Sahle-Work Zewde arrives at the parliament to be elected as the president of Ethiopia. Her victory marks the first woman to be made leader of the African nation. Photo: EPA

World leaders praise Ethiopia for electing first female president and installing gender-equal cabinet

  • Seasoned diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde is the only current female head of state on the continent
  • Women were selected to lead the new Ministry of Peace, the National Intelligence and Security Service and the Federal Police Commission
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Sahle-Work Zewde arrives at the parliament to be elected as the president of Ethiopia. Her victory marks the first woman to be made leader of the African nation. Photo: EPA
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