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No Malawian child for Madonna

A Malawian court ruled on Friday that US popstar Madonna cannot be granted an interim adoption of a second child from the country, three court sources said.

world Updated: Apr 04, 2009 00:56 IST

A Malawian court ruled on Friday that US popstar Madonna cannot be granted an interim adoption of a second child from the country, three court sources said.

Rights groups have accused Malawian authorities of giving her special treatment. Malawi’s government, which came under fire after Madonna adopted a 13-month-old Malawian child, said on Thursday it would support a second adoption.

It’s not clear whether Madonna will try to appeal against the ruling.

Madonna has reportedly thrown a lavish party to celebrate the likely adoption of three-year-old Mercy James.

Government officials and teachers, whom Madonna recruited for her Raising Malawi Academy reportedly had a ball with the singer at the Luxe Kumbali lodge, the Us magazine online reported.

It is said that baby Mercy’s uncles, Peter Baneti and John Ngalande, were also present at the occasion.