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Eswatini: murder of pro-democracy activist prompts outrage
Fears security agencies may have been involved in shooting of Thulani Maseko in his home on Saturday

Jason Burke in Johannesburg and Phathizwe Zulu in Eswatini

24, Jan, 2023 @5:22 PM

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Richard E Grant on grief, fame and life without a filter: ‘I 100% believe that secrets are toxic’
He has delighted fans with his honesty about showbusiness – now he’s being just as open about the pain of losing his wife, Joan Washington. Is anything off limits?

Hadley Freeman

17, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Swazi gold’: grandmothers in Eswatini growing cannabis to make ends meet
In the poverty-stricken kingdom, an older generation rely on growing marijuana to feed children orphaned by Aids epidemic

Colleta Dewa in Nhlangano

02, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘An economic calamity’: Africa faces years of post-Covid instability
Damage from pandemic could quash ambitions, exacerbate tensions and deepen repression in parts of continent

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

13, Aug, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Eswatini protests: ‘we are fighting a liberation struggle’
Dozens have died seeking reforms to African kingdom where many are suspicious of authorities’ offer of talks

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

08, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Handwashing and hot tea: Eswatini celebrates roll out of solar-heated water
New stations at health clinics improve hygiene in locations where warm water seen as ‘an absolute luxury’, helping to tackle Covid

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

16, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Musicians hit hard by festival cancellations in southern Africa
Coronavirus has forced events including AfrikaBurn and Bushfire to cancel, leaving performers without promotional platforms and income

Silence Charumbira

12, Jun, 2020 @6:15 AM

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‘I'd like to offer you a holiday’: Richard E Grant's childhood letter to Barbra Streisand
Singer responds after actor and superfan shared letter and posed outside her house

Guardian staff

30, Jan, 2019 @1:53 AM

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Swaziland's reed dance: cultural celebration or sleazy royal ritual? | Sara Assarsson
Steeped in tradition, the annual reed dance festival attracts thousands of Swazi women. But are they forced to parade before Africa’s last absolute monarch?

Sara Assarsson in Manzini

22, Sep, 2016 @10:51 AM

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Legal rhino horn and ivory trade should benefit Africa, says Swaziland government
As talks about a complete ban on both the international and domestic markets heat up, the Swaziland government accuses western NGOs of being ‘armchair preservationists’

Karl Mathiesen

12, Sep, 2016 @10:28 AM

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Swaziland turns to anti-retrovirals as safe sex message falls flat
Aids is rampant in the kingdom but programmes to treat pregnant women and encourage men to get tested are slowly having an impact

Hannah McNeish in Ezulwini

20, Jul, 2016 @9:27 AM

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Swaziland acting as 'puppet' to South Africa in bid to legalise rhino horn trade
Top conservationists criticise the proposal – announced just days after neighbouring South Africa dropped its bid for legal trade – saying it will open the gates for a black market

Adam Vaughan in Nairobi

27, May, 2016 @9:51 AM

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