Sahle-Work Zewde has been sworn-in as Ethiopia’s first female president by members of parliament.
Her swearing-in comes a week after Ethiopia elected more females into its cabinet.
The former diplomat has served as an ambassador previously for Ethiopia in Senegal, Djibouti and France.
She was a special representative of the United Nations Secretary General to the African Union and head of peace-building in the Central African Republic.
President Sahle-Work emphasized on working and promoting gender equality in Ethiopia and also to promote peace in her country.
She will serve two six year terms under Ethiopia’s reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.