Land takeovers for industrial farming are on a fast track with harmful effects accumulating. And plans are unfolding for manufacturing and trade enclaves under privatized governance.
More than 10,000 people gathered for a vigil and march over the death and the country's draconian abortion laws.
The legislative elections left a probable right-center coalition in control. However, one piece of good news is that the anti-immigrant ultra right took a beating.
Opposition to Mswati's royal despotism has been arising through the trade unions. Demands include increased wages and union rights, as well as democratic reforms.
An indigenous-led government at odds with an indigenous opposition exemplifies one contradiction surfacing during the fight.
The proposal for a 191 mile segment of highway that would pass through Bolivia's TIPNIS natural reserve and indigenous property is drawing strong protests and heated debate.
These attitudes were reproduced so grotesquely by the needy inadequates on TV shows such as The Apprentice.
Cash strapped and beset by political turmoil, the tiny kingdom of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, is petitioning neighboring South Africa for a USD $1.4 billion bailout to stave off collapse.
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The start of a landmark legal challenge to the rule of King Mswati III has boosted the pro-democracy movement in the tiny southern African state of Swaziland.