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Old 22-04-2015, 04:31 PM   #17
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Lightbulb Scramble for Swaziland

Swaziland's economy is diversified, with agriculture, forestry and mining accounting for about 13% of GDP, manufacturing (textiles and sugar-related processing) representing 37% of GDP and services – with government services in the lead – constituting 50% of GDP. Title Deed Lands (TDLs), where the bulk of high value crops are grown (sugar, forestry, and citrus) are characterised by high levels of investment and irrigation, and high productivity.. Swaziland is not poor enough to merit an IMF program; however, the country is struggling to reduce the size of the civil service and control costs at public enterprises.. The government is trying to improve the atmosphere for foreign direct investment...

BMW - Concrete Jungle Santa Barbara...

Swaziland is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, and the Southern African Development Community..In 2011, Swaziland suffered an economic crisis, due to reduced SACU receipts.. This led to the government of Swaziland to request a loan from neighbouring South Africa.. However, the Swazi government did not agree with the conditions of the loan, which included political reforms...

In 2013, Swaziland had an estimated life expectancy of 50 years..Tuberculosis is a significant problem, with an 18 percent mortality rate.. Many patients have a multi-drug resistant strain and 83 percent are co-infected with HIV.. There are roughly 14,000 new TB cases diagnosed each year...

Swaziland is critically affected by the HIV and AIDS disease.. As reported in the 2012 CIA World Factbook, Swaziland has the highest HIV infection rate in the world (25.8% of all adults; more in other reports) and a life expectancy of 50 years.. From another perspective, the last available World Health Organization data in 2002 shows that 64% of all deaths in the country were caused by HIV/AIDS..

83% of the total population adheres to Christianity, making it the most common religion in Swaziland. Anglican, Protestant and indigenous African churches, including African Zionist, constitute the majority of the Christians (40%), followed by Roman Catholicism at 20% of the population... heart always told me that people are inherently good.. My experience suggests otherwise..In America, it's bling bling.. but out here it's bling bang...

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