Information Center: 11/2007

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Rosemarie Skaine
November 8, 2007

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.

Roland Kaehr, and Louis Perrois
November 2, 2007

This article examines the history of the Fang people who traveled with colonial officers, missionaries, doctors, and other explorers within northern Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and southern Cameroon.

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