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Swaziland: King Demands Cows From the Poor

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Swaziland, Governance, Politics

Multimillionaire King Mswati of Swaziland demands cows from the poor [1]: “King Mswati III of Swaziland’s demand that his impoverished subjects supply him with cattle to slaughter for his birthday party has been met with anger and scorn. The king is estimated to have a personal fortune of US$200 million while seven in ten of his subjects earn less than US$2 per day.”