An­other first for Ethiopia

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - World/region -

Ad­dis Ababa – Ethiopia’s par­lia­ment yes­ter­day swore in the coun­try’s first fe­male supreme court pres­i­dent, build­ing on ef­forts by re­formist Prime Min­is­ter Abiy Ahmed to achieve gen­der par­ity in gov­ern­ment.

The ap­point­ment of Meaza Ashenafi comes two weeks af­ter Abiy named ten fe­male min­is­ters to make Ethiopia the third coun­try in Africa – af­ter Rwanda and Sey­chelles – to have its cabi­net split equally be­tween men and women.

Meaza Ashenafi

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