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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Swaziland makes headlines

For any of you who are interested in international affairs, I thought you might like to read an article that was in the New York Times. As I have mentioned, I am not a fan of King Mswati III and reading the article, you may understand why.
Go to
www.nytimes.com/2008/09/06/world/africa
Read the article titled "The costs of a living in a fairytale kindom"

1 comments:

Richard Rooney said...

We shouldn’t let these lavish celebrations hide the very real human rights abuses that are taking place in Swaziland. The King rules by decree, political parties are banned and the parliament has no powers. The King selects the Prime Minister. This week police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at marchers protesting for democracy. While the King has a wealth estimated at 200 million US dollars, seven in ten people in Swaziland live in abject poverty earning less than one US dollar a day. Six in ten people rely on international food aid and four in ten are said to be moving from hunger to starvation. Swaziland also has the highest rate of HIV infection in the world. For more information on human rights issues in Swaziland visit my blog at www.swazimedia.blogspot.com