AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Swaziland

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

My favorite photographs N°1: Zachary Rosen

We’re starting a new weekly series today. We ask photographers who make portraits of African subjects to introduce us to their work. Basically they pick their five favorite photographs, describe the subject matter, what brought them to the image and what kind of mood they were trying to capture. Our first guest is Zachary Rosen,

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The Swazi Bull

We were wondering whether the lurid tales of bestiality allegedly involving the King of Swaziland that are circulating on the internets — on Facebook and Scribd, among others, and apparently printed and handed out in the kingdom...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Jadakiss and the King of Swaziland

Who advised the rapper Jadakiss to take this trip (recounted in this promotional video shot by his people; watch from about 5:50) to Swaziland where he went to perform at a “fundraiser” for Swaziland’s royal family. As...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Swaziland’s Turn

Bill Minter of AfricaFocus Bulletin previews tomorrow’s pro-democracy protests in autocratic Swaziland: Demonstrations planned for Tuesday April 12 in Swaziland are probably the most ambitious effort yet in sub-Saharan Africa to spark a pro-democracy surge comparable to...

Monday, August 24th, 2009

STIMULUS PACKAGE

“King Mswati of Swaziland, ruler of some of the poorest people in the world, has sent his favourite wives on a -million shopping jaunt through Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Reports from the kingdom said that...