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King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell

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

And – surprise – the winner is … King Mswati!

Swaziland's polls offer little hope of change, but some candidates believe they can be agents of change, writes Louise Redvers.

Mswati declares Swaziland a ‘monarchial democracy’

Africa's last absolute monarch King Mswati III has announced his tiny mountain kingdom has a new political system – a "monarchial democracy".

Thousands gather to witness Netherlands’s new king sworn in

Queen Beatrix has abdicated, handing over to her son, Willem-Alexander, who became the first king of the Netherlands in over 120 years.

The original ‘jubilee’ referred to a movement for social justice

Simon Barrow explores the way in which a thick curtain has been drawn between the patronage, power and unaccountable wealth embodied in monarchy.

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