Swaziland critics lament repression

2015-09-06 19:02

As Swaziland celebrates 47 years of independence, the rights group Amnesty International laments repression.

Swazi king: Protect country against democracy

2015-02-19 21:27

Swaziland's King Mswati III hasurged his subjects to 'protect the country' from pro-democracy groups which portrayed a negative image of the nation abroad.

Swazis jail editor, lawyer for government criticism

2014-07-26 07:08

Swaziland's High Court has jailed a magazine editor and a human rights lawyer for two years for contempt of court over articles critical of the government and judiciary.

US removes Swaziland from AGOA

2014-06-28 09:11

The Communist Party of Swaziland has welcomed the removal of Swaziland by the US government from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

Swaziland has less than $1m in reserves

2014-05-27 08:02

The tiny kingdom of Swaziland only has around $790 000 left in the bank, according to the central bank's latest estimate.

Swaziland frees detained opposition activists

2014-05-06 08:32

A Swaziland High Court judge has freed on bail seven opposition activists arrested last month at the trial of journalists charged with publishing articles critical of King Mswati III’s government.

Swaziland bans MPs from divorce – report

2013-12-02 12:13

Swazi MPs have reportedly been banned from divorcing and those who are currently in the process of getting a divorce have been urged to hold off until their term of office ends.

Activist elected MP, vows to change Swazi govt

2013-09-25 10:15

A pro-democracy activist Jan Sithole, 60, who won a seat in the recently ended Swaziland parliamentary elections, has vowed to fight for reform in Africa’s last absolute monarchy, a report says.

A fact file on Swaziland

2013-09-20 08:08

The tiny mountain kingdom of Swaziland, which is voting for a new parliament, is Africa's last absolute monarchy and one of the poorest nations on the continent.

18-year-old model is Mswati's 15th wife

2013-09-17 12:50

Africa's last absolute monarch, Swaziland's King Mswati III, 45, has chosen his 15th wife, 18-year-old model Sindiswa Dlamini, a report says.


Thousands of young women to dance for Swazi king

2015-08-31 11:54

Thousands of young women are preparing to sing and dance in front of Swaziland's King Mswati III to honour Africa's last absolute monarchy.

Mswati extends holiday - until his fields are weeded

2015-01-19 05:00

Sadtu says it is shocked by reports that Swazi King Mswati III has pushed back the beginning of the academic year until his fields are weeded.

Two Swazi critics convicted

2014-07-18 05:00

Two critics of the Swaziland government have been found guilty of contempt of court after publishing articles.

Tutu leads Swaziland pro-democracy crusade

2014-06-06 13:44

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu and a raft of human rights organisations have signed an open letter demanding reforms from Swaziland’s King Mswati III, denouncing arbitrary arrests and prosecutions.

Swazi court refuses to free opposition leader

2014-05-07 07:00

A Swaziland high court has turned down an application for bail by the leader of a prominent opposition party who allegedly called for the overthrow of King Mswati III.

Swaziland editor, rights lawyer freed

2014-04-07 09:04

A Swaziland editor and a rights lawyer who were arrested last month over an article said to be in contempt of court have been freed after a judge nullified their arrest.

Mswati appoints premier for 3rd time

2013-10-29 07:56

Swaziland's King Mswati III has re-appointed Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini for the next five years after legislative polls last month.

Swaziland political system 'outdated'

2013-09-20 10:09

Voters in Swaziland are patiently queuing to cast their ballots in parliamentary polls, with some criticising what they call the country's "outdated" political traditional system.

Swaziland votes in parliamentary polls

2013-09-20 07:42

The tiny mountain kingdom of Swaziland is voting for a new parliament in an election dismissed by critics as a rubber stamp for King Mswati III’s absolute rule.

King Mswati III squashes reform hopes

2013-09-13 22:41

A divine message received in a thunderstorm and a surprise rebirth of Swaziland's traditional "Tinkhundla" political system triggered faint hopes of reform in Africa's last absolute monarchy.

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