Madonna has said she is saddened by criticism of her charity work in Malawi, and branded an attack on her by the country's president "ridiculous".
Malawi is open for business, the country's president has told members of the Scottish Parliament.
A schoolgirl blogger and charity fundraiser has met the President of Malawi as part of a week of celebrations marking 200 years since the birth of missionary David Livingstone.
The President of Malawi joked about the chilly Scottish weather when she met Alex Salmond to start the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone.
The First Minister has announced new funding for aid projects in Malawi before a week of celebrations marking 200 years since the birth of explorer David Livingstone.