Women win half of Ethiopia's cabinet roles in reshuffle

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The country’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, also created a new peace ministry in the latest in a string of reforms

Ethiopia’s prime minister has appointed women to half the posts in his cabinet and created a new Ministry of Peace in a sweeping reshuffle that will reinforce the momentum of his radical reform programme in the vast, strategically significant African country.

Abiy Ahmed has turned the region’s politics on its head with a string of reforms since being appointed in April, earning comparisons to Nelson Mandela, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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