Ethiopia's President Sahle-Work Zewde looks on after offering flowers during a peace ceremony at John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, South Sudan, on October 31, 2018. / AFP / Akuot CHOL
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Ethiopia's parliament Thursday 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 10 female ministers to make Ethiopia the third country in Africa – after Rwanda and Seychelles – to have its cabinet split equally between men and women.Under Ethiopia's constitution, the court system operates independent of government.
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