from Africa News blog:

Is Joyce Banda the answer to Malawi ’s problems?

April 17, 2012

By Isaac Esipisu

The continents’ newest and second Africa’s  female president took over the reins of power in Malawi to offer a new and more responsive style of leadership that is expected to spur economic recovery of one of Africa’s poorest nation. Joyce Banda was sworn in as president two days after President Bingu wa Mutharika died of heart attack at 78.

from Africa News blog:

Gaddafi tries to steal show at African Summit. Again

February 1, 2010

AFRICA SUMMIT/SOMALIALibyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been stealing the show at African Union summits for years now. With theatrical - sometimes bizarre - entrances, rambling, grandiose speeches and his well-known penchant for dressing up, Gaddafi has gobbled up media coverage and bemused his fellow leaders.

from Africa News blog:

Malawi: the economy, stupid?

May 8, 2009

On May 19, voters in Malawi will go to the polls to elect their next president. The Democratic Progressive Party has been in power for the last four years and is fielding President Bingu wa Mutharika as its candidate once again.