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Madonna to become a Malawian

Madonna to become a Malawian
May 24 2008

MADONNA is to be made an honorary citizen of Malawi for her work with
orphans in the poor African country.

The queen of pop is adopting a Malawian toddler and is setting up a
girls' school there.

She funds seven orphanages including her own, where 4000 children get
education and food.

Deputy tourism and culture minister Billy Kaunda said: "We are proud as
a country to be associated with such a megastar "She will have freedom
of all cities here - she won't be bothered with issues like visas and
other limitations."

Work is due to start "very soon" on Madonna's charity school near the
capital Lilongwe.

And a high court judge in Malawi is set to rule on finalising her
adoption of two-year-old David Banda next week.

Malawi has two million orphaned children - half as a result of HIV or

2008 May 24