GABORONE, Botswana (AP) _ First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday met two Botswana women who have fought personal battles over racist and sexist discrimination.

Over tea at the U.S. ambassador's residence, Mrs. Clinton talked to Ruth Khama, the widow of Botswana's founding president, Seretse Khama. The couple was exiled for five years because of their interracial marriage.

The London-born Lady Khama married Khama in England in the late 1940s despite pressure from Britain and South Africa, whose northern border joints Botswana.

Botswana, then still a protectorate of England, refused the married couple readmission. Sir Khama became president when Botswana gained independence in 1966 and governed until 1980.

Mrs. Clinton, who arrived in the Botswana capital Sunday with her husband, also met Unity Dow, a Botswana woman whose children were denied Botswana citizenship because she had married a foreigner.

Mrs. Clinton also entertained Olebile Masire and Barbara Mogae, the wives of the president and vice president.