Sunday, April 08, 2012

Joyce Banda is Malawi's new President

Malawi has a new President. It's a first - a lady President. Joyce Banda was sworn in as Malawi's president on Saturday, becoming southern Africa's first female head of state and raising hopes for a fresh start in the small, poor nation after the death of her mercurial predecessor.

Banda, a 61-year-old policeman's daughter who has won international recognition for championing the education of underprivileged girls, had served as vice president under Bingu wa Mutharika, who died on Thursday following a heart attack.

Source: The Star..Women's activist Banda becomes Malawi's president

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