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Zimbabwe And Swaziland The Most Un-Free African Countries

Zimbabwe And Swaziland The Most Un-Free African Countries

ZIMBABWE and Swaziland have emerged as the most un-free African countries on a range of democracy indices such as freedom of expression, liberty to join any political association and voting for a candidate of their choosing. The latest Afrobarometer survey says 51 percent of citizens surveyed in 28 African countries believed their country was a […]

Swaziland’s King Mswati’s Election As Deputy Chairman Of SADC Raises Serious Legal Problem

Swaziland’s King Mswati’s Election As Deputy Chairman Of SADC Raises Serious Legal Problem

The Southern African Development Community felt it was not its place to block Swaziland’s King Mswati III’s election as deputy chairman of the regional bloc as it would have meant intervening in the affairs of a nation that has “no problem” with their monarch, Deputy International Relations and Co-operation Minister Luwellyn Landers said on Wednesday. […]

SADC Member Countries’ Contributions Below Expectations

SADC Member Countries’ Contributions Below Expectations

The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)?s national secretary, Beatriz Morais, Tuesday in Gaborone (Botswana) expressed concern at the scarcity of the member states contributions to the budget of the organisation. Speaking on the fringes of the SADC Permanent Committee, Beatriz Morais said that of the Usd 37 million of the budget approved at a Council […]

Swazi King Creates Schools Chaos

Swazi King Creates Schools Chaos

A command from Swaziland’ autocratic King Mswati III abolishing top-up fees has sent schools in his kingdom spiralling into chaos. He made the directive during his speech opening the Swazi Parliament in February 2014, even though the government he hand-picked did not have a plan to implement it. In Swaziland the King’s word is a […]

I Want A Safe Passage Home: Swazi Chief Justice

I Want A Safe Passage Home: Swazi Chief Justice

The Swaziland Chief Justice (CJ) Michael Ramodibedi, who has been holed up in his house for more than two weeks, resisting arrest on abuse of power charges has asked for a free passage to the South African border so he can escape all charges made against him. The demand is one of five Ramodibedi is […]

House on Fire is creating opportunities for Swazi artists

House on Fire is creating opportunities for Swazi artists

MALKERNS, Swaziland, A developing national arts scene requires a developing national arts center, with luck one that is owned and operated by artists themselves. In Swaziland, the growth of indigenous talent has been complemented by the flowering of a venue popular with performers, audiences and critics. Artistic director Jiggs Thorne and his brother Sholto Thorne […]

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