Swaziland


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.

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Cancel reed dance, solidarity network calls as death toll rises

2015-08-29 19:21

The death toll in an accident in which dozens of young women were killed in Swaziland has risen to 65.

Three arrested in border drugs bust

2015-08-12 19:39

Three men have been arrested in separate incidents for the possession of drugs at the Golela border post between South Africa and Swaziland - all in one day.

 

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.

Driver arrested, charged with negligence in Swaziland crash

2015-08-30 12:37

A newspaper in Swaziland is reporting that one of the drivers involved in the crash that killed a reported 38 young women and girls has been arrested.

38 Swazi girls killed in horror crash

2015-08-29 12:51

The Swaziland Solidarity Network says 38 girls were killed and 20 seriously injured in an accident while they were on their way to cut reeds for the annual Umhlanga Reed dance.

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.

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