The Malawi government has branded pop star Madonna an “uncouth” bully who exaggerates her charitable work in the country and demands preferential treatment when she visits.
The Malawi government has issued an angry attack on the pop diva Madonna, alleging she expected to be granted VIP treatment during her controversial tour to this southern African country last week.
William Kamkwamba dreamed of powering his village with the only resource that was freely available to him. His native Malawi had gone through one of its worst droughts seven years ago, killing thousands.
Malawi’s high court ruled in favor of pop superstar Madonna on Friday, saying she will be able to adopt a young girl from the country, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office said. Spokeswoman Zione Ntaba said she could not immediately offer further details. Madonna, 50, took her effort to adopt the three-year-old to Malawi’s highest court last month after a lower court ruled the adoption did not meet local law.
Madonna said she hopes the Malawian girl she wants to adopt and the boy she already adopted "will one day return to Malawi and help the people of their country." A Malawian judge this month rejected the American pop star’s petition to adopt 3-year-old Chifundo “Mercy” James, but her lawyer has filed an appeal.
Two members of a Palestinian militant group were killed Saturday in clashes with members of the Israel Defense Forces in Gaza, security and medical sources said.
A judge who barred Madonna’s second adoption from Malawi on Friday said she had "a gripping temptation" to approve the adoption, but decided doing so would open doors to child trafficking, court records show. The American pop star had filed a petition to adopt a girl, Chifundo James, 3
Madonna’s petition to adopt a second Malawian child was rejected by a local judge Friday, an official said. “The decision came down to residency requirement and the fact that the judge believes she was being well taken care of in the orphanage,” said Zione Ntaba, a spokeswoman for the Malawi Justice Department.
Madonna is expected in a Malawi court Monday to sign papers seeking permission allowing her to adopt a second child from the country. The singer, who adopted her son, David Banda, from Malawi in 2006, arrived in the impoverished country Sunday. She was seen walking through the village of Chinkhota with her daughter Lourdes, 12, after touching down at the airport in Lilongwe