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Here are 7 women who've led their African countries as president

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Sahle-Work Zewde leaves the Parliament after being elected as Ethiopia's first female President in Addis Ababa on October 25, 2018
Sahle-Work Zewde leaves the Parliament after being elected as Ethiopia's first female President in Addis Ababa on October 25, 2018

The historical moment of Sahle-Work Zewde being appointed as the first woman President of Ethiopia in 2018 gave rise to an increased hope of more women being elected in key structures of society.

While we still have a long way to go, these are the women who have served their countries as president.

READ MORE: WATCH: Who was the first woman to run for president? Not Hillary Clinton

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