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Who run the world? Girls! Ethiopian lawyer takes top job

APPOINTED: Meaza Ashenafi

GENDER EQUALITY seems to be thriving in Ethiopia. After electing their first female president and having a cabinet with an equal gender balance, its been announced that human rights lawyer Meaza Ashenafi has been elected as the first woman to head the country's federal supreme court.

Ashenafi's name was put forward by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and MPs unanimously approved the appointment.

This is the latest in a series of appointments that have seen women in Ethiopia take top positions in the country.

According to BBC, Ashenafi founded the Ethiopian Women's Lawyers Association in 1995, and she was a judge at the high court in the early 1990s.

She has also worked at the UN Economic Commission for Africa and helped develop the country's first bank for women, state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) reports.

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