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Ethiopia Just Made History by Electing Its 1st Female President

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Ethiopia Just Made History by Electing Its 1st Female President

By Maiysha Kai via https://www.theroot.com

History was made in Ethiopia on Thursday when former United Nations official Sahle-Work Zewde became the nation’s first woman to be elected president. The appointment of the veteran diplomat comes amidst a “pink wave” in Africa’s second-most populated country, with the full support of Ethiopia’s progressive new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, who was elected in April.

Since that time, there have been significant shifts in the government, with half of Ethiopia’s cabinet posts now held by women, including the Ministry of Peace, which controls the country’s intelligence agency and security forces.

In addition to becoming Ethiopia’s first woman president, which some note has ….

 

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