The Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) recently made an announcement which has sparked mixed reactions online. The bank announced it had opened a branch in Addis Ababa which will have just women as staff.

Social media went agog with several comments, some of which called for the bank to reconsider this decision while others said it was a weak publicity stunt.


Over the last year, Ethiopia has been lauded by many for giving women a chance to prove themselves. The country is the only one in Africa to have a female president. When Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed came into office, he reshuffled his cabinet. His current cabinet is made up of 50 percent women. These are just a few of the several offices held by women in the country.

You can read some of the social media reactions below.

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