Eswatini 2007

Eswatini 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Swaziland. During the year, the conflict between the opposition and the king continued in Africa's only absolute monarchy. In April, 16 members of the banned opposition movement PUDEMO (People's United Democratic Movement) were arrested in a protest action demanding democratization. In the same month, it became known that King Mswati III married his 13th wife, who was thus endowed with luxury in the form of palaces and cars. At the same time, the king planned his own birthday party for the equivalent of SEK 14 million. Mswati's extravagant lifestyle has caused growing outrage in a country where about 40 percent of adults are HIV-infected, 70 percent of the population lives on less than a dollar a day and a famine is emerging. According to abbreviationfinder: WZ is the…
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