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Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

/ 04:47 PM July 17, 2018

US singer Madonna speaks to the press at a news conference in Blantyre, Malawi, Monday, July 16, 2018. Madonna has adopted four Malawian children, is in the country to celebrate the first anniversary of the Mercy James Centre for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, named after one of her adopted daughters. Image: AP Photo/Thoko Chikondi

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Madonna has returned to Malawi to celebrate the first anniversary of a medical facility named after one of the four children she adopted children from this southern African country.

The pop star on Monday visited the Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre. Her charity funded the facility, whose highlights include the first successful separation of conjoined twins in Malawi.

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Madonna met the mother and aunt of the twins. She says they have been through a lot and it was good to “give them hope.”

The pop star is considering a new project in Malawi, thanks to adopted son David Banda.

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The plan? Establish a soccer academy. David Banda says he dreams of Malawi making it to the World Cup. MKH

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