First arrest puts marital rape in spotlight in Eswatini

2020-01-17 11:52

The southern African kingdom of Eswatini is ramping up rights for married women, enforcing the charge of rape against offending husbands - a taboo in conservative Swati society.

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.

WATCH: The teen designing eSwatini's traditional regalia

2019-07-22 20:07

Sandizile Malindiza learnt to make the traditional clothing of her country, formerly known as Swaziland, at 11-years-old.

WATCH: 'I want to look after my mother', says Cape Town man found after 6 years in eSwatini

2019-07-01 18:07

Laughter has once again filled Jane Daniels' house in Delft, Cape Town, after her son - who was missing for six years – returned home.

Central Bank of eSwatini denies holding money for Zuma following missing 'Gaddafi millions' claims

2019-04-12 16:01

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.

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.

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.

Top Africa stories: MDC slams new Zim tax law, Melania Trump in Ghana

2018-10-04 08:00

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.

AU calls for eSwatini to end ban on political parties

2018-09-22 19:34

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.

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 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.

eSwatini bans 'witchcraft and magic' competition

2019-07-11 08:24

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.

'Dead' Cape Town man, found in eSwatini after 6 years, to be brought home

2019-06-26 17:57

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.

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.

SA slammed with red meat bans over foot-and-mouth disease

2019-01-14 21:55

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.

eSwatini princess gets information portfolio in new government

2018-11-03 19:14

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.

Top Africa stories: Zim cholera, Moz, Tanzania

2018-09-24 10:33

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.

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.

Seeking votes in eSwatini, where the king's rule is absolute

2018-09-20 12:30

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...

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