The prickly relationship between Madonna and Malawi continued its downward slide this week as Malawi's education minister criticized the singer for taking too much credit for the creation of new school facilities there. Last year, Madge's Raising Malawi charity joined forced with a group called buildOn to construct 10 education buildings, which were completed before Christmas. "I am overjoyed that my commitment along with buildOn's to help educate the children of Malawi has come to fruition," Madonna said in a statement.
Malawi Education Minister Eunice Kazembe is less delighted. "The schools Raising Malawi claims to have constructed were already in existence. Raising Malawi only built 10 classroom blocks and not schools," he told The Independent. "People should know the difference between the two." (WENN)