Madonna http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/43351/all en Madonna takes children to native home in Malawi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/madonna-takes-children-native-home-malawi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US pop icon Madonna on Wednesday took her four children to a famous orphanage in central Malawi, from where she adopted one of them, seven-year-old David Banda.</p> <p>Madonna, who adopted David in 2006, last visited the Home of Hope three years ago.</p> <p>The singer also received reports on how the financial support she has provided the orphanage since 2007 have helped the up to 500 children there.</p> <p>When she adopted David, Madonna promised that she would be bringing him home "to stay connected to his Malawi culture...to keep connected to his cultural heritage".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/madonna-takes-children-native-home-malawi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Culture Madonna Madonna AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:30:53 +0000 5801159 at http://www.globalpost.com Malawian government harshly criticizes Madonna http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/malawian-government-harshly-criticizes-madonna <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Malawi issued a scathing critique of pop diva Madonna on Wednesday, accusing her of exaggerating her contributions to the southern African country and unreasonably demanding special treatment during her tour there last week.</p><P>The pop star denied the accusations. Her spokesman suggested they were prompted by the recent removal of the president's sister as head of Madonna's humanitarian organization there.</p><P>The singer has a long history with the country, which she first visited in 2006. She adopted two children from Malawi and runs several projects there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/malawian-government-harshly-criticizes-madonna" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Joyce Banda Madonna Madonna Madonna Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:05:49 +0000 Asianet 5814053 at http://www.globalpost.com Madonna reveals rape at knifepoint when young http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131004/madonna-reveals-rape-at-knifepoint-when-young-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US pop icon Madonna was raped at knifepoint when she was a young struggling artist in New York, she revealed in an article published Friday.</p> <p>The 55-year-old also recalled being held up at gunpoint and having her seedy apartment burgled three times, saying she was "scared shitless" at times before she started making it as a singer and dancer.</p> <p>In a piece for Harper's Bazaar, she also talked about her time living in Britain married to director Guy Ritchie, saying there is "nothing more beautiful than the English countryside," and revealed that she is now studying the Koran. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131004/madonna-reveals-rape-at-knifepoint-when-young-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cinema of the United States Madonna Madonna Music AFP Sat, 05 Oct 2013 03:49:14 +0000 5952455 at http://www.globalpost.com Madonna to share stage with freed Pussy Riot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140130/madonna-share-stage-freed-pussy-riot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madonna will share a stage with the freed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot at a concert in New York next month, the US pop star said.</p> <p>The singer will appear with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina as part of an Amnesty International concert on February 5, with a star-studded lineup including Bob Geldof, Blondie and Yoko Ono. </p> <p>"I am honoured to introduce my fellow freedom fighters Nadya and Masha," Madonna said in a statement late Wednesday, using diminutive names for the women, who were released two months early from prison camps in December.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140130/madonna-share-stage-freed-pussy-riot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Madonna Music Pussy Riot AFP Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:46:58 +0000 6057010 at http://www.globalpost.com Madonna criticises Malawi president amid vote chaos http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140526/madonna-criticises-malawi-president-amid-vote-chaos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pop diva Madonna has weighed in on Malawi's chaotic election, criticising embattled President Joyce Banda, who has tried to nullify the vote amid allegations of irregularities.</p> <p>The superstar, who adopted two children from the southern African nation, has been involved in a long-running spat with Malawi's government over her charity work in the country.</p> <p>In a statement posted on the website of her charity Raising Malawi, Madonna accused the government of corruption and of failing its people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140526/madonna-criticises-malawi-president-amid-vote-chaos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Madonna Madonna Malawi Politics Technology AFP Mon, 26 May 2014 19:23:40 +0000 6158087 at http://www.globalpost.com