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Swaziland

King Mswati III

Date of Birth: 19/04/1968
Place of Birth: Manzini


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Mswati III

Sobhuza II's son and successor, Mswati III, was crowned in 1986 at the age of 18 and has followed the same path...


A new landscape unfolds

SWAZILAND: Tradition reigns There is no prospect in the short term of King Mswati III, 40, reversing Swaziland’s economic decline or trying to resolve the country’s increasingly bitter politics...


Political hurdles ahead

Now it seems that these issues may not even be raised ahead of the elections and it may fall to the unions again to lead opposition to King Mswati III...


Democracy's a luxury

Amid these disasters, there was a splurge of luxury spending by the royal family, exemplified by King Mswati III's demand in 2003 that the government provide him with a 19-seater US$45 million Bombardier executive jet...


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Apart from Chissano and Mugabe, only five heads of state turned up ­ Madagascar's President Marc Ravalomanana, Botswana's President Festus Mogae, King Mswati III of Swaziland, President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo-Brazzaville and President Xanana Gusmão of East Timor, the ACP's newest member...


King and pawns

Prince David, who is reputedly taking his job very seriously, is a former Ambassador to Denmark and a son of King Mswati III's father, King Sobhuza II, who died in 1982 after reigning for 62 years...

Its basis is a monarchy in which authority has been shared between the King now Mswati III and the Queen Mother for as long as anybody can remember...


High price of kingship

King Mswati III vies for the title of Africa's last absolute monarch with Mohammed VI of Morocco...


King's move

King Mswati III made Obed Premier in 1989; he ran a liberal government until palace advisors had him dismissed in 1993...


Militants and monarchs

By contrast, Swaziland’s King Mswati III has plenty to be thankful for...

Despite pressure from trades unions and from democracies abroad (led by President Nelson Mandela) Mswati III remains an absolute monarch...


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