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Madonna to build school in Malawi

AMERICAN pop star Madonna will visit Malawi on Sunday to lay the foundation stone of a multimillion dollar girls' school she is building, her charity Raising Malawi said.

The singer, who has adopted two children from the southern African country, is due to arrive on Sunday and attend a brick-laying ceremony in Lilongwe on Monday. The school is expected to cost about US$15 million.

"She plans to meet the President Bingu wa Mutharika and together lay a foundation stone for her multimillion dollar girls school," a staffer at the charity said yesterday.

An AIDS epidemic has left over a million children orphaned in the country of 13 million.

Malawi's government came under fire after Madonna adopted a 13-month-old boy, David Banda, in 2006. Critics accused it of skirting laws that ban non-residents from adopting children.


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