Hundreds of women marched in the streets of Lobamba, Swaziland yesterday to protest a shopping trip taken by 9 of King Mswati III's 13 wives to Europe and the Middle East. Protesters said the country can't afford a shopping spree when a quarter of the nation is on food aid and money is needed for anti-retroviral medication. Swaziland, the last absolute monarchy in Africa, is one of the world's poorest nations and it is estimated that 40% of the population is infected with HIV. [UPI, CIA Factbook]
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I'm telling you, if they just ordered it off the internet like the rest of us schlubs...
But really, good on all these ladies for telling the government they aren't cool with how the country's limited funds are being spent.