Joyce Banda

US pop star Madonna has hit out at the Malawi’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and accused Principal Secretary for basic and secondary education Anjimile Mtila-Oponyo of creating trouble for her projects in Malawi instead of welcoming Read more


The economy was in bad shape and things were also falling apart on the political front. Banda allowed a 49 % currency devaluation on the advice of the International Monetary Fund. The price of goods and services shot up. Read more


Madonna, centre, tours the Mphandura orpahange near Lilongwe, Malawi

Picture by Associated Press (AP)

Madonna was stripped of the VIP status afforded to her on arrival as she flew out of Malawi on Saturday after a public spat with the country's president about her charitable work there. Read more