Madonna's new school for girls in Malawi will force 200 residents to relocate.
On Thursday, a government official informed villagers that the land in Blantyre was now property of the pop star and they would have to move.
The principal of the school, Anjimile Mtila-Oponyo, told Associated Press that Madonna paid villagers more than $115,000 as compensation. The school will cost $15 million to build.
The superstar has also adopted two children from Malawi.