Cow-funding suitor has competition from chief

2017-09-17 05:58

A basketball coach’s dream to marry King Mswati III’s eldest daughter, Princess Sikhanyiso, could be dashed.

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.

'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.

$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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.


The nice lies of the courtiers

2017-05-07 06:23

Our dearly beloved leader shares many traits with Swaziland’s King Mswati III. So much so that a fake news story about them earlier this year circulated quickly and was believed by many people.

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.

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.

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.

Swaziland critics lament repression

2015-09-06 19:02

As Swaziland celebrates 47 years of independence, the rights group Amnesty International laments repression.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Swaziland frees detained opposition activists

2014-05-06 08:32

A Swaziland High Court judge has freed on bail seven opposition activists arrested last month at the trial of journalists charged with publishing articles critical of King Mswati III’s government.

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