Mauritius’ first female chief justice was on Thursday sworn in.
Bibi Rehana Mungly-Gulbul, 61, was appointed to head the Supreme Court by the president. It is the highest court in Mauritius.
Mungly-Gulbul was called to the bar in 1983 in Wales after studying law in England. She returned to Mauritius for private practice in the same year.
She takes over from Asraf Caunhye, who retired after 20 years.
Her deputy will also be a woman, Justice Nirmala Devat.