In Southern Africa
Dec 24th, 2012
Police in the small African kingdom of Swaziland have banned women from wearing miniskirts and midriff-revealing tops saying they provoke rape. Offenders face a six-month jail term under the ban, which invokes a colonial criminal law dating back to 1889. “The act of the rapist is made easy, bec...
Aug 8th, 2012
A founding member of Swaziland’s banned opposition People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) party said Swazis expect King Mswati III to make meaningful democratic reforms rather than hold an insincere “people’s parliament.” Tuesday, the king began a three-day people’s assembly called the “sibaya”...
In Featured 2
May 20th, 2012
Photos are beginning to come through from the picket in London to protest that King Mswati III of Swaziland has been invited to take part in the Jubilee celebrations of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth. The King, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, is staying at the Savoy Hotel, where roo...