Women Political Leaders in Africa

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In Africa, women leaders have a strong legacy. Female pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt, queens and queen mothers have reigned throughout contemporary Africa, and women across the continent have led modern liberation movements.
This book's wide-ranging examination of African women leaders focuses especially on women in elected or appointed national government positions. The author provides an extensive analysis of the progress made by women leaders in each individual country, as well...
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Overview

In Africa, women leaders have a strong legacy. Female pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt, queens and queen mothers have reigned throughout contemporary Africa, and women across the continent have led modern liberation movements.
This book's wide-ranging examination of African women leaders focuses especially on women in elected or appointed national government positions. The author provides an extensive analysis of the progress made by women leaders in each individual country, as well as an overall analysis of the historical role of women in African governments. In addition, the book offers in-depth profiles of eleven women in high office, including current Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Mozambique prime minister Luisa Diogo. Appendix 1 shows the current number of women in national parliaments worldwide, and Appendix 2 lists quotas for the percentage of women in African parliaments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786432998
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/8/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sociologist Rosemarie Skaine lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She has also written Female Suicide Bombers (2006), Female Genital Mutilation (2005), The Cuban Family (2004), Paternity and American Law (2003), The Women of Afghanistan Under the Taliban (2002), Women College Basketball Coaches (2001), Women at War (1999) and Power and Gender (1996).

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     1
Women and Governance in Africa
African Women Leaders: Historical Roles and Present-Day Status     5
Women of Africa in New or Changing Roles     13
Leadership and Globalism     27
Profiles of African Women Leaders     33
Progress of African Women by Country
Introduction     61
North Africa
People's Democratic Republic of Algeria     65
Arab Republic of Egypt     67
Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriyah     68
Islamic Republic of Mauritania     69
Kingdom of Morocco     71
Republic of the Sudan     72
Tunisian Republic     73
Western Sahara     75
Central Africa
Republic of Cameroon     77
Central African Republic     78
Republic of Chad     79
Republic of the Congo     80
Equatorial Guinea     82
Gabonese Republic     83
Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe     84
East Africa
Republic of Burundi     87
Union of the Comoros     89
Democratic Republic of the Congo     89
Republic of Djibouti     91
Stateof Eritrea     93
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia     94
Republic of Kenya     96
Republic of Madagascar     97
Republic of Rwanda     98
Republic of Seychelles     100
Somalia     101
Republic of Somaliland     102
United Republic of Tanzania     105
Republic of Uganda     107
West Africa
Republic of Benin     109
Burkina Faso     110
Republic of Cape Verde     111
Republic of Cote d'Ivoire     113
Republic of The Gambia     114
Republic of Ghana     116
Republic of Guinea     117
Republic of Guinea-Bissau     119
Republic of Liberia     120
Republic of Mali     122
Republic of Niger     123
Federal Republic of Nigeria     125
Republic of Senegal     127
Republic of Sierra Leone     128
Togolese Republic     129
Southern Africa
Republic of Angola     132
Republic of Botswana     133
Kingdom of Lesotho     135
Republic of Malawi     137
Republic of Mauritius      139
Republic of Mozambique     140
Republic of Namibia     141
Republic of South Africa     143
Kingdom of Swaziland     145
Republic of Zambia     146
Republic of Zimbabwe     148
Conclusion: Leadership, Power and Decision Making     153
Women in Parliaments     157
Abbreviations and Glossary     163
Chapter Notes     165
Bibliography     187
Index     201
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