South Sudan - women aspire to claim speaker's position

The leadership of the People’s Liberal Party is urging Equatorian female parliamentarians in the Transitional National Assembly (TNLA) to aspire to the position of Speaker. 
South Sudan's peace agreement signed in August last year mandated that the speakership be given to somebody from the Equatoria region, which comprises the three southern states of South Sudan covering a large number of ethnic groups.
Isaac Louise, the Party Secretary-General, said it would be unfortunate if all the top leadership in the country are men, pointing to the principle enshrined in the constitution of allocating 25% representation to women at various levels of government.