Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Feminist icon or femocrat?

As President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf leaves office, it is tempting to speak of her as an « international feminist icon ». Her power play is an ode to matrilineal politics which dominated the continent before the advent of colonialism. Alongside the Queen Mother in the Kingdom of Baganda and the members of women’s assemblies in the Yoruba tribe,…

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