King Mswati III
Apr 10, 2011 11:43 EDT
South Africa's largest labour group plans to blockade a key border crossing with Swaziland next week to support planned protests against the rule of King Mswati III, an official said on Sunday.
Apr 09, 2011 15:33 EDT
Swaziland's cash-strapped government expects the International Monetary Fund to give it a green light to apply for new loans within the next two weeks, a newspaper report said Saturday.
Apr 07, 2011 12:23 EDT
Swaziland has banned protests planned for next week, Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini said Thursday, warning the public not to join anti-government rallies in Africa's last absolute monarchy.
Mar 25, 2011 07:05 EDT
Swaziland's cabinet ministers have accepted a 10 percent salary cut as the country tries to claw its way out of a budget crisis, Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini said Friday.
Mar 19, 2011 05:59 EDT
Swaziland?s King Mswati III called for his people to "work harder and sacrifice more", instead of protesting against the country's economic downturn, state media said on Saturday.
Mar 05, 2011 16:01 EST
Mozambican police denied Saturday that Swaziland tried to import two containers of arms through Mozambique, after Swazi dissidents accused the neighbouring country of aiding "a possible bloodbath."
Feb 24, 2011 22:54 EST
"Just relax, it won?t be very painful," are the last words Maqhawe Tsela hears before the nurse plunges a large needle into the base of his penis.
Feb 21, 2011 10:33 EST
Swaziland launched Monday a drive to encourage men to volunteer for circumcision in a bid to curb the spread of HIV, of which the small kingdom has the highest infection rate in the world.
Dec 07, 2010 12:10 EST
A banned Swaziland opposition party on Tuesday said the government had blocked access to its website, which had been hosting a poll on whether the kingdom should hold multi-party elections.
Oct 01, 2010 07:45 EDT
Mystery around humanitarian award for leader of Swaziland, kingdom accused of trampling rights. The kingdom of Swaziland says its prime minister is receiving an award for "contributions to humankind" on Saturday, but the group apparently bestowing the honor appears to be little more than a Florida phone number and website.
Sep 09, 2010 08:22 EDT
Swaziland's hardline royalist Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini said his government will consider punishing political dissidents by beating their feet with spikes, state media said Thursday.
Sep 08, 2010 10:54 EDT
Swaziland activists march on 2nd day of protests for democracy, 2 leaders arrested. Two leading activists in Swaziland were briefly detained Wednesday during a pro-democracy march in the capital of sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarchy, while supporters said a third leader also has been released.
Sep 07, 2010 10:30 EDT
Pro-democracy demonstrators marched Tuesday in Swaziland against Africa's last absolute monarchy, despite the arrests of nearly 50 people on the eve of the protests.
Sep 06, 2010 11:50 EDT
Up to 50 people were arrested Monday in Swaziland, the day before a planned protest to call attention to human rights abuses in Africa's last absolute monarchy, activists said.
Aug 11, 2010 09:37 EDT
Norway pledges to work for democratic reform in Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy. Norway pledged Wednesday to work for democracy in Africa's last absolute monarchy ? tiny Swaziland ? while comparing the initiative to its role in the fight against apartheid in neighboring South Africa.
Aug 06, 2010 12:17 EDT
Swaziland judge says gasoline bomb attacks have stopped after the arrest of alleged bombers. A Swaziland judge refuses to free on bail two suspected gasoline bombers and says after their arrest a spate of bomb attacks stopped in this southern African nation.
May 22, 2010 08:31 EDT
Swazi opposition leader Mario Masuku said on Saturday he was charged with terrorism after mentioning the name of his political movement at the funeral of a supporter who died in police custody.
Apr 22, 2010 13:32 EDT
The heads of the five-nation Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), the oldest such bloc in the world, signed an agreement Thursday to further unify the body, officials said.
Apr 19, 2010 03:01 EDT
Crusading environmentalist in kingdom of Swaziland wins international prize. When Thuli Makama set out to help struggling communities in Swaziland, she envisioned mediating agreements allowing people to collect firewood from wildlife parks. Instead, she ended up fighting to save lives.
Mar 26, 2010 13:35 EDT
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said Friday he would only implement terms of an agreement he signed in 2008 with rival Morgan Tsvangirai if the West removed sanctions on his allies.