From Swazi Media Commentary Sun Feb 3 2013, 04:46:00

By Richard Rooney

(This article first appeared in Pambazuka News 24 January 2013 Issue 614)

The tiny kingdom of Swaziland in southern Africa is getting ready for a national parliamentary election this year, amid expectations that the outcome will be a fraud on democracy.

All political parties are banned in the kingdom where King Mswati III is generally considered to be the last absolute monarch in sub-Saharan Africa.

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