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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...

2009-03-28 12:28:24

A 61-year-old woman in Malawi says she will try to block any attempt by U.S. pop star Madonna to adopt her 4-year-old granddaughter. Lucy Chekechiwa has questioned the Material Girl star's attempts to become the legal parent to Chekechiwa's granddaughter, Mercy James, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Why doesn't this singer pick other children? It is stealing, Chekechiwa said of Madonna, whose full name is Madonna Ciccone. I want to go to court. I won't let her go. Ciccone, 50, has...

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2009-03-26 18:20:00

U.S. pop star Madonna has begun proceedings to adopt a second child from Malawi, the New York Daily News reported. The recently divorced singer lives in Manhattan with her two biological children -- Lourdes and Rocco -- and her 3-year-old adopted son David. She has been making headlines recently for her successful concert tour, as well as her alleged dalliances with younger men since she and her filmmaker husband Guy Ritchie split up last year. Authorities told the Daily News Madonna has...

2009-02-25 11:48:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, February 26, the office of United States Congressman, Charles B. Rangel of New York's 15th District, will present The Jack Brewer Foundation with a Congressional Certificate in appreciation for the foundation's work in the African community. The certificate will be presented to JBF Worldwide during the 2nd Annual Eli Klein Fine Art Winter Fundraiser hosted by Dallas Cowboys Running Back, Marion Barber, and JBF Worldwide. The fundraiser...

2009-02-24 16:43:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, February 26, Dallas Cowboys Running Back, Marion Barber, and The Jack Brewer Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Eli Klein Fine Art Winter Fundraiser benefiting the children and families of Malawi, Africa. With 1.2 million orphans in Malawi, JBF Worldwide and host Marion Barber are bringing people together to make a substantial impact. JBF Worldwide is committed to developing initiatives that focus on creating self-sustaining development in...

2009-01-16 13:30:00

First to Contract with Top Clinics in Capital City Lilongwe RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, today announced it has contracted with four of the leading private medical clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi. The agreements enable global travelers covered by HTH's international health insurance programs to arrange convenient appointments for diagnostic and treatment services and to have the clinics bill HTH directly for their services. HTH...

2008-10-07 09:00:37

Text of unattributed report entitled "Committee says 1.5 million face food shortage" published by widely-read, privately-owned Malawian daily newspaper The Nation website on 7 October As President Bingu wa Mutharika continues to get international recognition for improving the country's food situation, an estimated 1.5 million people in six districts could face food shortage this year and need urgent action, according to a latest report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee...

2008-10-03 09:00:38

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuo Technologies, developers of high-performance software for intelligent medical image management, data migration tools and services, today announced that its DICOM Services Grid(TM) is being used in the distribution of timely information monitoring the impact of malaria in Malawi, Africa by Michigan State University. Due to the fact that the vast majority of malaria patients are children, it is critical to use new technologies to quickly assess the...

2008-09-25 17:46:36

Excerpt from report by state-owned Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) radio on 25 September [Presenter] His Excellency the president, Dr Bingu wa Mutharika, has said the current food crisis that has rocked the world poses a new threat to the stability of social framework and economic prosperity of all countries in the world, especially the small nations. President Mutharika was addressing the on-going United Nations General Assembly in New York. In a speech, which he titled The...

2008-09-21 00:00:12

By Matthew Santoni Waving the flags of Malawi, about 30 Pittsburgh Presbyterians filled baggage claim J at Pittsburgh International Airport with a traditional Chichewa song of welcome for missionaries concluding a 19-hour flight Friday. In their native tongue, eight men and 18 women from Malawi were greeted before being swept up in hugs, kisses and praise, kicking off a two-week visit from Africa that organizers hope will deepen a 17-year partnership and reinvigorate the Presbyterian...


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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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'