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    Haile Selassie and his quest to develop a Westernised medical system in Ethiopia

Haile Selassie and his quest to develop a Westernised medical system in Ethiopia

Julianne Weis explores how a colonial mindset on Africa’s place and capacity in relation to Western medicine was fixed and applied to Ethiopia, even though the East African country had never been subject to sustained, colonial occupation like neighbouring African nations.

When Emperor Haile Selassie returned to Addis Ababa from exile in 1941, he granted immediate amnesty to the Italian […]

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    Masculinity and Militarisation under an Illiberal Democratic Regime

Masculinity and Militarisation under an Illiberal Democratic Regime

Rebecca Tapscott explores how Uganda’s ruling regime leverages tensions between masculine ideal-types to govern young men in the informal security sector.

In a new article, Policing men: militarised masculinity, youth livelihoods, and security in conflict-affected northern Uganda, Dr Rebecca Tapscott examines what masculinity can tell us about how the Ugandan state—an illiberal yet nominally democratic regime—governs its civilian population. Through […]

January 10th, 2018|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|

Book Review: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by Pamela Scully

 In scarcely 100 short pages, this excellent addition to the Ohio Short Histories of Africa series offers a valuable perspective on Liberia’s outgoing President, and Africa’s first elected female Head of State.  With its small size yet wide scope, it sometimes reads less as a biography of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and more as a potted history of the Republic […]

Reading List: Most popular @AfricaAtLSE blog posts of 2017

It is that time of the year when we stop to take stock of the last 12 months and we are happy to present the best-read @AfricaAtLSE blog posts of 2016, as voted by you with your clicks. If you missed any of these, here is your opportunity to catch up!

Film Review: NGO – Nothing Going On -LSE […]

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    Is Liberia’s Sirleaf really standing up for women? #LiberiaDecides

Is Liberia’s Sirleaf really standing up for women? #LiberiaDecides

Robtel Neajai Pailey and Korto Reeves Williams say that President Sirleaf’s promise to campaign for women candidates in Liberia’s upcoming elections comes too little, too late.
In a public statement earlier in August 2017, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Africa’s first woman elected head of state – vowed to campaign actively for female candidates running in presidential and legislative elections in […]

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    Book Review: Marriage by Force?: Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa by Annie Bunting, Benjamin N. Lawrance, and Richard L. Roberts (eds.)

Book Review: Marriage by Force?: Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa by Annie Bunting, Benjamin N. Lawrance, and Richard L. Roberts (eds.)

Rhian Keyse recommends this book as essential reading for scholars and practitioners engaging in work to analyse and intervene in gender-based violence on the African continent and elsewhere.

Forced marriage in sub-Saharan Africa is a source of much international debate, especially with recent legal and policy attention to the role of such practices in conflict situations. Well-reported instances such as […]

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    African Women Judges and Gender Parity on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

African Women Judges and Gender Parity on the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

As the African Union keeps its pledge to promote gender parity in the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, Josephine Dawuni hopes that other sub-regional courts on the continent will follow their example.

At the recently ended 28th African Union Summit, held January 22-31 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union has finally made good on its promise […]

March 13th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|

In Honour of Everyday Heroes #IWD2017 #BeBoldforChange

On International Women’s Day 2017, Rochelle Burgess recalls an encounter with a mother of three in a rural village in South Africa. She contends that it is in the stories and struggles of women in such far off places where the most crucial lessons for female leadership in Africa can be found.

Nearly 10 years ago, I organised a […]

March 8th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
  • Permalink A group of female UNAMID peacekeepers participate at the march organized by UNAMID Gender Advisory Unit in collaboration with the State Advisory of Women and Children Affairs in El Fasher, North Darfur. to commemorate the International Women's Day 2014 
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    Why Do Women’s Rights Advance More Quickly after Major Conflict? #IWD2017

Why Do Women’s Rights Advance More Quickly after Major Conflict? #IWD2017

On International Women’s Day 2017, Aili Mari Tripp discusses insights from her research on the advancement of women’s right in postconflict societies in Africa. She argues that in many cases, the very disruptions caused by major conflicts have enabled women to mobilise and assume new roles in both the economy and politics, transforming legal, institutional, and normative frameworks along […]

March 8th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|
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    Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017 #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

Reading List: @AfricaAtLSE Blog Celebrates International Women’s Day 2017 #IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

In honour of International Women’s Day 2017 on March 8th, we’ve explored our archives and come up with a list of the most compelling #LSEWomen blog posts covering women in Africa over the last few years. If you missed any of these, here is your opportunity to catch up!

 From Conversation to Action: The Role of Women Empowerment in Transforming Africa – Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi […]

March 6th, 2017|Featured, Gender|0 Comments|

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