Malawi Recent News

Madonna’s Gay Malawian Couple Splits Up

Celebuzz | June 9, 2010 - 2:09 pm

Well, at least you have to give Madonna credit for trying.
Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, the gay Malawian couple that the Material Mom had helped save from a 14-year prison sentence, have broken up due to the pressures of Malawi’s homophobic culture, and Monjeza has taken up with a female partner.
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Madonna Saves Gay Malawian Couple From 14 Years Hard Labor

Alex Blagg | June 1, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Does the power of Madonna know no bounds?
Bowing to pressure placed upon them by the Material Mom, the Malawian government has released Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalangal, a gay couple who had been sentenced to 14 years of hard labor for openly announcing their relationship.
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Madonna Declares That She’s Totally Not Down With Malawi’s “Gays in Prison” Policy

Alex Blagg | May 21, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Orphaned children aren’t the only citizens of Malawi that Madonna is concerned about. The Material Mom took to the media yesterday to express her outrage over the imprisonment of two Malawian gay men for “unnatural acts and gross indecency.”
In a ruling handed down yesterday in Blantyre, Malawi, Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 33, and Steven Monjeza,… More »

Madonna Wants to Help Malawi by Evicting 200 of Its Residents

Alex Blagg | February 12, 2010 - 11:41 am

Apparently, Madonna’s not a big believer in the whole “It takes a village to raise a child” thing. The Material Mom is moving forward with her plan to build a $15 million school for girls in the Malawian village of Blantyre—and causing mass outrage by displacing hundreds of local villagers to make room for the… More »

PHOTO GALLERY: Madonna Goes to Malawi

Betsy Waldman | October 29, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Madonna added to the long list of ground-breaking moments of her life today—quite literally.
The Material Mom was in the Namitete area of Malawi on Thursday for the  ground-breaking ceremony  for the Raising Malawi Academy for Girls, which the singer is building via her Raising Malawi charitable foundation.
Madonna also visited the Mphandula… More »


Celebuzz | April 13, 2009 - 9:20 am

Madonna Building a Home in Malawi

Celebuzz | April 10, 2009 - 10:15 am

Madonna, who lost out on her bid to adopt three-year-old Malawian orphan Mercy James last week, is planning to build a home in Malawi, the Sun reports.
“Madonna has a big, beautiful plot of land over there already. She’s planning to build a girl’s school in the Chinkhota village and those designs are well… More »

Madonna and Stella

Celebuzz | April 7, 2009 - 7:50 am

Madonna: Mercy-less Party Animal

Celebuzz | April 3, 2009 - 9:03 pm

Madonna isn’t letting her rejected bid to adopt three-year-old Malawian orphan Mercy James get her down. In fact, it’s put her in a celebratory mood.
The Associated Press reports that the Material Mom—seen here visiting Gumulira’s village to check on the progress of her charitable efforts there—is planning a party despite the setback.
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Madonna Confirms Adoption, Asks for Mercy

tracimac | March 31, 2009 - 11:07 am

Pop queen Madonna has confirmed, after weeks of speculation, that she’s in the process of adopting another child from the South African nation of Malawi.
In an email to the Associated Press, longtime Madonna rep Liz Rosenberg said the signer was following standard procedures in compliance with the local government, and not using her… More »

Madonna and David: Make Music Not War

Celebuzz | March 30, 2009 - 10:52 am

Madonna sure is looking fierce in these pictures with the black combat boots and the camouflage pants.
But like the t-shirt says, she’s only about “Malawi Love.” Even little David Banda is all about guitars and not about guns. 
Madonna visited her Raising Malawi Kabbalah school in Malawi, Africa on Monday afternoon. The pop… More »

Madonna Arrives in Malawi for Sightseeing, Adoption

Celebuzz | March 29, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Material Mom Madonna, 50, arrived in the African country of Malawi on Sunday, in preparation for an adoption hearing that is expected to take place this week.
The Hard Candy singer has filed adoption papers for three-year-old Malawian girl Mercy James and, despite the moral reservations of some Malawian officials, a hearing may take… More »

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