Latest- Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa appointed election boss

Addis Abba- A former judge and opposition leader has been sworn in as the head of Ethiopia’s electoral board.

The new election boss, is Birtukan Mideksa, her appointment is the latest steps where women have been put in key places in public office.

Ms Birtukan only returned to Ethiopia in the beginning of this month, after seven years in exile in the United States.

She was among dozens of opposition leaders who were arrested in the aftermath of the violent elections of 2005, which led to hundred of deaths.

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