Kitsepile Nyathi

Swaziland is ripe for a revolution following widespread pro-democracy protests that brought the tiny kingdom to a standstill. The capital Mbabane ground to a halt last week as thousands of workers took to the streets - in what has been described as the biggest demonstration in a decade - pushing for multiparty democracy. Led by unionists, the protesters demanded an end to monarchical rule and the lifting of a ban on political parties imposed in 1973