Sahle-Work Zewde, the first female President of Ethiopia


Ethiopia members of parliament have elected Ms. Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female President.

Ms. Sahle-Work is an experienced diplomat who has now become Africa’s only female head of state.

Her election to the ceremonial position comes a week after Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women.

After being sworn in, President Sahle-Work promised to work hard to make gender equality a reality in Ethiopia.

Categories: Ethiopia

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