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[on Joyce Banda, president of Malawi] She could not have come onto the stage at a better time, particularly since the African Union declared 2010 to 2020 African Women's Decade. She is committed to using her position to improve the lives of women across the continent. She has great strength. I am delighted that I'm not alone in Africa anymore.
President of Liberia, 16 January 2006 - present. First woman to be elected head of state of an African country.