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Malawi President Joyce Banda

Why I Am Taking a Stand on Intellectual Disability in Africa

Joyce Banda | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Joyce Banda

I am convening the African Leaders Forum on Disability in partnership with Special Olympics so that a marginalized population long unrecognized does not remain in the shadows. I consider this a critical, moral and practical challenge.

The Tyranny of Intellectual Disability: Lack of Options

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Families are faced with the unthinkable: Caring for their children with intellectual disabilities, or caring for the entire family's future. Sadly, mothers and families are told, and shown, that they cannot have both.

A New Leader for Africa

Elliot Gerson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Elliot Gerson

Joyce Banda, president of Malawi since April, is already a beacon of hope for that desperately poor country, but also for good governance across a continent long plagued by its opposite.

Austerity Solidarity: President Cuts Her Own Salary

AP | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

BLANTYRE, Malawi -- Malawi President Joyce Banda announced that she will take a 30 percent pay cut to show that she will sacrifice personally as part ...

The Elephant Falls, or Rises, the Story Goes...

Juliet Asante | Posted 10.31.2012 | World
Juliet Asante

The past two years have been interesting ones for Africa. Africa stands tall in something it hasn't been noted for, and interestingly, therefore, the uniqueness of it has almost slipped under the radar.

Where In The World Is Hillary?

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.05.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised Malawi's leaders Sunday for reforms in the impoverished African nation bef...

Malawi President's Vows To Repeal Gay Ban

AP | By RAPHAEL TENTHANI and DONNA BRYSON | Posted 07.18.2012 | Gay Voices

BLANTYRE, Malawi -- President Joyce Banda declared Friday she wants to repeal Malawi's laws against homosexual acts, going against a trend in Africa i...