Interesting discussion at Rajan and I agree with Rajan that the Africans need to help themselves to overcome poverty but NOT until you have people like Swazi king, Mswati II (picture source: BBC News) who actually make his people poorer by living on foreign aid and lavish spending.
About a quarter of Swaziland’s one million people risk starvation from the famine sweeping drought-hit southern Africa. Nearly half of the country’s adults are thought to be infected with the virus that causes Aids, further weakening the economy of Swaziland. He already has one fiancee and 10 wives.
More details about the “king” here.
Will part of Live Aid be helping Swazi King to maintain his way of life? I have a strange feeling that it will.