Swazi bid to sell rhino horn fails at CITES

2016-10-03 22:15

Swaziland's bid to sell rhino horn stockpile has failed at the CITES meeting in Johannesburg.

Zuma concludes visit to Swaziland for SADC summit

2016-09-01 08:01

President Jacob Zuma has concluded a visit to Swaziland for the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, which he has described as a "success".

Mugabe set to meet resistance at SADC summit in Swaziland

2016-08-22 14:59

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to meet tough opposition at the 36th SADC regional summit in Swaziland next week, a report says.

King Mswati 'to blame' for women's inequality - group

2016-07-19 15:31

A new report has concluded that King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland, is to blame for the oppression of women within his kingdom.

Swazi queens on lavish holiday while drought cripples country

2016-07-18 14:12

At least three of King Mswati III of Swaziland’s wives has been on holiday in Orlando, Florida last week – with an entourage of more than 100.

Elephant rescued from Swaziland delivers calf at US Zoo

2016-05-25 07:52

An elephant rescued from Swaziland has given birth to a baby at the Dallas Zoo.

Swaziland to send 18 elephants to US zoos

2016-02-02 14:27

Some conservationists are opposing the planned relocation of 18 elephants from Swaziland to zoos in the US, but a US official says the animal transfer can be done humanely.

Swaziland makes progress in quest to eliminate malaria

2015-11-18 14:53

An international health expert says Swaziland could eliminate malaria by the end of 2016 or in early 2017, likely making it the first mainland country in sub-Saharan Africa to get rid of the deadly disease.

Swaziland elephant export ignores alternatives

2015-10-28 14:16

Controversial plans are progressing to export 18 elephants from Swaziland to US zoos, apparently without proper consideration of relocating them to other reserves in Swaziland.

Swaziland critics lament repression

2015-09-06 19:02

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


Locking Horns

2016-09-11 06:35

While legalising trade in rhino horn will have its advantages, experts don’t know if it will work

New SADC chair Mswati reveals plans to set up regional university

2016-08-31 12:53

King Mswati of Swaziland has been appointed as the new chairperson of the SADC, taking over from Botswana President Ian Khama whose one-year term as head of the regional body expired recently, reports say.

Drought-hit Swaziland imposes four day water cuts

2016-08-12 10:03

Drought-stricken Swaziland said it would begin sever water rationing in the capital Mbabane after levels in the main dam supplying the city fell to a critical low.

King Mswati gets a new 'toy'

2016-07-18 16:07

King Mswati III has a “new” jet with space for his 13 wives as well as his unknown number of children, their minders, his chefs and all of his bodyguards.

Swazi man in court for human trafficking, rape

2016-06-17 07:49

A Swazi man accused of human trafficking, abduction and rape is set to appear in the Durban Regional Court.

International anti-poaching unit trains Swazi cops, rangers

2016-04-07 16:06

A new international unit is training an anti-poaching unit of game rangers and a specialist group of the Royal Swazi Police, in the war against rhino poaching in Swaziland.

SA scientists slam Swazi elephant export

2015-11-26 10:49

A group of top South African scientists has slammed the proposed sale of 18 wild elephants from Swaziland to American zoos as being deeply unethical and certain to cause the animals’ long-term physical and psychological stress.

Crooked cops threaten tourism - MEC

2015-11-10 16:01

Corrupt police or traffic officers in SA, Mozambique and Swaziland are preying on foreign visitors by looking for traffic violations where there are none, says Mpumalanga MEC Sikhumbuzo Kholwane.

Swaziland faces further economic shocks

2015-10-02 11:00

Swaziland should get ready for further economic shocks, as EU sanctions loom and the IMF is urging it to fix its policy framework amid poverty and high unemployment.

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.

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