King Peggy is the first woman ruler of Otuam, Ghana.

*An American secretary living in Maryland got a phone call at 4 a.m. informing her that her uncle had died and she had been chosen as the first woman to rule in Otuam, a fishing community of 7,000 people in Ghana.

Peggielene Bartels, 57, accepted the job and now juggles two lives — from the palace in Otuam and from a modest condo outside Washington, D.C.

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