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How eSwatini silences opposition activists

Activists in the Kingdom of eSwatini are routinely arrested on vague and flimsy charges

Swati editors flee to safety in SA

Independent media is under threat as authorities harass and threaten journalists

African leaders use anti-terror laws to silence journalists

Reporters in Eswatini, Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia and Cameroon have been arrested

Making media freedom in ESwatini is more than a dream

Magazine editor Bheki Makhubu, in spite of harassment from King Mswati and his cronies, is undeterred in his bid to expose the regime’s wrongdoings

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eSwatini says fake polygamy story ‘insult’ to king and country

The story, carried by the Zambian Observer said that Swazi men would have to marry several wives starting from June

Brutal evictions a blot on eSwatini

Hundreds of people are homeless and destitute, largely because they don’t have security of tenure

Swaziland’s name change challenged in court

Does King Mswati III have the authority to change the name of his country without consultation?

Swaziland’s leaders must stop eating all the grass

When King Mswati III celebrated his 50th birthday last month, he was apparently wearing a diamond encrusted watch worth an incredible $1.6-million

The life of Lungu: Mystery mansion raises suspicion

The plans for the president's eSwatini estate were leaked on social media earlier this week

The businessman’s murder that rocked the Swazi kingdom

Victor Gamedze was one of the most powerful men in Swaziland. But his death raises more questions than answers

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

As the Swazi king takes the SADC chair, his vanity projects have come under scrutiny.

SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region

Besides being the last absolute monarchy in Africa, its people are desperately poor and money is being wasted on the king’s vanity projects.

Swaziland’s King Mswati III as SADC chair will ‘institutionalise dictatorship’

Civil society groups have spoken out against the possible appointment of Swaziland’s King Mswati III as SADC chairperson.

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