Tag: King Mswati

A $5 million prize fails to tempt wealthy African leaders

A $5 million prize fails to tempt wealthy African leaders

| March 8, 2016

(GIN)—Philanthropist Mo Ibrahim is finding it hard to reward a democratically elected African leader who serves his or her constitutionally mandated term (without last minute changes) and demonstrates exceptional leadership. The five million dollar prize is just too small for such a commitment. Money held by some of Africa’s richest leaders outsizes the modest reward […]

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Erykah Badu in hot water over birthday serenade for Swazi king

Erykah Badu in hot water over birthday serenade for Swazi king

(GIN)—Pop icon Erykah Badu was the surprise guest of honor at a swanky party for Swaziland’s King Mswati who turned 46 this month. The lavish event was held at one of Mswati’s many palaces. The performance by Badu, who claims to be a “civil rights advocate,” shocked human rights organizations who condemned her for performing […]

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