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Tag Archive for ‘Children’

Madonna: The failure of celebrity philanthropy

Madonna came to Malawi in 2006 and adopted David Banda, a 13-months-old baby who became an instant child celebrity. Three years later, she adopted another child –Mercy Jamesi- and riled child activists who accused her of peddling influence to circumvent local laws which prohibited foreigners not resident in the country from adopting children. The same… Read More ›

Cry The Little Children

About 3.1 million children in Malawi are growing in violent homes, witnessing and experiencing its negative effects, Minister of Gender, Child and Community Development Reen Kachere said yesterday Kachere made the stunning disclosure when she inaugurated the Day of Prayer and Action for child development in Lilongwe on Thursday. She said that apart from the… Read More ›


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