HIV and Drought Are Having a Devastating Impact on Children's Lives

David Beckham | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK
David Beckham

I met Sebenele, a bright 14 year-old boy with a big smile, this week during a visit to Swaziland to see how my fund is helping UNICEF to support and protect children living with HIV. Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV infection in the world. Twenty-four per cent of children here have lost one or both parents to AIDS and many are themselves now living with HIV. I thought about my own children and how in many ways the things Sebenele enjoys are the same things they do. Yet he told me how he is struggling to continue to take his antiretroviral medicine, which is vital to ensure he stays healthy, because he can't keep the pills down without any food.

Planet Appetite: Hunting Big Game in the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland, Africa

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

It's already striking how different the atmosphere here is from South Africa and I'm charmed by the gentle Swazi people - whenever you meet there's the complicated traditional handshake involving a double action with fingers and thumbs and enquiries after your health and well being.

Swaziland NUS President 'Imprisoned And Tortured'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students in the UK have been urged to campaign to pressure Swaziland to free an NUS president and human rights campaigner who has been arrested and re...

Swaziland Women Banned From Wearing Mini-Skirts That 'Inspire Rape'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Women in mini-skirts or cropped tops could be arrested in Swaziland - because their dress provokes rapists, a police spokeswoman has said. The BBC ...

King Mswati III is royally screwing Swaziland

Stephen_Brown | Posted 07.11.2011 | UK Politics

Mswatti is the Cowboy King of Swaziland. While he lounges around his many palaces pleasuring the 14 young wives he's married, his country has collapsed.