Friday, November 14, 2008


As more and more countries in the world recognise that Swaziland is not a democracy and that a small ruling elite is milking the majority of people, the kingdom has to go to extreme lengths to find friends in the international community.

Now news is emerging that Swazi Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini has met with officials in Iran to establish economic ties.

The Iran news agency FARS reported that Dlamini met with Iran’s Foreign Ministry Deputy for African Affairs, Ali Bagheri. FARS said Swaziland was interested in establishing new ties with Iran in regard to building power plants and sanitary cooperation.

I don’t need to tell you how the international community views Iran at the moment (think ‘axis of evil’). It all goes to show how desperate Swaziland has become.

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