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Malawi's new president talks to Al Jazeera
Banda was sworn in as Malawi's first female head of state on Saturday.
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2012 01:45



Joyce Banda, who rose to prominence as a relentless women's rights advocate, has become Malawi's first female head of state after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, the country's president.

Banda, who has had to navigate the country's turbulent political waters in recent years, took office on Saturday after Mutharika died following a cardiac arrest.

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