Absolute monarchy

By IndepthAfrica
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May 14th, 2012
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Mbabane – A public poll in Swaziland showed that 43% of the population disapproved of Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati’s III, earning a sharp rebuke from the government on Monday. The poll by the US-based Gallup ranked Mswati among Africa’s least popular leaders. &#...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 18th, 2012
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Mbabane – The United States is expressing concern about a crackdown on anti-monarchy demonstrations in Swaziland. A statement released on Wednesday by the US Embassy in Mbabane criticised security forces in the southern African nation for preventing peaceful gatherings and the government for ba...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 10th, 2012
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By Peter Kenworthy, Africa Contact Last years April 12 protests that called for democratisation of Swaziland’s absolute monarchy, amongst other things by removing the state of emergency that has been in place since April 12 1973, were thwarted by countless road blockades, detainments and police viole...
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Mar 17th, 2012
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Mbabane – One in four households in Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, were hit by the rising cost of food and even forced to skip meals, Unicef said in a report on Friday. “The report showed that households with family members living with HIV were at greater risk to shocks...
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Mar 10th, 2012
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Mbabane – Swaziland on Friday lashed out at the African National Congress, and the youth league in particular, over its pressure for democratic reforms in Africa’s last absolute monarchy. Government spokesperson Percy Simelane accused the ANC of forgetting the role played by Swaziland dur...
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Feb 3rd, 2012
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By Peter Kenworthy, Africa Contact President of the Swaziland National Union of Students, Maxwell Dlamini, has been released on bail today [3. February]. The money for the 50,000 Rand bail (€5000) – the largest bail ever in Swazi legal history –was raised by Maxwell’s father, Nimrod Dlamini, and loca...
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Jan 18th, 2012
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By Peter Kenworthy, Africa Contact The trial of Swazi student leader and political prisoner, Maxwell Dlamini, finally started last week after having been postponed and delayed since last April, where Maxwell Dlamini was apprehended by police and allegedly tortured and forced to sign a confession to b...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2012
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Equatorial Guinea has agreed to supply Swaziland with crude oil, but the product will first need to be refined in neighbouring South Africa, the Business Report said on Friday. Swaziland, which currently sources all of its fuel products from South Africa, does not have its own refinery. Quoting gover...
By benim
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Nov 21st, 2011
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Cape Town – The 12th wife of King Mswati III has accused Africa’s last absolute monarch of throwing her out of Swaziland’s royal household after imprisoning her for a year over an alleged affair with a government minister Ndumiso Mamba, iol reported on Monday. The report said Nothando Dube, who...
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Sep 29th, 2011
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Mbabane – Swaziland’s King Mswati III has fired a judge seen as one of the only critical voices in the southern African kingdom’s judiciary, a royal official said on Wednesday. Judge Thomas Masuku had already been suspended from the bench in June and is facing a series of misdemeano...