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56-year-old Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been made president of Mauritius.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim ? the biologist who gave the TED Talk ?Humble plants that hide surprising secrets? ? was sworn in today as the sixth president of Mauritius, a small island off the coast of Africa, about 500 miles past Madagascar.

Gurib-Fakim was appointed to the position by Mauritius? parliament, and is the country?s first female president.

spyghana.com

 

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