Ethiopia Appoints First Female as New president.

Sahle-Work

Ethiopia first female president promised to focus on gender equality.

Ethiopian members of parliament have elected Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president on Thursday, 25 October.

Sahle-Work Zewde

Zewde is at present UN under-Secretary-General and special representative of its Secretary General to the African Union.

After being sworn in, she pledged to promote peace while addressing parliament.
She said:
“I urge you all, to uphold our peace, in the name of a mother, who is the first to suffer from the absence of peace.”

Zewde also promise to work hard to make gender equality a reality in Ethiopia.

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Sahle-Woke Zewde was Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the African Union and the United Nations economic Commission for Africa.

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