Apr 14th, 2011
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...
In Daylight Africa
Apr 12th, 2011
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...
Apr 5th, 2011
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. ...
Mar 23rd, 2011
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...