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2009-05-05 13:11:02

Malawi's residency requirement was the key point argued in Madonna's appeal of a court's denial of her petition to adopt a little girl. The recording artist, who is already the mother of two biological children and a son she previously adopted from Malawi, was told last month she could not adopt the girl, Mercy James, 4, because she didn't meet the southeast African nation's 18-month residency requirement. The judge said at the time that she feared ruling in Madonna's favor could potentially...

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2009-05-04 09:25:59

U.S. pop star Madonna did not attend a Monday hearing at the Malawi Supreme Court regarding her intended adoption of a young girl named Mercy. Madonna, who is already the mother of two biological children and a son she previously adopted from Malawi, was told last month she could not adopt Mercy because she didn't meet the southeast African nation's residency requirement. The judge said at the time that she feared ruling in Madonna's favor could potentially open the door for child...

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2009-04-20 10:42:49

A panel of three Supreme Court of Appeal judges in Malawi is scheduled next month to begin hearing Madonna's appeal in her bid to adopt a 3-year-old girl. The pop star was told earlier this month that she could not adopt little Mercy James because she didn't meet a southeast African nation's residency requirement. The judge said at the time that she feared ruling in Madonna's favor could potentially open the door for child trafficking. The appeal session is slated to start May 4 and may take...

2009-04-13 09:21:47

U.S. pop star Madonna says she hasn't given up hope she will be allowed to adopt 3-year-old Mercy James, despite a Malawian judge's rejection of her request. Justice E.J. Chombo has admitted she felt a gripping temptation to approve Madonna's adoption application, but said she declined to do so because she was afraid the decision to waive a residency requirement could open the doors for child trafficking. Anyone could come to Malawi and quickly arrange for an adoption that might have grave...

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2009-04-06 06:50:00

U.S. pop star Madonna has left the African country of Malawi and headed to London to celebrate Passover, People.com reported. The singer was in Malawi trying to adopt 3-year-old Mercy James, but her request was denied Friday, reportedly because Madonna didn't meet a residency requirement. People.com said the recording artist filed an appeal in the adoption case and left the country Sunday. The little girl, who reportedly had been spending time with Madonna at the hotel where she was staying,...

2009-04-04 10:23:45

A judge in Malawi was tempted to allow U.S. pop singer Madonna to adopt a second Malawian child, court records show. Justice E.J. Chombo wrote in her ruling she ultimately barred the Like a Virgin singer's adoption attempt amid concerns that allowing Madonna to adopt 3-year-old Chifundo James could lead to child trafficking, CNN reported Saturday. There is a gripping temptation to throw caution to the wind and grant an adoption in the hope that there will be a difference in the life of even...

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2009-04-03 07:37:09

Madonna's request to adopt a little girl from the African nation of Malawi has been denied, it was announced Friday. The child Madonna wants to adopt is named Chifundo Mercy James. Conflicting reports have given her age as 3, 3 1/2 and 4. I must have to decline to grant the application to Madonna, the BBC quoted Judge Esmie Chondo as saying in a ruling announced after a closed-door hearing. The 50-year-old recording artist, who already is the mother of two biological children and a...

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2009-04-02 15:42:04

Madonna's Malawian attorney says there is no law that should prevent the U.S. pop star from adopting a second child from the African nation. The 50-year-old recording artist already has two biological children and a 3-year-old son she adopted from Malawi as a baby. Judge Esmie Chombo is expected to announce Friday his ruling regarding Madonna's possible adoption of 4-year-old Chifundo Mercy James. The Ngasa Times quoted the singer's lawyer Allan Chinula as saying he is confident Chombo will...

2009-04-01 09:49:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Madonna sets out to adopt a child, the world pays attention. Thanks to Madonna, millions of people are being introduced to Malawi -- a small impoverished African nation. In a country where reports of orphaned children range from 500,000 to over a million, help is needed in many forms. Villages where orphaned children are raised in nurturing homes, with a mother and siblings, and the essentials of childhood are ideal. SOS Children's...

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2009-03-30 10:09:02

U.S. pop star Madonna is expected to hear Friday if she will be permitted to adopt a 4-year-old African girl, officials in Malawi said. The 50-year-old recording artist already has two biological children and a 3-year-old son she adopted from Malawi as a baby. A spokeswoman for Malawi's Attorney General's Office told CNN that Madonna, who attended a hearing Monday in the case, should appear in person to hear the judge's decision regarding the possible second adoption Friday. Madonna's...


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Southern Reedbuck, Redunca arundinum
2012-10-12 11:24:59

The southern reedbuck (Redunca arundinum), also known as the common reedbuck or the rietbok, is a species of antelope that can be found in southern Africa. Its range extends from Tanzania and Gabon to South Africa, including Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Namibia, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, woodlands, pastures, and valleys. This species uses reeds and other tall vegetation located near water to remain hidden from predators....

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.