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Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia’s first female president

from BBC News

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected 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 Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet with half the posts taken up by women. 

Fighting for women’s rights

By Bekele Atoma, BBC Afaan Oromoo

The new president was keen to make a point about gender equality right from the start, telling MPs that if they thought she was talking too much about women, she had only just begun. Click here to continue reading

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