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Friends & Friction: Swaziland is a true kingdom of mystique

2017-08-27 12:33

They say the boys of Swaziland shit guava trees. Everywhere you walk in this Switzerland of Africa, you see guava trees decorating the landscape with their fruit.

Zuma to take over SADC chairmanship from Swaziland's Mswati III

2017-08-17 14:31

President Jacob Zuma, will this weekend take over the rotating chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community from Swaziland's King Mswati III.

Swaziland turns around world's highest HIV infection rate: report

2017-07-24 15:03

Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers say.

Swazi govt denies banning divorces

2017-04-20 15:12

The Swazi government has denied claims made in media reports that King Mswati III has banned divorce in the kingdom.

'Flying' Mugabe now in Mauritius... his 4th foreign trip in 19 days

2017-03-19 21:00

'Flying' Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has made his fourth foreign trip in 19 days, this time to Mauritius, according to a report.

Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'

2017-03-14 15:28

A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region.

Your 'rabidly intolerant regime is a dismal failure', Swazi's King Mswati III told

2017-03-11 13:00

Civil society groups have demanded that Swaziland's King Mswati III repeal a 44 year decree banning political parties, and also told him that "your rabidly intolerant regime is a dismal failure".

Top Africa stories: Zim, Swaziland, Lesotho

2016-11-24 20:01

Lesotho opposition has labelled the government "cowards", and a Zimbabwean woman has spoken of the terrifying moment her neighbour was snatched by a crocodile.

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".

 

300 cows for royal bride

2017-08-27 05:58

An ordinary man with a passion for basketball has found his way into the heart of King Mswati III’s eldest daughter, Princess Sikhanyiso, but he must dig deep in his pockets to marry her.

'Africa must take part in liberating Swaziland,' says group

2017-07-29 09:00

The the Swaziland Solidarity Network has challenged African social movements and governments to support the struggle for democracy in Swaziland, ahead of an "International Solidarity for the Democratisation of Swaziland" conference on Saturday.

Swaziland 'is world's most unequal country', says report

2017-05-03 15:00

Oxfam says Swaziland is the world's most unequal country, closely followed by Nigeria and SA, where three billionaires own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the population.

Strong 6.5-magnitude quake strikes Botswana

2017-04-03 21:07

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 has struck the southern African nation of Botswana, US seismologists say, with the tremor felt in several neighbouring countries.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kiir, Swaziland

2017-03-14 19:59

A 2-year-old boy is in hospital after his mother cut off his penis, and President Mugabe is promising to give more land to the country's former freedom fighters.

'We'll stage a go slow protest at Swaziland's entry points', group warns

2017-03-14 14:11

A civil society group has threatened to stage a go slow protest at Swaziland's entry points to put pressure on King Mswati III to end what they say is a "rabidly intolerant regime" in that country.

Swaziland orders schools to teach only Christianity

2017-01-24 15:41

Swaziland's schools opened for the new academic year under new government orders to teach only Christianity, a move criticised by opponents as fuelling intolerance of Muslims.

$360m missing govt funds: Swazi workers threaten 'national shutdown'

2016-11-24 15:00

Swaziland's largest workers' federation has reportedly demanded a thorough investigation into alleged missing government funds from the country's treasury department.

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.

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