eSwatini

 
On the horns of a dilemma
On the horns of a dilemma
Legalising the rhino horn trade could inject R60-billion into the South African fiscus, but allowing the trade could backfire at the expense of...
The deep African science of Smiles Makama
The deep African science of Smiles Makama
Smiles Mandla Makama is making a comeback. The 63-year-old Swazi musician won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the December 2018 MTN Swaziland Music...
eSwatini fights for free political expression
eSwatini fights for free political expression
King Mswati III of eSwatini has been criticised for clamping down on critical voices who challenge his authoritarian rule. Many of the activists...
[Video]Who are the amaHlubi people?
[Video]Who are the amaHlubi people?
The British colonial government dismantled amaHlubi kingship but now, the nation is gearing up for a legal battle to have their kingship restored
Egypt’s hopes on sweating Salah
Egypt’s hopes on sweating Salah
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah gets a chance to rediscover his scoring touch when he plays for Egypt against Swaziland (controversially renamed...
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
Governments must end the brutal practice of forced evictions
In the biting cold of the early morning on July 23 2018, about 10 000 people in Nairobi’s Kibera slum watched in a sleepy haze as their homes and...
Swaziland’s name change challenged in court
Swaziland’s name change challenged in court
In a crucial test of the powers of King Mswati III, the Swazi High Court has been asked to strike down the king’s unilateral change of Swaziland’s name to eSwatini earlier this year....
Swaziland’s leaders must stop eating all the grass
Swaziland’s leaders must stop eating all the grass
When King Mswati III, our reigning monarch, celebrated his 50th birthday last month, he was apparently wearing a diamond encrusted watch worth an...
Clash of the cultures: The absolute monarchy and the music festival
Clash of the cultures: The absolute monarchy and the music festival
Change comes slowly to eSwatini. The nation formerly known as Swaziland — and still labelled as such at border posts, on road signs and on...
Playing the Fool at eSwatini Festival
Playing the Fool at eSwatini Festival
In its twelfth edition, Bushfire festival has found its lifestyle stride with markets, food and camping facilities abound, but the music programming is paying the cost. At most times of the year, a drive from Johannesburg to The Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) and back makes...

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