Joyce Banda New Malawi President
Clare Hudd, Freelance Writer
Joyce Banda has been sworn in as the new Malawi President after the previous President, Bingu wa Mutharika, died of a heart attack after calls for his resignation.
Banda, who is the nations first female leader, was sworn in amid applause and singing whilst reciting her oath.
After being expelled from Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party Banda has since formed her own People's Party. She is also a member of an African women's movement.
Joyce Banda is the second leader of an African state, after Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.
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