Swaziland


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.

Swaziland has less than $1bn in reserves

2014-06-02 16:32

The kingdom of Swaziland has around $800m left in its gross official reserves, according to the central bank's latest estimate.

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.

Swazi king's budget upped to $61m

2014-05-14 20:46

Swaziland's King Mswati III, whose personal fortune is estimated at around $200m, has increased his annual household budget for 2014 to $61m.

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 opposition leaders, activists detained

2014-04-24 11:03

Swaziland police detained the leaders of banned political parties and several activists at the trial of journalists charged with publishing articles critical of King Mswati III's government.

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2014-03-26 15:00

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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
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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.

Swazi editor who compared judge to a punk sentenced

2014-05-31 09:41

A court in Swaziland has sentenced a magazine editor to a suspended three-month term for articles written four years ago comparing the country's chief justice to a high school punk.

Swazis lose trade deal on poor human rights

2014-05-16 08:12

Swaziland has failed to fulfil human rights benchmarks allowing it duty free trade with the US, causing the country to be excluded from a lucrative programme.

SA has a good story to tell - Swazi ambassador

2014-05-14 15:33

Swaziland's ambassador to SA says South Africa has a good story to tell after 20 years of democratic government.

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 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.

Swaziland king opens 'white elephant' airport

2014-03-08 14:36

Swaziland's King Mswati III has inaugurated a new $280m airport in the tiny nation even though the project is years away from being operational and has been dubbed a "white elephant" by critics.

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