Ethiopia Appoints First Female President

HeadlineOct 26, 2018

In Ethiopia, lawmakers appointed the country’s first female president Thursday. Sahle-Work Zewde is a high-level diplomat who served as head of the African Union prior to her presidential appointment and is currently the only woman president in Africa. Earlier this month, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed unveiled his new Cabinet, appointing women to a record 50 percent of positions.

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