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So, now the father of the Malawian boy, whom Madonna intends to adopt, was quoted saying that he did not want Madonna to adopt his son but rather just raise him on his behalf. Banda’s statement is a major shift from his earlier remarks last week when he railed against human rights groups that have…

Gwenyth Paltrow has one. So does Angelina Jolie, U2’s Bono, Meg Ryan, and Mia Farrow. Now Madonna wants one too. No, I’m not talking about the latest Dior sunglasses or Fendi purse (although I’m sure it would look fab on Bono)—the “in” accessory lately seems to be African orphans. And this is entirely a good…

I really like Cnn.com’s Anderson Cooper. He’s a journalist who also has the news blog 360 degrees, which highlights a particular global issue in depth. His current feature is both excellently written and heart-breaking: the increasing prevalence of rape by soldiers in the African country the Congo. “She never says anything to men,” one of…