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Swaziland: Without the King

Swaziland is the only absolute monarchy left in the world, and that status does not seem to be serving its subjects well. Mswati III has been king since 1986. GDP per capita is $9,800, and Swaziland has the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the world. There are allegations...

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Lesotho: Sometimes There Is A Void

The Africa blogging project is down to the southern tip of the continent and Lesotho, a country with about two million people and the second-highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world. The country is surrounded by South Africa, which is how Zakes Mda ended up there - his...

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Botswana: Cry of the Kalahari

Botswana is a small country, with 2.2 million people who would probably be in great shape if it weren't for the high incidence of HIV/AIDS. It has a stable government, a literacy rate approaching 90%, and a GDP per capita of over $16,000. The nation's big business is...

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All About Employee Stock Options

Here's some more information from Idiot's Guides: Options Trading, on employee stock options. Employee stock options are a special class of options. They give the holders the right, but not the obligation, to buy shares of the company in the future at a price...

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