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Wpg Free Press: Retired Winnipeg IT pro named head woman of African tribe

June 24, 2015 — 

As the Winnipeg Free Press reports, since retiring from the University of Manitoba as an information technology administrator, Debbie Norman took on a very unusual post-retirement job.

The longtime volunteer in Zambia was named head woman by the chief of the Tonga tribe in the southern town of Pemba last month. It’s a rare honour for a woman in a society ruled by men.

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