Swaziland


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.

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.

 
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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.

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.

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