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Malawi's Banda under pressure to fix economy
People expect new president to create jobs and attract foreign investment.
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2012 16:57

With the swearing in of former Vice-President Joyce Banda on Saturday, Malawi has a new president.

She took over as leader after Bingu wa Mutharika's death in office after a heart attack last week.

Malawians have high expectations of their new leader. She is under pressure to create jobs, attract foreign investment, and fix the country's struggling economy.

Haru Mutasa reports from Lilongwe.

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Al Jazeera
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