Poverty & Development

Swaziland unrest looms after US rescinds trade deal

Swaziland's workers bear the consequences after it was removed from lucrative US trade bloc for failing on human rights.

Swaziland unrest looms after US rescinds trade deal

Poverty & Development

Malawi schools to teach in English

Questions of colonialism after Malawi opts for English as medium of instruction in schools rather than local languages.

Malawi schools to teach in English

Angola

SADC hands Mugabe regional recognition

Zimbabwe's leader given rotating chairmanship of 15-member nation bloc a year after he won disputed presidential polls.

SADC hands Mugabe regional recognition

Africa

Swaziland High Court jails government critics

Judge jails editor and rights lawyer for two years over articles critical of government and judiciary to deter others.

Swaziland High Court jails government critics

Africa

S Africa delays 'Prime Evil' parole decision

A decision on possible parole for apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock to be made within a year.

S Africa delays 'Prime Evil' parole decision

Africa

US cuts Swaziland from lucrative trade pact

Country dropped from African Growth and Opportunity Act over its crackdowns on protesters.

US cuts Swaziland from lucrative trade pact

Business & Economy

Swaziland's reserves dwindle to $790,000

Kingdom's official reserves will cover only four months of vital imports, central bank estimates.

Swaziland's reserves dwindle to $790,000

Kenya

Polygamy bill allows Kenyan men many wives

Kenya's parliament passed a bill allowing men to have a limitless number of wives, irritating women's rights groups.

Environment

Gambia severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan

Gambia is the second African state to announce a change in its diplomatic relationship with Taiwan this week.

Gambia severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan

China

African intellectuals ponder peace prospects

Analysts believe the continent is moving past stereotypes around conflict but governance problems continue.

African intellectuals ponder peace prospects

Opinion

Swaziland: liberal democracy and its discontents

Swazis want reform, but do they want a multi-party system?

Vito Laterza

by Vito Laterza

Vito Laterza

Bhutan

Swaziland elects new faces for an old order

The king continues to choose the prime minister, but some cabinet ministers were ousted in a push for change.

Swaziland elects new faces for an old order

Mozambique

Voices from Swaziland

Voters discuss their king and the country's controversial electoral process.

Voices from Swaziland

Africa

Swaziland tallies results in disputed polls

Final results are expected on Saturday, one day after the voting for 55 seats in parliament.

Swaziland

Activists call Swazi election a 'selection'

The prime minister must be chosen by the king, leading some opposition groups to boycott Friday's vote.