Mswati III of Swaziland

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 8th, 2012
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Women in Swaziland are heavily discriminated against, both by law and by custom. According to the former, women in effect have the status of minors and cannot get a bank loan without the consent of their husbands. According to the latter, women can be fined for wearing trousers by traditional authori...
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...
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Jan 3rd, 2012
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Coca-Cola has been accused of supporting the regime of Swaziland dictator King Mswati III. The Swaziland Democracy Campaign, an organisation that aims to depose Africa’s last absolute monarch, has called on the multi-billion dollar drinks giant to pull out of the country immediately. The U.S.-b...
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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Nov 21st, 2011
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Mbabane – A senior official in the Swazi palace Monday denied reports that King Mswati’s 12th wife Nothando Dube had been banished from the royal household after quarrelling with a guard. The disgraced queen, who has been under house arrest since being caught in bed last year with the jus...
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...
By benim
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Nov 20th, 2011
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THE 12th wife of Swaziland’s King Mswati was kicked out of the royal palace yesterday following an altercation with a security guard. Inkhosikati LaDube was ordered to “immediately leave the palace” by royal governor Timothy Mthethwa, who was accompanied by other senior members of t...
By benim
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Nov 17th, 2011
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A budget crunch in Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, has reached a “critical stage” with the government struggling to maintain spending on HIV/AIDS, education and the elderly, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. In a damning assessment of the landlocked sout...
By benim
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Nov 15th, 2011
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Mbabane – Cash-strapped Swaziland has pulled together enough loans from local banks and private businesses to pay government workers on time this month, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. The announcement came after emergency meetings to raise the $43m reportedly needed to pay civil servants. Gove...
By benim
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Nov 6th, 2011
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Mbombela – If Swaziland suffers an economic and social collapse, the provinces of Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng will be most affected, says South African sociologist Hilda Simelane. Simelane told African Eye News Service that a Swazi collapse would not only hurt exports to Swaziland, bu...