Joyce Banda sworn in as new Malawi president


BBC – She becomes southern Africa’s first female head of state after taking the oath before parliament in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe. Ms Banda, who had been vice-president since 2009, was cheered and applauded before, during and after the ceremony. Mr Mutharika, 78, went into cardiac arrest on Thursday, although his death was not confirmed until Saturday. Read article

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