Mbabane

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 6th, 2012
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MBABANE, Swaziland: Every day, King Mswati III and his retinue of 13 wives face tough choices. Should they drive the BMW or the Rolls-Royce? Which plush palace to sleep in? Jet off to Dubai for a shopping spree or to Las Vegas to play the tables? Doris, a 35-year-old nurse who lives in the capital [....
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 12th, 2012
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Police in Swaziland have shot dead a number of suspects recently in what appears to be a “Shoot-to-Kill” policy. Last month a serial rapist suspect Bhekinkhosi Masina, popularly known as Scarface, was shot by police as they cornered him for arrest. Police say they only shot him in the thigh and he un...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Peter Kenworthy Swaziland’s democratic movement remains defiant and resolute in the face of police intimidation and brutality. “As we wind down the day, it would be folly for the government to think we’ve retreated. We’re going to reenergize ourselves, to regroup and to mobilise more so that we come ...
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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 benim
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Nov 30th, 2011
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Mbabane – A Swazi police officer has been suspended after she blurted out while in a spiritual trance that she wished for Africa’s last absolute monarchy to end, a church official said on Wednesday. Dumsile Khumalo, a junior police officer in the eastern town of Mliba, was at an inter-fai...
By benim
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Oct 25th, 2011
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Mbabane – Africa’s last absolute monarch King Mswati III has been hailed “God’s chosen one” after he apparently witnessed a miracle. Some of the evangelical Christians and top government officials who listened to King Mswati preach at a prayer meeting at Lozitha Palace near Mbabane, Swaziland, ...
By benim
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Sep 13th, 2011
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Mbabane – Swaziland school principals on Tuesday shut down many of the nation’s schools on the first day of the new term, demanding that government pay outstanding fees meant to ensure free public education. “The situation is bleak, very bleak. Without the money we cannot run the sc...
By benim
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Sep 9th, 2011
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Mbabane – Swazi police on Friday fired teargas and beat back anti-government protesters with batons in the capital Mbabane, where 1 000 people marched after authorities failed to win a court order to stop them. The protests marked the fifth day of nationwide rallies against absolute monarch Kin...
By benim
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Sep 8th, 2011
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Thousands of people marched on Thursday against the appointed government in Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, a day after clashes with riot police in which several protesters were arrested and beaten, an activist and local media said. As a week of protests against King Mswati III came...
By benim
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Sep 6th, 2011
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Manzini – More than 1 000 people marched on Tuesday through Swaziland’s main city Manzini in one of the largest protests yet against Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati III. Scores of riot police stood by as the protesters marched to the city centre, in the biggest demonstra...