Africa’s female fighters: They bled and died on the battlefields of freedom – and were forgotten after victory By Marthe Van Der WOLF

One of the boys: Congolese soldiers attend a decoration ceremony for 89 new lieutenants, including nine women, at a military academy in Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

One of the boys: Congolese soldiers attend a decoration ceremony for 89 new lieutenants, including nine women, at a military academy in Kananga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Up to 30% of the total forces in the Tigray and Eritrean liberation movements were women.