Although political parties are not allowed to take part and the parliament has no powers, the citizens of Eswatini will go to the polls on September 21 for national elections - but the results seem a foregone conclusion with King Mswati III sure to be the winner in a country in which democracy has always taken the backstage.
Voter Bribery Rife in Swaziland in Run-Up to First Round of National Election
Swazi Media, 22 August 2018
Bribing of voters is rife in Swaziland as the kingdom gears up for the first round of the discredited national election. Read more »
King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Eswatini (file photo).
Police Forced to Hitch-Hike to Crime and Accident Scenes As Government-Induced Financial Crisis Bites
Swazi Media, 17 August 2018
Police officers in Swaziland are forced to walk or hitch-hike to crime and accident scenes because the government has not paid for fuel or vehicle repairs. Read more »
Swaziland Nurses Picket, Drugs Run Out, Lives Put At Risk As Government Fails to Pay Suppliers
Swazi Media, 16 August 2018
Nurses in Swaziland are picketing their hospital to protest drug and staff shortages caused by the government-induced financial crisis. Read more »
Swaziland People Not Allowed to Elect Government
Swazi Media, 15 August 2018
The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) in Swaziland (recently renamed Eswatini) is deliberately misleading voters into believing they are voting for a government when they… Read more »
Swaziland Freezes Govt Recruitment and Promotions As Cash Crisis Bites, but PM Will Still Get Retirement Home
Swazi Media, 13 August 2018
The Government of Swaziland (recently renamed Eswatini) has frozen all job hiring, promotions and creation of new posts because it is broke. Read more »
Swaziland Election in Confusion As Nominees Who Did Not Pay Tax Drop Out
Swazi Media, 8 August 2018
The new rule that people nominated for public office must be paid up to date on their taxes has thrown the election in Swaziland / Eswatini into confusion. Hundreds of people have… Read more »
All Public Events Banned in Swaziland On Day of Primary Election
Swazi Media, 7 August 2018
Swaziland / Eswatini has banned all public events including weddings and funerals that fall on the day of the kingdom's primary election. Read more »
Observer Group Says Swaziland Election Nomination Successful, Despite Some Shortcomings
Swazi Media, 4 August 2018
Swaziland's election nominations were marred by delays at most of the voting centres, according to the first independent report from observers to be published. Read more »
Corruption Rife Among Security Firms Servicing Swaziland Government and Public Enterprises
Swazi Media, 3 August 2018
More than half of the companies providing security services to government ministries and public enterprises in Swaziland / Eswatini have been found to be corrupt and engaged in… Read more »
Media Report Chaos and Confusion During Nominations for Swaziland Election
Swazi Media, 1 August 2018
There were many local media reports of chaos and confusion as Swaziland / Eswatini voters turned out to nominate candidates in the forthcoming House of Assembly election. Read more »
Report Says Swaziland Police Spying On Legal Protests
Swazi Media, 2 August 2018
Police in Swaziland / Eswatini are video recording and keeping data of protest marches by political parties and labour federations. They then use the information to deprive people… Read more »
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