“The Ethiopian Catholic Church believes that President Sahle-Work Zewde, who has years of impressive diplomatic experience, will further strengthen the leading role Ethiopia is playing in the region and further enhance the soft power of the country at an international level,” said the church statement. It said it hoped Zewde’s election would inspire women and young girls throughout the country to recognize their potential and strive to become influential actors in the international arena. Political power in Ethiopia is currently wielded by the prime minister, with the president’s role being restricted to attending ceremonies and functions. In early November, the government appointed 54-year-old Meaza Ashenafi as the first female Supreme Court president. She is the founder of the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association and has worked at the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Source: Ethiopian News November 07, 2018 08:41 UTC