MAPUTO - Mozambican President Armando Emilio Guebuza has been awarded the 2009 African Gender Award for his inclusion of a large number of women in his government.
The state-controlled news agency Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique said the Senegal-based organisation Femmes Africa Solidarite had chosen Guebuza for the award.
Mozambique's female parliamentarians equal 39,2 percent and were ninth in the world in 2009.
Mozambique elected its first female parliamentary speaker after its 2009 general election. - Sapa