Malawi

MADONNA UNDER FIRE FOR CALLING SON THE N-WORD ON INSTAGRAM

Madonna shocked fans last night (Friday 17th) after posting a photograph of her son Rocco Richie on Instagram with the caption: No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #Disnigga After the singer was criticised for her inappropriate caption she quickly deleted it but followed up with: “Ok let me start this again. #get off my dick haters!” However one supporter wrote that she ‘deserves a pass for using the N-word because she ‘has basically adopted half of Africa’. In []

MALAWI GOVERNMENT FALLS OUT OF LOVE WITH MADONNA

Well..well..well…. it sounds like Malawi’s “love affair” with Madonna has run its course. When the multi-millionaire superstar visited the African nation some years ago, adopted two Malawian-born children, spoke of starting a charity (later called ‘Raising Malawi’) and then started to fund the building of schools in the region, the government were quick to roll out the red carpet (like her name was Queen Elizabeth II). But now BBC News reports that government officials have fallen out of love with Madge. It is claimed that the star complained after she and her entourage were stripped of []

AFRICAN COUNTRY SET TO MAKE BREAKING WIND A CRIME

Via The Daily Mail Breaking wind is set to be made a crime in an African country. The government of Malawi plan to punish persistent offenders ‘who foul the air’ in a bid to ‘mould responsible and disciplined citizens.’ But locals fear that pinning responsibility on the crime will be difficult – and may lead to miscarriages of justice as ‘criminals’ attempt to blame others for their offence. One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: ‘My goodness. What happens in a public place []

MALAWI PARDONS JAILED GAY COUPLE

Via BBC News A gay couple jailed in Malawi after getting engaged have been pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika. Mr Mutharika, speaking as UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited his country, said he had ordered their immediate release. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were given 14-year jail terms earlier this month after being convicted of gross indecency and unnatural acts. The case has sparked international condemnation and a debate about homosexuality in the country. Continue Reading…. Aid donors put pressure on the []

MALAWI GAY COUPLE JAILED FOR 14 YEARS

Via BBC News A judge in Malawi has imposed a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison with hard labour on a gay couple convicted of gross indecency and unnatural acts. The judge said he wanted to protect the public from “people like you”. Steven Monjeza, 26, and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, have been in jail since they were arrested in December after holding an engagement ceremony. Continue Reading…. 14 years? I bet rapists and murderers receive lesser sentences. I just hope all []

MADONNA SET TO TAKE HER ADOPTED CHILDREN TO MEET THEIR BIOLOGICAL FAMILIES

The Evening Standard reports that Madonna is to take her adopted Malawian children David and Mercy, to meet their biological families. A source said the children “can proudly show off their dance skills and meet their relatives”. ………………………………………… I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at the source’s alleged quote. I bet their families can’t wait to see those Vogue moves. Anyway I would love to be a fly on the wall during those meetings.

MALAWI MOVES VILLAGERS FOR MADONNA SCHOOL

Via AFP “The district commissioner for Lilongwe told the villagers to move off the land and (make) way for the construction of the academy because it was government land reserved for development projects,” an official from the commissioner’s office told AFP by telephone. The official, who did not want to be named, said district commissioner Charles Kalemba told the nearly 200 villagers that they were lucky to have been “compensated for the houses, gardens and fruit trees.” Kalemba, accompanied by officials from []

MADONNA FLIES IN TO MALAWI TO MARK CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

No longer on a one woman quest to rid the African continent of it’s children, superstar Madonna flew in to Malawi and donned dark shades yesterday as she marked the construction of a new school for girls. Anyone would think Queen Elizabeth II was paying the country a visit… Would it not have made more sense to wait until the building is actually standing and then mark it’s opening??? Anyway well done Madge!

UK NEWS: MADONNA ADOPTION MUSICAL PERFORMED AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

Via BBC News A musical about pop star Madonna’s attempts to adopt a young African girl is being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe by a Malawian cast. The 50-year-old star is portrayed in the play Mercy Madonna of Malawi by a black male actor in a blonde wig One of the performers, Shombi Banda, 29, claims he was heckled by the star when he performed for her in Malawi. He said she responded to a play about the African cultural identity by []