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Balete Ethnic Group Gets First Female Chief

From Times Wire Reports

Draped in a ceremonial leopard skin, a former bank manager was installed as the first female paramount chief in Botswana.

Mosadi Seboko took over as the highest-ranking chief of the Balete people in a celebration attended by thousands, including some of the country’s top political figures, in the rural village of Ramotswa, about 20 miles south of the capital, Gaborone. She is one of eight such chiefs in the country. Her father and brother preceded her in office.


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