eSwatini police arrest opposition leaders, activists: Parties

2019-12-20 20:00

Police in eSwatini - formerly known as Swaziland - have arrested the head of the southern African country's largest opposition party and several other politicians and activists in raids on their houses, their parties say.

eSwatini workers clash with police in salary protests

2019-10-02 21:46

Angry teachers and government workers have clashed with police in the tiny kingdom of eSwatini as they rallied to demand better pay and lower living costs in Africa's last absolute monarchy.

Gaddafi millions: SA will investigate if Libya wants it to

2019-04-08 20:34

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu says her department will probe allegations that late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's loot of millions made its way from Nkandla's bunker to eSwatini – if the Libyan government wants it to do so.

Ramaphosa, King Mswati III to meet for bilateral talks in eSwatini

2019-03-02 20:10

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to meet King Mswati III for bilateral talks during a working visit to eSwatini on Sunday, the presidency says.

Top Africa stories: Kenya nurses on infants' deaths, eSwatini

2018-09-21 07:19

Nurses in Kenya have reportedly denied any wrongdoing after bodies of at least 12 infants were found stuffed in boxes, and Police in eSwatini have come under fire after they used batons and stun grenades to disperse protesting workers in Manzini.

PICS: SA unions 'must support struggling comrades in eSwatini', says SAFTU

2018-09-20 16:51

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has criticised eSwatini’s police heavy handedness in dealing with striking workers this week after they used batons and stun grenades to disperse protesting workers in Manzini.

New name, same flaws in eSwatini election, say critics

2018-09-19 10:00

Political parties cannot be involved, there are no campaign rallies and the king wields absolute power, choosing the prime minister and cabinet: a parliamentary election in eSwatini is a vote like no other.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Swaziland's law on 'foreign love'

2018-06-21 08:21

Zimbabwean former president Robert Mugabe was reportedly "rushed" out of the country after his health "suddenly deteriorated", and Swaziland's proposed law on 'foreign love' has been described as 'absurd and ridiculous'.

Swazis must stand up and revolt

2018-06-17 10:09

All of Africa must be democratised so that all people can benefit from the economic fruits that accompany democracy, writes Benzi Soko.

'It's a private matter,' says Swaziland on Zambian leader's $4bn mansion

2018-05-17 13:00

Swaziland has reportedly said that the issue involving Zambian President Edgar Lungu's plans to build a mansion in that country is a "private matter".


Eswatini government denies King Mswati III ordered treason arrests

2019-12-14 10:36

Earlier this week, The Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) in South Africa tweeted that King Mswati III had passed a decree that four citizens be charged with high treason.

'We have a greedy king,' say protesters as anti-monarchy protests in eSwatini turn violent

2019-09-25 20:33

Violent clashes erupted in eSwatini on Wednesday after police cracked down on civil servants protesting against low pay and rising living costs in Africa's last absolute monarchy.

King Mswati's 12th wife dies in SA hospital - reports

2019-03-08 21:11

The wife of Eswatini's King Mswati the third, Nothando Dube, has died, according to reports.

eSwatini PM bans first class air travel for officials

2018-11-24 10:08

The newly-appointed prime minister of the tiny kingdom of eSwatini has banned first class air travel for top government officials as part of a slew of measures to control spending.

eSwatini votes, but the king holds absolute power

2018-09-21 06:02

The tiny African kingdom of eSwatini, ruled by an absolute monarch, is voting in polls critics describe as a sham but supporters say are a unique blend of tradition and politics.

eSwatini, Africa's last absolute monarchy

2018-09-19 13:06

The tiny country of eSwatini, until recently known as Swaziland, is ruled by a playboy king with many wives and supreme control over a nation struggling with poverty and HIV.

Swazi political party 'challenges electoral system in court'

2018-07-21 14:00

A Swaziland political party has challenged the country's political system a month before Africa's last absolute monarch goes to the polls.

Swaziland's proposed law on 'foreign love' is 'absurd, ridiculous' – activists

2018-06-20 11:25

Activists in Swaziland have criticised a draft law that might force citizens to pay dearly if they want to marry a foreign national.

More bling for Swazi King

2018-06-10 06:00

Swaziland's King Mswati III continues to surround himself with gold while his country sinks into crisis.

Swazi people 'have endured years of suffering under King Mswati III,' group says

2018-04-27 09:37

The Swaziland Solidarity Network has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) over its "inaction" on what it said was King Mswati III's "human rights abuses".

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