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Women Take Top Posts as Ethiopian Politics Evolve

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Ethiopian lawmakers have appointed the country's first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde.  The position is ceremonial in Ethiopia.  Nevertheless, the spokesman for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed called the move "historic" and said it shows women will play key roles in Ethiopian politics. Sahle-Work's appointment Thursday follows a Cabinet reorganization by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that resulted in women getting 50 percent of the government's top...

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