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Schools Crisis Over Christian Teaching

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's schools are in crisis because of lack of funds and teachers, the kingdom's Minister of Education and Training Phineas Magagula said. (AllAfrica)

'Editor Flees After Death Threat'

[Swazi Media] Swazi editor Zweli Martin Dlamini has fled to neighbouring South Africa after he received death threats. He had written a story about absolute monarch King Mswati III's shady dealings in the telecommunications industry, writes Kenworthy News Media. (AllAfrica)

Journalists 'Scared to Do Their Jobs'

[Swazi Media] Journalists in Swaziland cannot do their jobs properly because they fear people in authority, a leading media academic in the kingdom said. (AllAfrica)

Jail Inmates 'Beaten Frequently' - Report

[Swazi Media] A suspect told a magistrate in Swaziland that inmates at the Sidwashini correctional facility were 'frequently assaulted', a newspaper in the kingdom reported. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Restores Swazi Trade Benefits

[Swazi Media] The United States has restored trade benefits for Swaziland that were withdrawn because of human rights violations, but there is still more work to be done. (AllAfrica)

Drugs and Ammunition Found Near Swaziland Borderline

[SAPS] Yesterday, 19 December 2017 at 11.30, Multi-disciplinary approach by Public Order Policing, Tactical Response Team and National Intervention unit deployed at Pongola and the surroundings conducted their Festive Season operations preventing cross border crimes. While the members were patrolling, the followed up information about suspects manufacturing drugs at Industrial Park at Pongola. The premises was searched and ecstasy, cocaine, crystal meth, crack cocaine and dagga were found to the street value of m (AllAfrica)

8 in 10 Elderly Are in Poverty

[Swazi Media] More than 80 percent of women aged 60 and over and 70 percent of men in Swaziland live in poverty, according to a new report. (AllAfrica)

Public Spending 'Out of Control' - Finance Minister

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's public spending is so out of control the kingdom has to rely on income from a customs union to pay public service salaries, but it is not enough, Finance Minister Martin Dlamini told Parliament. (AllAfrica)

Good Morning Africa From the Kingdom of Swaziland

[This is Africa] Good Morning Africa from one of the world's absolute monarchies, Swaziland. The landlocked country is ranked 159 in the world in terms of the sum of all land and water areas delimited by international boundaries. (AllAfrica)

Chief Punishes Residents With Fine

[Swazi Media] Residents in Swaziland have been fined for not attending community meetings and paying 'homage' to their chief. (AllAfrica)

Graca Machel Urges Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children

[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition. (AllAfrica)

King 'Exploits Forced Child Workers' - Report

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch in Swaziland, has been named in an global report on human trafficking for forcing children to work in his fields. (AllAfrica)

Kwes to Give One Lucky Winner Trip to NBA All-Star Weekend in LA

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Zimbabwean satellite and broadcasting network Kwes TV will be giving one super fan a once in a lifetime experience chance to win an all-expenses paid trip with a partner to the All-Star Weekend 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (AllAfrica)

School 'Turns Poor Children Away'

[Swazi Media] Parents at a primary school in Swaziland want the principal to quit after turning poor pupils away. (AllAfrica)

Ex-MP Sues for 'Jail Assault'

[Swazi Media] A former member of the Swaziland parliament is suing the kingdom's jail services, alleging he was assaulted while an inmate at a correctional facility. (AllAfrica)

Swazi Government 'Is Broke'

[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Government is broke and 'living from hand to mouth', according to an independent newspaper in the kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Local Election Corruption Claim

[Swazi Media] A veteran journalist in Swaziland has slammed the organisation of the upcoming municipal elections in the kingdom, suggesting voting will be rigged. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Rail Link Project to Create Jobs

[SAnews.gov.za] More than 9 000 direct jobs are set to be created in South Africa and Swaziland during the construction of the Swaziland Rail Link project. (AllAfrica)

'Secretive' Gold Mine Closes

[Swazi Media] A gold mine in Swaziland opened by King Mswati III promising more than 400 jobs has been closed after allegations of poor management. (AllAfrica)

Is Mswati Third Wealthiest King?

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch in Swaziland, has been named the third wealthiest King in Africa by an international business website. (AllAfrica)

TV Censors Public Servants March

[Swazi Media] Two journalists on Swaziland's state-controlled television almost lost their jobs because they covered a protest march by public servants. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Still a Secretive State

[Swazi Media] Swaziland government ministries and public institutions remain unwilling to share information about their activities, a new report reveals. (AllAfrica)

Armed Police End Student Protest

[Swazi Media] Armed police escorted students from a Swaziland college off the campus after they complained about the quality of their food. (AllAfrica)

Boy Loses Eye in Illegal School Beating

[Swazi Media] An 11-year-old boy in Swaziland lost an eye when a cane his schoolteacher was using to illegally beat other pupils broke and splintered. It is one of a long line of abuses against children in the kingdom in the name of corproral punishment. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Launches Annual Tourism Awards

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE (STA) has announced the second annual Tourism Excellence Awards. This is an effort to recognise and reward businesses driving the growth of the sector in the Southern African country. The awards are an integral part of STA's efforts to raise the tourism sector's national and international competitiveness by inspiring organisations and individuals to create quality, unique, and compelling experiences for guests. The awards will recognise excellence within each of the following categories; adventure tour (AllAfrica)

King Mswati III Takes 14th Wife After Umhlanga Reed Dance Festival

[This is Africa] King Mswati III of Swaziland has taken another wife. During the recent Umhlanga Annual Reed Dance, King Mswati III chose 19 year-old Siphele Mashwama as his 14th wife. (AllAfrica)

King Misleads UN On Swazi Freedom

[Swazi Media] Only days after it was learnt that people who criticise King Mswati of Swaziland face two years' jail, the King misled the UN General Assembly saying that 'all citizens' have the opportunity to air their views. (AllAfrica)

Swazi Textile Workers Exploited

[Swazi Media] A trade union drive is underway in Swaziland to recruit workers in the kingdom's notorious textile industry. (AllAfrica)

Poverty Forces Girls Into Sex Work

[Swazi Media] Poverty is forcing girls in Swaziland to drop out of school and become sex workers, according to a media report. (AllAfrica)

Harambee Starlets Beat Swaziland

[Nation] Harambee Starlets on Monday beat Swaziland 1-0 in their final preliminary match on the ongoing Cosafa Women's Championship match at the 10,000-seater Luveve Stadium in Bulawayo. (AllAfrica)

Starlets Beat Swazis to Book Zimbabwe in Cosafa Semi

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mercy Achieng's sublime 89th minute goal handed Kenya's Harambee Starlets a 1-0 win over Swaziland to book a date with hosts Zimbabwe in the semi-final of the COSAFA Women's Championship on Thursday. (AllAfrica)