Malawi Former president Joyce Banda invited to be a keynote speaker at the BBCs 100 Women event


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.

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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