Is Coca-Cola Propping Up a Dictator? [Headlines]
The beverage brand is under fire for its ties to Mswati III, the leader of Swaziland.
The Coca-Cola company is drawing criticism from human rights groups for its ties to Mswati III, the notorious dictator of Swaziland, a small landlocked country representing Africa’s last absolute monarch. “The king has travelled to Coca-Cola’s headquarters in Atlanta in the US, much to the disgust of Swazi political activists who blame him for human rights abuses and looting the nation’s wealth.” The co-ordinator of the Swaziland Democracy Campaign has called for Coca-Cola to pull out of the country immediately. Big Think