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Swaziland king’s plane again detained in Canada in debt dispute

Swaziland King Mswati III's official plane has been detained in Canada for the second time in two years due to a debt...

Swazi King puts high price on bailout: dissidents

Swaziland's King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch, is personally funding a bailout of his government in a manoeuvre to acquire control...

Swaziland cash crunch “critical”, AIDS spending hit

A budget crunch in Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, has reached a "critical stage" with the government struggling to maintain spending on...

Cash-strapped Swaziland delays civil servants’ salaries

Swaziland said it would delay paying civil servant salaries this month, a move prompted by a liquidity crisis that has already triggered...

Thousands march against Swaziland king: activists

Thousands of people marched against the appointed government in Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, a day after clashes with riot police in...

Swaziland crisis deepens as South Africa loan stalls

A cash crunch gripping Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, intensified on Friday after South Africa admitted it had not paid the first...

Swaziland fiscal crisis deepening, IMF says

A fiscal crisis gripping Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, is deepening despite an emergency US$370 million loan from South Africa earlier this...

Parliamentary Question: Presidency: Swaziland

7. Mr M P Sibande (African National Congress (ANC) -Mpumalanga) to ask the Deputy President: 1. What is the government's foreign policy position...

South Africa loan to Swazi King raises policy

South Africa defended its loan to cash-strapped Swaziland against critics who saw the bail-out of the country's absolute monarch as symbolic of...

South Africa throws Swaziland US$370 mln lifeline

South Africa has agreed to a 2.5 billion rand bailout for Swaziland to help it through a budget crunch that had prompted...


Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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