Swaziland: Hungry Will Sell Their Vote for Food
Swaziland's Minister of Labour and Social Security Lutfo Dlamini gave away 450 food hampers to elderly people in his constituency. Read more »
Swaziland: Where Have 200,000 Voters Come From? [opinion]
Swaziland's Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) says there are 600,000 people in the kingdom eligible to vote in this year's national election. Read more »
Swaziland: The Deputy P.M. Is the Coward [opinion]
Without the hint of a blush on his cheek, Swaziland's unelected Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku has branded democrats who are calling for a boycott of this year's national... Read more »
Swaziland: ANC Angry At Brutal Security Force
The African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa is the latest organisation to condemn Swaziland's use of security forces to brutally quash democracy protests. Read more »
Swaziland: PM Bars Democrats From Swazi Senate
Members of political parties advocating for democracy in Swaziland will not be allowed to become members of the Swazi Senate, the kingdom's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini has... Read more »
Five of Swaziland's biggest prodemocracy groups have demanded the South African Government recall its High Commissioner from the kingdom after he appeared to publicly support King... Read more »
Swaziland: 'Not Afraid of Jail' - Swazi Activist
Asked whether his imprisonment would dampen his political activism, Wonder Mkhonza replied "of course not! The threat of jail can no longer dent our spirit as we push for democracy... Read more »
Swaziland: Democracy Talks - but Not in Swaziland
This is a tale of democracy and two neighbouring nations: the kingdom of Swaziland and the Republic of South Africa. Read more »
Swaziland: Misa Tells 'Times' Editor to Resign
The Media Institute for Southern Africa has called on the managing editor of Swaziland's only independent newspaper group to resign because he is too close to King Mswati III. Read more »
Swaziland: 'Police Spies Infiltrate Media'
Police spies have infiltrated journalism newsrooms in Swaziland, the kingdom's premier media watchdog has reported. Read more »
Swaziland: Arrested Activist Mkhonza Gets Bail
According to a statement today from PUDEMO national spokesperson, Zakhele Mabuza, Wonder Mkhonza has been granted a bail of 15 000 emalangeni, approximately 1650 US$, writes... Read more »
Swaziland: Pudemo Takes the Message to Denmark
"Swaziland is a dictatorship where the king rules by decree. You should go there to see for yourselves how PUDEMO-members and those who are associated with them are treated. Read more »
Swaziland: King Mswati's Regime 'Catastrophic'
Freedom House, the international human rights group, has blamed King Mswati III personally for the 'catastrophic' decline in Swaziland's economy and its standing in the world. Read more »
Swaziland: Editors Stand By Makhubu and 'Nation'
The Swaziland Editors' Forum has expressed it support for Bheki Mabhuza, the editor of the Nation magazine, who has been convicted of 'scandalising the court' because he criticised... Read more »
Swaziland: Press Freedom and the 'Nation'
In April 2013 Bheki Makhubu the editor of the Nation magazine in Swaziland and its owners, Swaziland Independent Publishers, were convicted of 'scandalising the court' after two... Read more »
Swaziland: Police Make Illegal House Arrest
A senior trade union leader in Swaziland was illegally placed under house arrest today (1 May 2013) by police who wanted to prevent him attending a May Day rally. Read more »
Swaziland: Leaders Arrested On May Day
Police cracked down on democracy protesters in Swaziland today (1 May 2013) as workers tried to celebrate May Day. Read more »
Swaziland: Police Violence 'Expected' On May Day
Police are expected to clash with trade unionists in Swaziland today (1 May 2013) as workers try to celebrate May Day, despite a court ban. Read more »
Swaziland: 'Worst Month for Human Rights' [opinion]
April 2013 has been one of the worst months in living memory for human rights in Swaziland. Read more »
Swaziland: King Sees Opposition As 'Treason'
King Mswati III views all opposition to the elections in his kingdom later this year as 'treason', the Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) said. Read more »
Swaziland: King Misleads On First World Status [opinion]
King Mswati III has once again told his subjects that Swaziland is on the way to becoming 'a First World Nation'. Read more »
Swaziland: Now, Election Meetings Are 'Seditious' [opinion]
A youth leader in Swaziland has been charged with sedition because he allegedly tried to organise a meeting to discuss the forthcoming elections in the kingdom. Read more »
Swaziland: 'King's Birthday Privately Sponsored'
King Mswati III's US$3.6 million birthday party was privately sponsored and did not cost the Swazi people anything, the government has claimed. Read more »
Swaziland: The Case for Political Parties [opinion]
A lot of hot air is being generated in Swaziland about political parties as the kingdom gets ready for national elections later this year. Read more »
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