January 6, 2007 |
Malawi's government is happy with the way pop diva Madonna is looking after a 1-year-old Malawian boy after her plans to adopt the child last year caused a storm of controversy, an official said Friday. Adrina Mchiela, principal secretary in the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare, said the government is satisfied so far at the way Madonna is looking after David Banda. "We have been monitoring her, and so far we see a loving mother in Madonna and David is very fine....
June 24, 2003 |
Authorities in Malawi, working with the CIA, have arrested five men suspected of helping funnel money to Al Qaeda, officials in the southern African nation said Monday. The joint operation came in a nation that has not been a significant focus of investigations into Osama bin Laden's terror group -- though other parts of Africa have been major staging grounds for Al Qaeda operations.
May 31, 2002 |
Dipping his arms into the murky river, Collins Skiper expected to grasp a healthy bunch of water lilies. Instead, he found both hands in the clutches of a crocodile's ravenous jaws. The predator dragged Skiper out of his shallow dug-out canoe and into the water. Memories of what followed that day in early January are sketchy. But Skiper does recall the terror, the pain and the violent struggle as six fellow fishermen clobbered the crocodile with their paddles.
June 6, 2002 |
On most days, Melina Jakasoni's three small children survive on a single meal of boiled and mashed pumpkin leaves. When her scrounging pays off, the young mother is able to make porridge from donated corn husks. On rare occasions, a neighbor allows her to forage in her yard for groundnuts. Once again, hunger is stalking Africa. The calamity here is one piece of a food crisis--partly natural and partly man-made--that is sweeping southern Africa.
July 16, 2012 |
The Lower River A Novel Paul Theroux Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 336 pp., $25 When Ellis Hock's wife gives him a smartphone for his 62nd birthday, he shrugs it off, saying he's fine with his clamshell-style one. To bring Hock, the third-generation proprietor of a men's clothing shop in Medford, Mass., up to date, his wife of 30-some years sets up the smartphone for him. Downloading his email, she discovers piles of warm, intimate...
March 27, 2009 |
Madonna is planning to adopt a second child from Malawi, officials said Thursday, but questions have already been raised over whether the newly divorced pop star will face obstacles because of her single-mom status. An official at the Malawi welfare department said Madonna, who is 50 and a mother of three, had filed adoption papers in the southern African country. Years ago, the singer was accused of using her celebrity status to circumvent Malawian laws when she adopted her son David -- allegations she denies.