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U.S. hails constitutional transfer of power in Malawi

WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday congratulated Joyce Banda on becoming Malawi’s new president following what it hailed as a peaceful and constitutional transfer of power. In Lilongwe, Banda on Saturday told supporters there was no room for revenge as she was sworn in as Africa’s second female head…

Women’s rights activist poised to become Malawi’s new president

Joyce Banda, who rose to prominence in Malawi as a relentless advocate for women’s rights, now appears set to become only the second female African head of state in modern times. She become Malawi’s first woman vice president in 2009 as the running mate of President Bingu wa Mutharika, who…