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All Systems Go for #TheTotalShutdown March, No Men Allowed On the Ground

[News24Wire] Organisers of the #TheTotalShutdown march say they only want women and gender non-conforming individuals (GNC) on the ground during the event. (AllAfrica)

Young Warriors, eSwatini Lock Horns

[The Herald] The Young Warriors are in bullish mood ahead of their first Cosafa Championships group match in Mauritius this morning, although they expect a tough duel against Swaziland. The Zimbabwe national Under-17 football team, which arrived on the resort Indian Ocean island on Sunday, believe they have thoroughly prepared for the clash. (AllAfrica)

King's Airport Fails to Attract Airlines

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's King Mswati III airport dubbed a vanity project for the King and a white elephant has failed to attract any new airlines in the four years since it opened, the kingdom's civil aviation authority has admitted. (AllAfrica)

Kingdom Will Never Be the Same Again

[Swazi Media] Swaziland might never be the same again. King Mswati III demonstrated his absolute power by renaming his kingdom Eswatini. He did this during the so-called 50-50 Celebrations to mark his own 50th birthday and the half-century of Swaziland's independence from Great Britain. The King also made headlines when he wore a watch worth $1.6 million and a suit beaded with diamonds at his birthday party. His lavish spending is notorious; days earlier he took delivery of his second private jet, this one costing about (AllAfrica)

Minister Demands Journalist's Arrest

[Swazi Media] The Health Minister of Swaziland / Eswatini Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane called on police to arrest a journalist who was photographing government ministers' cars outside the Deputy Prime Minister's office. (AllAfrica)

Govt Cash Crisis - Students Get Results

[Swazi Media] Students at the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) who have completed their exams have been given their results despite a report they had been withheld because the government had not paid their tuition fees. (AllAfrica)

Govt Cash Crisis - Schoolkids Sent Home

[Swazi Media] Children a primary school in Swaziland/Eswatini were sent home because their parents did not help to pay its electricity bill. (AllAfrica)

Only 36% of Swazis Approve of PM

[Swazi Media] Just over one in three people in Swaziland/Eswatini approve of the job performance of Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini or their member of parliament, a new independent report found. (AllAfrica)

Courts & King Face Challenge Over Country's Name Change

[Legalbrief] Less than three months after King Mswati III's declaration that his country's name had changed comes a direct challenge to the legality of that decision. (AllAfrica)

Students Stuck As Govt Not Paid Fees

[Swazi Media] Students who have completed their exams at the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) will not get their results because the government has not paid their tuition fees. (AllAfrica)

Court Test for Swaziland Name Change

[Swazi Media] The decision by King Mswati the absolute monarch to change the name of Swaziland to Eswatini is to be challenged in court. (AllAfrica)

Tax Debtors Barred From Election

[Swazi Media] People who owe taxes will not be allowed to stand for parliament in the forthcoming national elections in Swaziland/Eswatini. (AllAfrica)

LGBTI Pride Gets Global Attention

[Swazi Media] International media extensively reported Swaziland's first ever LGBTI Pride on Saturday. The tone of coverage about the pride parade and its organiser Rock of Hope was overwhelmingly positive, but King Mswati III, who rules Swaziland as sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, and the traditionalists who support him came under criticism. (AllAfrica)

Swazi Police Shoot Dead Another Man

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland / Eswatini shot and killed a suspect as he fled from them after they had stormed his home. (AllAfrica)

Leaders Launch New Campaign For Malaria-Free Africa

[RBM] Zero Malaria Starts with Me campaign empowers Africans to take a stand in the fight against the deadly disease (AllAfrica)

Kingdom's First LGBTI Pride Takes Place

[Swazi Media] The first-ever LGBTI Pride parade to be held in the deeply conservative kingdom of Swaziland / Eswatini took place on Saturday (30 June 2018). About 500 people took part in a march. (AllAfrica)

Police Fire Stun Grenades At Protest

[Swazi Media] Four protesters were injured on Friday (29 June 2018) in Swaziland when police opened fire with rubber bullets and stun grenades during a workers' protest against government policies, international news agencies reported. (AllAfrica)

'Observer' Misreports Police On LGBTI

[Swazi Media] The Swazi Observer newspaper misled its readers when its reported that the Swaziland police had ok'd an LGBTI event in the kingdom. The misreporting led to confusion and the police making a forceful statement in clarification. (AllAfrica)

Two Critical After Police Attack

[Swazi Media] Two people are critically ill in hospital after police in Swaziland / Eswatini attacked demonstrators. (AllAfrica)

Should African Countries Legally Recognize Traditional Healers As Legitimate Medical Practitioners?

[This is Africa] The eSwatini High Court is hearing a test case that could set precedent for whether employers should accept sick notes and medical reports from traditional healers. (AllAfrica)

King Mswati Hooked On Okavango

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -eSwatini's King Mswati III has promised to visit Botswana again after appreciating the beauty of the country's treasure, the Okavango Delta. (AllAfrica)

Police Spokesperson Condemns LGBTI

[Swazi Media] The chief police spokesperson in Swaziland / Eswatini Superintendent Khulani Mamba has said that LGBTI people will not be tolerated in the kingdom and should not be given a platform. (AllAfrica)

Botswana, Eswatini Plan Tourism Synergy

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -eSwatini's King Mswati III arrived in Gaborone on June 26 ahead of the sixth Southern African Customs Union (SACU) summit slated for June 29 to honour President Mokgweetsi Masisi's invitation to visit the Okavango. (AllAfrica)

NGO Snubs LGBTI Pride Festival, What Will Funder Say?

[Swazi Media] One of the best known human rights groups in Swaziland / Eswatini has snubbed the LGBTI Pride festival saying it is against Biblical teaching, putting it at odds with a major funder. (AllAfrica)

Poland, Eswatini Envoys Commit to Enhancing Relations

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Click to see more pictures (AllAfrica)

First LGBTI Pride in Swaziland

[Swazi Media] Deeply conservative Swaziland / Eswatini is to see its first-ever LGBTI pride event on Saturday (30 June 2018). The state police in the kingdom controlled by King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, has granted permission for it to take place. (AllAfrica)

King's Newspaper Hates LGBTI People

[Swazi Media] A report in the Swazi Observer comparing LGBTI people in Swaziland / Eswatini to child molesters and people who have sex with animals was hate speech. It lied to the newspaper's readers and broke the Observer's own code of ethical reporting standards. (AllAfrica)

Doubts Election Board Is Competent

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III the absolute monarch of Swaziland / Eswatini dissolved parliament on Wednesday (20 June 2018) ahead of the national election amid doubts that the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) was competent to organise it. (AllAfrica)

Swazi King Extends Voter Registration

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III Swaziland's absolute monarch has extended voter registration in his kingdom for another 11 days even though the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) announced 87 percent of eligible voters had registered by the deadline on Sunday (17 June 2018). (AllAfrica)

King's U.S.$1.6 Million Watch Equals 6 Months' Aid

[Swazi Media] As King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland, wears a watch worth US$1.6 million and a suit beaded with gold weighing 6 kg, the World Food Program has said it cannot raise the US$1.1 million it needs to feed starving children in the kingdom. (AllAfrica)

People Not Electing Their Government

[Swazi Media] People in Swaziland / Eswatini have been misled into believing they are about to elect a government at the forthcoming national election. They are not. (AllAfrica)