[QODLink]
Africa
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.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Afghan militias have accumulated a lengthy record of human-rights abuses, including murders and rapes.
Growing poverty is strengthening a trend among UK Muslims to fund charitable work closer to home.
A groundbreaking study from Johns Hopkins University shows that for big segments of the US population it is.
Critics claim a vaguely worded secrecy law gives the Japanese government sweeping powers.
A new book looks at Himalayan nation's decades of political change and difficult transition from monarchy to democracy.
join our mailing list