Written on April 13, 1989, this letter was sent from second-grader Kelli Middlestead of the Franklin School in Burlingame, California, to Walter Stieglitz the Regional Director of the Alaska Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, lamenting the Exxon Valdez oil spill of March 24, 1989.
Africa’s second female President and Southern Africa’s first, Malawi’s new President Joyce Banda is a fierce advocate for the rights of women, particularly marginalised rural women as well as the education of young girls. She was sworn in as President on Saturday in the nation’s capital, Lilongwe, following the death of President Bingu Wa Mutharika. She will govern until the next election, which is scheduled for 2014.
To a many people, a peaceful succession in Africa such as this one is impossible. Over the last week, the international news focus was on Bingu’s health and of course peppered with predictions of a power struggle in the country, and further predictions of an imploding Malawi. Once again, we show that African Democracy can and does work. Onward to prosperity, Malawi!
This is Africa, our Africa
Congratulations Malawi! I hope Joyce Banda brings nothing but good things to the Warm Heart of Africa.
If I could say one thing to you, it would be that you were the one that always made me feel like someone cared for me.
Coliseum. Rome, Italy.