Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
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.
A competition pitting witchdoctors against each other in a battle of skills this weekend in eSwatini -- formerly known as Swaziland -- has been banned, according to a government statement.
Six years ago, Jane Daniels went from hospital to hospital, police station to police station and morgue to morgue, trying to find her mentally challenged son, Denzil, who had disappeared without a trace.
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.
Countries neighbouring South Africa have banned the import of cloven-hoofed animals and their products over a foot-and-mouth disease breakout in the northern Limpopo province, government has said.
The newly appointed prime minister of eSwatini has named the 31-year-old daughter of King Mswati III as information minister weeks after the small kingdom held largely symbolic elections.
Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly expressed outrage over the cholera screening process introduced by Zambian authorities, and at least people have been 12 killed and 14 others have been wounded in Mozambique jihadist attacks, says a source.
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.
On a patch of grass beside a mountain track, eSwatini parliamentary candidate Alec Lushaba makes one final push for votes - addressing an audience of five women and four children. Read more...
A human rights activist has launched a legal challenge over the King of eSwatini's decision to change the country's name, arguing it is against the constitution.
Sandizile Malindiza learnt to make the traditional clothing of her country, formerly known as Swaziland, at 11-years-old.
Laughter has once again filled Jane Daniels' house in Delft, Cape Town, after her son - who was missing for six years – returned home.
The Central Bank of eSwatini denies holding money from a former president of South Africa following reports that Jacob Zuma had stashed the late Muammar Gaddafi's money in that country.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to meet King Mswati III for bilateral talks during a working visit to eSwatini on Sunday, the presidency says.
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.
Zimbabwe’s MDC party has slammed a new 2% tax on electronic transactions, which it says is meant to "pick-pocket the poor", and Melania Trump has visited a former slave trading fort in Ghana.
African Union election observers have urged eSwatini to lift a ban on political parties and allow candidates to campaign freely in the tiny country, which went to the polls this week.
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.
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.
Hundreds of protestors have attended eSwatini's first gay pride march, calling for equality and rights in a country where homosexuality is outlawed by the absolute monarchy.
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