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Ethiopia’s New Prime Minister Appoints 50% Women to New Cabinet

October 22, 2018

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is about to make a major mark on the country again, this time through the selection of a cabinet of 50% women.

Abiy Ahmed, the 15th Prime Minister of Ethiopia. Photo: Odaw, CC

As reported in Trillions, Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister made some major changes in the whole concept of his cabinet. These include appointing 50% women to the group, plus creating a new post of minister of peace.


He has also launched a series of other reforms to attempt to shake up the nation in a positive way. These include most notably making peace with Eritrea after two decades of fighting, and moving to privatize certain state-owned companies.

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