Joyce Banda Becomes Southern Africa’s First Lady Head of State After Rumors of a Power Struggle

Shortly after the confirmation of President Bingu wa Mutharika's death early on Saturday, Malawi's Vice President Joyce Banda was sworn in as the country's — and southern Africa's — first female head of state. Banda, who'd served as vice president since 2009, was cheered by crowds during and after her oath before… »4/07/12 5:30pm4/07/12 5:30pm