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Swaziland Prime Minster Barnabas Dlamini’s Dubious Record

Swaziland Prime Minster Barnabas Dlamini’s Dubious Record

Swaziland’s Prime Minster Barnabas Dlamini turned 75 on Monday (15 May 2017) and the Swazi Observer newspaper published a front page tribute and four pages inside to the man who was never elected to office and owes his position to the patronage of King Mswati III. King Mswati rules Swaziland as an absolute monarch. He […]

Swaziland Government ‘Killing Its Own People’

Swaziland Government ‘Killing Its Own People’

The kingdom’s only independent newspaper has accused the Swaziland Government of ‘killing its people’ with a shortage of medicines in hospitals. The Government, handpicked by King Mswati III who rules Swaziland as an absolute monarch, has admitted it has not paid drug companies for past deliveries and supplies have dried up. Under the heading ‘Government […]

King Mswati III has banned divorce in his Swazi Kingdom

King Mswati III has banned divorce in his Swazi Kingdom

The Times of Swaziland quoted the king issuing the decree during an Easter meeting with Christian religious leaders at the Engabezweni Royal Residence. He was also quoted telling the pastors to inform the citizens that there was no pulling out once marriage takes place. “In our culture, once you marry, there is no turning back,” […]

Swaziland Magistrate Orders Wife to Have Sex Or Face Divorce

Swaziland Magistrate Orders Wife to Have Sex Or Face Divorce

A woman has been ordered by a magistrate in Swaziland to have sex with her husband within seven days or face divorce. Her husband had gone to court to seek a divorce on the grounds his wife was no longer giving him his ‘conjugal rights’. The Manzini Magistrate Phathaphatha Mdluli ordered her to have sex […]

Swaziland Wants Land From South Africa And Mozambique

Swaziland Wants Land From South Africa And Mozambique

Swaziland wants to annexe large parts of South Africa and Mozambique on behalf of the kingdom’s autocratic ruler, King Mswati III. The territory it seeks includes the administrative capital Pretoria. The Border Determination Special Committee (BDSC) said Friday (24 March 2017) large areas of South Africa belonged to the Swazi nation and had been taken […]

Your ‘Rabidly Intolerant Regime Is a Dismal Failure’, Swazi’s King Mswati III Told

Your ‘Rabidly Intolerant Regime Is a Dismal Failure’, Swazi’s King Mswati III Told

Civil society groups have demanded that Swaziland’s absolute monarch repeal a 44 year decree banning political parties. The decree which was passed in 1973 by the father to the current King Mswati III, “outlawed political parties, dissolved parliament and placed legislative, executive and judicial powers in the hands of the king”. In a joint memorandum,the […]

Protest Threatened at Entry Points Over ‘Rabidly Intolerant’ Mswati Regime

Protest Threatened at Entry Points Over ‘Rabidly Intolerant’ Mswati Regime

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. In an interview with News24, Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) spokesperson Lucky Lukhele said the protest was set for April […]

Swazi King Mswati III’s Role in Schools Chaos Ignored

Swazi King Mswati III’s Role in Schools Chaos Ignored

A command made by Swaziland’s autocratic King Mswati III that schools must not charge parents top-up fees is about to be overturned following years of confusion. And, Swazi Government ministers and the media in the kingdom are rewriting history to erase the King’s part in the chaos. In February 2014, in a speech opening Parliament […]

King Mswati III’s Bogus Claim On Democracy in Swazi Kingdom

King Mswati III’s Bogus Claim On Democracy in Swazi Kingdom

A campaign of misinformation has begun in Swaziland to convince people that it is a democratic kingdom when it is not. King Mswati III, who rules as sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, has urged people to vote at next year’s national election to pick their own leader. The King’s message was delivered by Chief Gija […]

Hunger Forces Schools to Close Early in Swaziland

Hunger Forces Schools to Close Early in Swaziland

Teachers across Swaziland are reporting that schools are forced to close early because there is no food to feed children. Zwelithini Mndzebele, General Secretary of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), told local media the union had a number of reports that some schools had broken early each day because of food shortages. Mndzebele […]

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