4 African presidents who have shown great kindness

November 13, 2018 at 10:00 am | Opinions & Features

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

November 13, 2018 at 10:00 am | Opinions & Features

Abiy Ahmed Ali

He may not the favourite of many Ethiopians but Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has, since his appointment, made it a necessity to give women a chance in governmental decisions that affect the lives of the everyday Ethiopians and the development and progress of the country.

His act of kindness to give women a more than deserving chance and elevation stems from the belief that women are less corrupt than men and can help make progressive plans easier.

Early in October, he appointed women to half of his government’s ministerial posts. The historic appointments included  Aisha Mohammed, who is the first woman to become a defence minister and the appointment of Meaza Ashenafi as the country’s first female Chief Justice.  Also historic was the appointment of  Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president following the resignation of President Mulatu Teshome. 

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