Africa from the first hunter-gatherers through the present, but these processes were never static or uncontested. ... More

Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo  

Amandine Lauro

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May 2020
Since the turn of the 21st century, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has frequently been portrayed in international media as “the worst place in the world to be a woman.” The ... More

Women in the Gambia  

Catherine Cymone Fourshey

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Jan 2019
A predominantly rural territory with few urban centers historically, the Gambia holds little in the way of well-known luxury resources commonly discussed in studies of western Africa. ... More

Women in Tunisia  

Boutheina Ben Hassine

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Mar 2020
This article is a review of the dynamics of the evolution of feminist movements in Tunisia starting in the third decade of the 20th century. These movements took advantage of the influence ... More

Women in West African History  

Barbara Cooper

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Feb 2020
Across West Africa up to the 19th century, titled positions for women ensured that women’s interests could be voiced and their disputes regulated. Women often had major roles as brokers and ... More

Women, Power, and the State in Guinea  

Anna Dessertine

Women’s involvement in the processes of state formation is marked by a strong ambivalence in Guinea: female political mobilizations appear as an indispensable advantage for state power when ... More

Women's Legal Rights  

Johanna Bond

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Apr 2019
In the colonial and postcolonial period, African women have advocated for legal reforms that would improve the status of women across the continent. During the colonial period, European ... More

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