Some commentators, such as Michela Wrong writing in the Financial Times, have suggested that among the casualties in the Westgate attack in Nairobi is the International Criminal Court (ICC). They are wrong. Perversely, the attack, in providing for delay in ICC proceedings, may allow for the saving of the court.

When the Swazi Member of Parliament Marwick Khumalo screamed ‘political persecution’ before his recent arrest on fraud charges, the People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) showed him no sympathy.

The Swazi government routinely claims that the kingdom adheres to the 'dictates of true democracy'. King Mswati III calls it a 'monarchical democracy'. But is Swaziland a democracy in any real sense

NGOs call for reviled law to be amended

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