Swaziland:Govt Admits it’s Broke

[Swazi Media] Despite finding US$30 million to buy the kingdom’s absolute monarch King Mswati III a second private plane, earmarking E1.5bn (US$125m) this year to build a conference centre and five-star hotel to host the African Union summit in 2020 that will last only eight days, budgeting E5.5 million to build Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini a retirement house, and planning for a new parliament building that will cost E2.3 billion, the Finance Minister of Swaziland / Eswatini Martin Dlamini has publicly admitted the k

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Southern Africa:South Africa Returns Zimbabwe State Papers Dating Back to 1927

[The Herald] South Africa has returned Rhodesian Cabinet files and others State papers dating back to 1927 that Ian Douglas Smith took to that country following the collapse of his regime and these will be officially handed over to President Mnangagwa at State House tomorrow.

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Ethiopia:Ultimate Challenges of the Incoming Prime Minister

[Addis Fortune] It has been weeks since that fateful announcement by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of his decision to vacate his post. The media frenzy was at first focused on him, which is not surprising since senior-level officials rarely resign in Ethiopia, or in Africa. But people were already looking forward to finding out who his successor will be.

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