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: Swaziland cannabis farmers fear new South African law

2019-06-07 09:08

Following a new South African law allowing private growth and consumption of cannabis, growers in neighbouring Swaziland, who depended on South Africa's demand, may face economic ruin. WATCH NOW.

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.

Top Africa stories: Man kills worker's wife and 2 children, Zim cholera

2018-09-20 08:00

A Zimbabwe man has shot dead his worker’s wife and two young daughters in a row over stolen groundnuts, and Zimbabwe's government has forced vendors off the streets amid deadly cholera outbreak

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.

From Uniswa to Uneswa

2018-07-22 10:02

It seems every Swazi national is heeding the royal command that the country will no longer be Swaziland, but eSwatini.


2018-07-04 11:16

Local actress Tessa Twala has opened up about a difficult time in her life.

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.

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.

Top Africa stories: Mnangagwa, Lungu's mansion, Ebola

2018-05-18 08:00

An ex-zimbabwean minister fingers President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a fraud case, and Swaziland says the issue involving Zambian President Edgar Lungu's plans to build a mansion in that country is a "private matter"


'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.

Road trip: The Subaru Forester to Foresters Arms

2019-03-09 06:00

Originally conceived as a crossover version of the Impreza the Subaru Forester has matured with every passing generation. But has it stayed true to the Foresters code? To find out, we took it on an 800km round trip to Foresters Arms in Swaziland.

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.

WATCH: eSwatini police attack unarmed protesters with batons, stun grenades

2018-09-20 06:01

Police in eSwatini have come under fire after they used batons and stun grenades to disperse protesting workers in Manzini.

African countries can help ban nuclear weapons - ICRC

2018-09-05 14:36

African countries have the power to force the rest of the world to ban nuclear weapons – if almost all of them adhered to the treaty on this, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.

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.

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'.

Foreign love is pricey in eSwatini

2018-06-17 07:53

Residents of the kingdom of Swaziland, now called eSwatini, will have to pay dearly if they want to marry a foreign national – if the Finance Bill of 2018 is signed into law.

Taxpayers fund Mswati-Lungu bromance

2018-05-20 06:02

The growing bonds of friendship between Swaziland’s King Mswati III and Zambian leader Edgar Lungu have reached new, but worrying, levels for the two countries' citizens.

'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".

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