King Mswati III

 
Making media freedom in Eswatini is more than a dream
Making media freedom in Eswatini is more than a dream
The role of dissenting journalists in Eswatini is more crucial than ever before. But the grimy reality is that critical journalists left in...
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The beleaguered tax agency will probably miss its revenue target again, but is on the road to recovery as the new commissioner revives critical...
Mswati wanted Trillian to turn his country into a tax haven
Mswati wanted Trillian to turn his country into a tax haven
The Gupta-linked company that had an ‘interest’ in South African state-owned enterprises used a similar modus operandi to try to get a...
eSwatini says fake polygamy story 'insult' to king and country
eSwatini says fake polygamy story 'insult' to king and country
The government of eSwatini on Tuesday angrily denied viral online reports that King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch who has 14 wives,...
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...
Brutal evictions a blot on eSwatini
Brutal evictions a blot on eSwatini
Last week, Amnesty International released its report on forced evictions in eSwatini. The report, They Don’t See Us as People: Security of...
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...
The life of Lungu: Mystery mansion raises suspicion
The life of Lungu: Mystery mansion raises suspicion
Zambia’s president is building a house on a luxury golf estate — in eSwatini, the nation formerly known as Swaziland.
The businessman’s murder that rocked the Swazi kingdom
The businessman’s murder that rocked the Swazi kingdom
It was a warm Sunday evening on January 14, still light, when Victor Gamedze pulled into the petrol station that was about to become the scene of...
After Mugabe, could King Mswati be the next strongman to fall?
After Mugabe, could King Mswati be the next strongman to fall?
In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s fall from grace, commentators are rushing to ask: Which long-term African leader is next in line to hit the dust?...
King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
COMMENTFor King Mswati III, becoming chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) while hosting the organisation’s 36th...

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