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.