70% of its inhabitants live on under NZ$0.61 a day.
So King Mswati, the absolute ruler of Swaziland, with 13 wives, who goes on multi-million pound shopping sprees with them, who suppresses political dissent, who owns helicopters, limousines and palaces, looks pretty vile.
Swazis actually like him, in spite of it all says The Times, or they are too busy to fight, dying or fearful of being arrested.
In 2000 he called for everyone with HIV to be branded and sterilised, which didn't happen. Then he called for a five year ban on sex, which he didn't respect, naturally.
Life expectancy is around 30 years.
You'll notice Bob Geldof, Bono, Madonna, Oxfam and other great advocates for Africa doing their bit to demand this vile corrupt kleptocracy be overthrown and for part of the King's wealth to be used to fund the infrastructure needed to provide some health care, instead of blaming the West.
Fortunately the UK supplies no official bilateral aid to Swaziland. That's a small relief at least.