Independence buys freedom

Khama builds palace in Eswatini, Botswana unhappy

After he overstayed his welcome in South Africa, former president Ian Khama is reportedly building a mansion at the luxurious Nkonyeni Golf Estate on land given to him by King Mswati of Eswatini.

Masisi is conflicted in Eswatini and “out of depth”

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should recall President Mokgweetsi Masisi, current chair of the SADC organ on Politics, Defence and Security (Troika), who lacks objectivity about the unfolding crisis in eSwatini and therefore cannot mediate between the clashing security forces and demonstrators calling for electoral reforms.