Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Prostitution Out of Swaziland's World Cup Hopes

Officials in neighboring Swaziland have announced that they plan to enforce an 19th Century law forbidding prostitution. Some in the country had suggested lifting the ban might be a good way to boost tourism revenue.

Swaziland hopes to benefit from a predicted influx of hundreds of thousands of football fans for the tournament in South Africa in June next year.

A spokesman for the local organising committee, Bongani Dlamini, had earlier told local media that the issue was being looked into.

No prostitutes for World Cup
Agence France Presse
January 14, 2009
(Kind of old, but I had to)