Swaziland


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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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