Joyce Banda returns to UK, key speaker at BBC conference

Malawi Former president Joyce Banda who has been in Botswana to lead the African Union (AU) Observer Mission for that country’s 11th general elections held on Saturday returns to London as she has been invited to be a keynote speaker at the BBC’s 100 Women event.

Banda leading the AU election  monitoring team

Banda leading the AU election monitoring team

Banda on observer mission in Botswana

Banda on observer mission in Botswana

Malawi’s former leader was leading a team of 35 trained AU observers from various African countries.

Since her arrival in that country on October 20, she has been meeting different electoral stakeholders such as presidential candidates and leaders of political parties.

According to BBC , she will be at the 28 October  conference in London focusing on the power of women – those who have changed the world around them and inspired others to do the same – where she will be keynote speaker.

Among those joining Banda will be Prof Lesley Yellowlees, the first woman president of Britain’s Royal Society of Chemistry in its 171 year history.

Designers, doctors, businesswomen, human rights defenders, social aid activists, bloggers, footballers, economists, actresses, comedians, novelists, photographers and many others will also be taking part.

Banda has been away from Malawi for more than a month attending various personal and official engagements in United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK).

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kayamawa
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Ena kuyankhula ati ndasisa maundina, kodi abale pitala kwao ndi kuti mpaka lero Chichewa chilankhulo chaku Malawi kumukanika

kayamawa
Guest

Joyce Banda alibe nzake abale, muthuyu ndi wotchuka: muziona azungu kumamuyang’ana ngati akuona nyenyezi ndi zosowa izi. Ife amai timakunyadilani anthu ena amaona ngati mu fwifwa koma you are flying higher higher kaya mpaka kuti. God be with you mama. You are my mentor and I know one day will reach higher.

Jimmy
Guest

Mukusowa mayi,,,,,?

stanicious
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No!!! Joyce Banda you are being too much ever since u lost elections u have been outside the country from one function to another. Its your money your right and your everything to be wherever you are now. But hold on, are you not up to something we don’t know? are you sure your outing is in good faith? you stopped your guys from participating in the by elections some defiled your directive and have been excommunicated. Are you not running away from cashgate namulondola? Or are u power hungry that you need to be a keynote speaker in these… Read more »
dzina langa
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If we had several daughters in Malawi like the JB, Anastanzia, JLunguzi and others we could be winning donors because they will consider us as of sound mind. Not the Kaliatis who think that by talking nonsence at meetings they are popular anthu akamasekelera. Osekelera zonena za kaliati tiziadabwa.

Objective no party affiliation
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Objective no party affiliation
It was in about 2006 or 2007 I attended a SADDC conference on food Security in Mauritius, Malawi was then represented by Joyce Banda in her capacity as Minister of Foreign Affairs while the rest of the countries has their heads of State. The chair of SADDC then was late Levi mwanawasa. We had brains like Thabo Mbeki there. I was very sceptical of Bingu’s choice of JB to represent him amongst such big brains. I was mistaken. The woman spoke and the entire auditorium was shaken. We Malawians started walking tall, we got congratulations from left and right. Zinazo… Read more »
Happy
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You people you can’t compare Amayi to Peter. Amai is internationally recognized whilst Peter is just another silly bastard who is clueless.

Carina
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Koma Amayi ine ndilibe chonena. Ntchito iyoooooooo

Pajero
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Honestly JB is loved by both here in Malawi and Internationally. Kudos Mama keep up with the good work. We love you

July
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Then mukumakhala nkumanamizana inu a DPP kuti the azungus will resume aid to Malawi??? Mukunamatu. That will never happen. JB is international recognized ndipo she won the donors trust. Simunati mayi ameneyu akuzunguzani mumina kuti mfyooo. What can Bakili help you idiots

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