While many of the African male freedom fighters are well-known, their female counterparts have been largely forgotten. These women, usually left to the margins of the society, were quite instrumental in the fight for the liberation of their respective countries.
Some women went to the battlefront, arming themselves to fight off the enemies. Others opted for the civilian and activist role, ensuring that the important facets of the liberation fight are not forgotten.
Here are some of the unsung female African heroes you should know.