Madonna displaces Malawi residents over school

Madonna is building a really expensive school in Malawi, the only problem — she’s displacing 200 residents as a result.

She has already shelled out more than $115,000 to each displaced resident to compensate them for their homes, but why should they get the boot just because she was given their land by the government?

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.”

I guess money talks.

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