Ethiopia Appoints Sahle-Work Zewde As 1st Female President

Ethiopia appointed diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as its first-ever female President. The position of the President is largely ceremonial in the nation.
Zewde was appointed by the Ethiopian lawmakers through a unanimous vote. She would be replacing Mulatu Teshome Wirtu. Prior to her appointment, she was serving as the UN’s top official at the African Union.
Source- The Hindu
 
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018: 
  • Ethiopia Capital: Addis Ababa, Currency: Ethiopian birr.