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Minister of Peace Muferiat Kamil

Ethiopian PM hands half of cabinet jobs to women, even defence

ADDIS ABABA: Ethio­pi­­an Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Tuesday unvei­led a downsized cabinet where, in a first, half the members are women, a top official said. Women occupy key positions in the 20-member cabinet that includes a newly created Ministry of Peace to oversee the federal police and intelligence agencies, Abiy’s Chief of Staff Fitsum Arega said. Ethiopia is now the second African nation after Rwanda to achieve gender parity in its cabinet, and one of only a handful of nations to achieve this worldwide.…