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Vol 52 No 25

Published 16th December 2011


Economy faces royal crisis

Social unrest has been strong but not revolutionary. Could the cash shortage achieve what campaigners could not?

Swaziland is resorting to desperate measures to meet its public sector payments amid fiscal problems that the International Monetary Fund warns have reached a 'critical stage'. Africa's last absolute monarchy could find itself swept away by bankruptcy rather than revolution (AC Vol 52 No 8, Uprising put down).

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