Ethiopia appoints first female president in its modern history in latest reform

Washington Post ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethiopia’s Parliament on Thursday approved the East African country’s first female president, Sahle-Work Zewde, a veteran of the United Nations and the diplomatic corps. The position... Read more »

Israel appoints first Ethiopian-born ambassador to Ethiopia

Twenty-eight years after making aliya from Ethiopia, Belaynesh Zevadia will return to her birthplace in the summer – this time as Israel’s ambassador. The Foreign Ministry’s appointments committee on Tuesday announced Zevadia’s... Read more »
Sahle-Work Zewde

Secretary-General Appoints Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairob

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). Ms. Zewde will be the first person to be appointed... Read more »