King Mswati III

By benim
In News
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...
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In Education
Aug 25th, 2011
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Mbabane – Students in Swaziland protesting against the closure of their university threatened to derail a traditional festival on Wednesday, leading to seven arrests. The demonstrators tried to breach a police cordon in Ezulwini at the start of the annual Umhlanga or Reed Dance, when thousands ...
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In Election
Jun 23rd, 2011
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Swaziland has asked neighboring South Africa for an emergency bailout to patch over a chronic national cash crunch that has sparked rare political unrest against King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch. Swazi dissident groups have suggested Mswati, who has at least a dozen wives and an ...
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In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 14th, 2011
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Labor unions in Swaziland, sub- Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarchy, vowed to keep pressure on the government to move to a democratic system after a police crackdown forced them to call off a third day of demonstrations. The unions will call for targeted sanctions against the southern Afric...
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In Daylight Africa
Apr 12th, 2011
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Africa’s last absolute monarch, Swaziland’s King Mswati III, has enraged his impoverished nation by enjoying a lifestyle of unchecked luxury while demanding salary cuts from civil servants. Mswati has 13 wives and a fortune estimated at $100m, placing him on Forbes magazine’s list o...
By benim
In News
Apr 5th, 2011
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Pretoria – Swaziland’s Foreign Minister Lutfo Dlamini on Tuesday downplayed anti-government protests planned for next week by an anonymous Facebook group. “We are hearing more about an uprising on April 12 outside Swaziland than we are inside,” Dlamini told media in Pretoria. ...
By benim
In Article
Mar 23rd, 2011
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Swaziland is ruled by Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati III, ranked among the world’s richest royals but reigning over a nation mired in poverty, hunger and disease. With 13 wives and a personal fortune estimated at $100-million, Forbes magazine places him among the 15 richest m...