Ethiopia swears in first female Supreme Court chief

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By Bukola Adebayo, CNN

Meaza Ashenafi, a human right lawyer, becomes the first woman to head Ethiopia’s Supreme Court.

(CNN)Human rights lawyer Meaza Ashenafi was sworn in Thursday as the head of Ethiopia’s Supreme Court by the country’s parliament in a wave of appointments for women in top government positions.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed nominated Meaza, the country’s chief of staff announced. The Ethiopian leader has pushed for more female representation in his Cabinet.
“She brings a track record of competence and relevant experience to the role,” Abiy’s top aide, Fitsum Arega, said on Twitter, adding that her position signaled the country’s move toward “gender parity” in key leadership positions.
Meaza has been an adviser on gender and women’s rights at the UN Economic Commission for Africa based in Ethiopia’s capital of Addis Ababa.
She founded the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association and served as a High Court judge.
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Meaza’s appointment comes a week after Ethiopia elected Sahle-Work Zewde as its first woman President, a move lauded as setting new standards for female leadership in the African nation.
Women make up half of the country’s ministerial positions following a Cabinet reshuffle by Abiy, who leads Ethiopia’s government and policy.
Abiy, Africa’s youngest head of government at age 42,has embarked on liberal reforms since taking office in April.
He honored an agreement that ended a 20-year border war with neighboring Eritrea and freed journalists, bloggers and political prisoners jailed by previous administrations.
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3 Responses to Ethiopia swears in first female Supreme Court chief

  1. This is congra for Meaza. But you remembered that during 1997 pre-election campaign as a human right & civil right activists you were in mind of many people.

    But then people afraid of you as your activist movement were not clear to many of your supporters. So this will be a right time for you to do things right, do your job autonomously, and reward those people who seek justice, fairness and human right by law.

    Wish you a good time keeping in mind that you are shouldering a voice of many disadvantaged groups.

    Long live to Ethiopia!!

    Yetesfa Chilanchele
    November 2, 2018 at 12:50 pm
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  2. Let us just be real! Ethiopian people never had REAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WHO RESPECT “RULE OF LAW” I do think Human rights lawyer Meaza Ashenafi would do a good job and create true Justice System in the land of Ethiopia! such as:

    I do not want to use the word Regions, because it is TPLF apartheid regime plot to divided Ethiopian People based of Ethnicity!!!so I use Province!

    TPLF annexation of part of Gonder and Wollo Province to TPLF Tigray Province !would be somewhere to start investigation and give the true justice for people who is crying out laud for the last 27 years for true justice!” The land of Ethiopian federal supreme court justice have the power to give them justice”

    For the last 105 years to be exact, since 1913 after the death of our beloved Ethiopian Hero King Menelik II. Ethiopian people never had Real caring Leader except been used, abused, robbed, brutally murdered by savages selfish and heartless fake Ethiopian people leaders.
    1. 1913, when Ethiopian Hero King Menelik II died. Power Hungry Haile Selasse took advantage of King Menelik II Death. 1930 cold blood killer male chauvinist Haile Selasse murdered Queen Zewditu King Menelik Daughter who were in charge of leading Ethiopian people!
    2. Savage Fake King Haile Selassie is not real King. He does not have any blood relationship with King Menelik. He named himself as Solomonic Dynasty yet he was just average Joe born in little town of Harar Ejersa Goro from Muslim Mother and Christian Father!
    3. 1930 Savage Fake King Haile Selassie after he murdered Daughter of King Meneil Queen Zewditu Empress of Ethiopia cold blood. Automatically he named himself as King of Ethiopia King Haile Selassie and brutally ruled Ethiopia from 1930-1974 for 44 long years!

