Sobhuza II

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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Apr 12th, 2012
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Though the Swazi opposition wishes otherwise, Thursday’s annual April 12 observation of the day the country was transformed from a democracy to sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarchy will by most predictions be a low-key affair. Security forces have been deployed to ensure no groupings of protes...