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Hillary Clinton Literally Chased Out of Malawi By Bees

Bees — the Secret Service's firearms are useless against them, a fact that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned as she was preparing to depart Malawi on Sunday. Clinton breezed through a six-hour visit to Malawi that included a meeting with President Joyce Banda, as well as two visits to U.S.-endorsed projects… » 8/06/12 9:30am 8/06/12 9:30am

Malawi’s President Joyce Banda Boldly Stands Up for Gay Rights

Joyce Banda, who was recently sworn in as Malawi's first-ever female president, has said that she plans to repeal her country's laws against homosexuality in her first state of the union address, a bold move, notes the Atlantic Wire's Connor Simpson, since homosexuality has been criminalized in 37 African countries… » 5/20/12 4:00pm 5/20/12 4:00pm

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 5:30pm 4/07/12 5:30pm