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BLANTYRE - Malawian officials said yesterday they have moved scores of villagers from land where US pop diva Madonna plans to build a girls academy.
An official from the commissioner's office said: "The district commissioner for Lilongwe told the villagers to move off the land and (make) way for the construction of the academy because it was government land reserved for development projects."
The official, who did not want to be named, said district commissioner Charles Ka-lemba told about 200 villagers that they were lucky to have been "compensated for the houses, gardens and fruit trees".
The academy, to be completed in two years, will enrol 500 girls from poor backgrounds. - Sapa-AFP