    1886 Battle of Adawa our beloved Ethiopian Hero Real King Menelik II defeated Italy and brought Decisive Ethiopian Victory!
    • 1935 when Italy came for the second time 1935 and invaded Ethiopia! Savage fake King Haile Selassie, instead facing, fighting Ethiopia Enemy Italy Fascist like Ethiopian Real King Hero King Menilk II. Fake shameless Haile Selassie became fearful of his fucking life and his immediate life and fled Ethiopia to England. Left Ethiopian people to fight Italy Ethiopian Enemy alone without their leader!!!
    From 1935-1936 Millions of Ethiopian people fight against fascist Italy and sacrificed their life’s and defeated Italy for the second time in 1936. Savage Heartless Fake King Haile Selasse once he knew Italy were defeated by Ethiopian people. Shamelessly returned to Ethiopia & Reclaim his position as a King of Ethiopia and ruled by his savage practice!
    • Savage Fake King Haile Selassie from 1930-1974 robbed billions of dollars from Ethiopian people and stashed it Swiss Bank, while more than in early 80ties famine claimed the lives more than 3 million Ethiopian and the famine put more than 10 Million people at risk of starvation.
    • In the 80ties right after millions of starvation death in Ethiopia, Ethiopian people had enough of Savage Fake King Haile Sellase rule. Fake King Hile Selasse finally overthrown by Ethiopian people 1974!
    1974, when Ethiopian people finally thought end of dictator savage Fake King Haile Selasse era is done. Ethiopian people faced another brutal Derg Military Regime leader Colonel Mengistu Hilemariam From 1977-1991!
    • Brutal Dictator Mengistu Derg Regime, during his control of Ethiopia, he changed his position multiple time even though Ethiopian people protest and urged they want real Democratic elected Leader for Ethiopia.
    • From 1974-1991 Dreg Regime murdered and tortured millions of innocent Ethiopian
    • Dreg Regime took people property and land by the name of reform of land ownership without any justification!
    • Dreg Regime murdered more than 60 former High profile Haile Selasse Ministers without given a chance to face Justice of “INNOCENT UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY”
    Finally 1991 Dictator Mengistu Hailemariam also robbed billions of dollars from Ethiopian people and fled the county and living lavish life in Zimbabwe!
    1991, when Ethiopian people thought finally they were going to have democratic elected Leader by the people for Ethiopian . Another savage leader pops up like pop corn. This time Ethiopia lead by TPLF/BANDA & brutal apartheid Regime PM.Melese Zenawi is worst than Fake king Haile Selasse and Dreg regime!
    • Dictator TPLF/ BANDA apartheid era leader Prime Minister Melese Zenawi ruled Ethiopia from 1991-2012 until his death. Melese Zenawi Apartheid regime divided Ethiopian people based of Ethnic and in the process more than 10 million people murdered, tortured including 1997 cold blood massacred at the street of Addis Ababa against innocent peaceful protestor, because of his parasites ethnic division regime, still Ethiopian people murdering each other each day over Ethnical differences!!!

    During Dictator Dreg Mengistu regime 44 years ago by the name of “LAND REFORM AND ABOLISHED PROPERTY OWNERSHIP. DERG REGIME TOOK ETHIOPIAN PEOPLE PROPERTY BY FORCE” the list of property and land ownership name and address already in the record you could easily find it!!!
    • CURRENT Dr. Abyi Ahmed Regime HAVE TO Return ALL THE PROPERTY TOOK BY DECTATOR MENGISTU REGIME DURING 1974-1991!
    Right now TPLF Regime removing people by giving excuse people property “KEBELE PROPERTY IS GOVERNMENT PROPERTY” IN ACTUALlY IT IS NOT FOR THE FACT THAT THE OWNER OF THOSE KEBELE PROPERTY STILL LIVING IN POVERTY, BECAUSE THEIR PROPERTY IS TAKEN 44 YEARS AGO BY FORCE DURING DERG REGIME, TPLF MELESE ZENAWI DID NOT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IT, BECAUSE IT IS NOT TIGRAY PEOPLE PROPERTY IN MEKELE!!!
    Ethiopian people who owns multiple home and land been robbed during Mengistu dictator era 44 years ago has to return to the rightful owner! Since Ethiopian moving toward transitional to real democracy, JUSTICE SYSTEM because of our beloved pure Ethiopian Hero PM. Abiy Ahmed!

    Real Democracy will win!

    REAL DEMOCRACY WILL WIN!!!
    November 2, 2018 at 2:41 pm
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  3. This is congra for Meaza. But you remembered that during 1997 pre-election campaign as a human right & civil right activist you were in mind of many people.

    But then people afraid of you as your activist movement were not clear to many of your supporters. So this will be a right time for you to do things right, do your job autonomously, and reward those people who seek justice, fairness and human right by law.

    Wish you a good time keeping in mind that you are shouldering a voice of many disadvantaged groups.

    Long live to Ethiopia!!

    Yetesfa Chilanchele
    November 6, 2018 at 12:06 am
    Reply

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