Swaziland


Released Swazi critic vows more activism

2015-07-02 19:59

The lawyer who spent more than 1 year in a Swazi prison has vowed to press for rights in the kingdom.

King Mswati, the mine and the $20m plane

2015-06-07 15:03

Mswati III is a rand billionaire. When his jet was seized for millions in debt, it opened a window into how he makes so much money.

Zuma's son won't apologise

2015-04-03 13:57

Edward Zuma says he won't apologise for remarks about foreigners.

Solitary confinement for Swazi rights lawyer

2015-03-26 10:12

A Jailed Swazi human rights lawyer has been placed in solitary confinement at Big Bend Prison for a period of three weeks, the Law Society of SA says.

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.

Transnet opens Maputo joint centre

2014-09-23 20:00

Transnet and port and rail operators in Swaziland and Mozambique have unveiled the Maputo Corridor joint operating centre.

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

2014-08-29 05:55

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.

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.

Phumzile van Damme is South African - DA

2014-06-29 14:51

DA MP Phumzile van Damme was oblivious of questions around her citizenship until a newspaper made an inquiry to her, her party says.

Swaziland loses US trade pact privileges

2014-06-27 09:06

The United States has removed Swaziland from a lucrative trade pact over workers' rights concerns, but allowed Madagascar back in after it restored democracy.

 

Swazi court orders release of editor, rights activist

2015-06-30 15:13

Swaziland's Supreme Court has ordered the release of a magazine editor and a prominent human rights lawyer who had been jailed for contempt of court, their legal representative says.

Inside Labour: The dangerous silence about Swaziland

2015-04-10 07:15

SA should speak out about Swaziland's gross abuses not just to do the right, democratic thing but also as a matter of self-preservation, says Terry Bell.

Swazi-born Edward Zuma under fire over foreigner comments

2015-04-01 12:51

President Jacob Zuma's son, Edward, has been widely criticised for his comments on deporting foreigners from SA, with the Swaziland Solidarity Network pointing out that he was born in Swaziland to a Swazi mother.

Force used to crush freedom in Africa - report

2015-02-25 16:57

A worrying picture of ongoing human rights abuse, particularly in Southern Africa, has been painted by Amnesty International in its 2014/2015 yearly report.

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.

Inside Labour: Feudalism versus democracy

2014-09-19 07:14

Calls for Swazi reform clash with support for feudal extravagance, says Terry Bell.

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.

DA cut corners on Van Damme - ANC

2014-06-29 19:06

The Democratic Alliance is desperately recruiting and parading black people in a bid to conceal its real identity, the ANC says.

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).

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.

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