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Taiwan Has Lost All Its Friends in Africa - Except Eswatini

[ISS] You have to feel for Taiwan. Last week the tiny island state lost yet another African ally, Burkina Faso, to its very big brother Beijing. This leaves it with only one nation on the continent that formally recognises it, the even tinier eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). (AllAfrica)

King Mswati III - Lifestyles of the Rich and Royal

[This is Africa] The dire state of the Kingdom of eSwatini's economy has not slowed down its king's spending and lavish lifestyle. King Mswati's latest purchase is a further extravagance imposed on the country's ailing economy. (AllAfrica)

Swazi Firefighters Threaten Strike

[Swazi Media] Firefighters in Swaziland are threatening to strike because they are being forced to work in 'appalling conditions'. Government funding is so bad they have to buy their own uniforms and safety equipment. (AllAfrica)

Court Bid to Allow Parties in Election

[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Democratic Party (SWADEPA) is going to the High Court to try to force absolute monarch King Mswati III to allow political parties to contest the forthcoming election. (AllAfrica)

Censorship Total At Swazi State Media

[Swazi Media] The extent to which state media in Swaziland is censored to control people's understanding of what is going on in the kingdom, has been revealed by UNESCO. (AllAfrica)

Election of Women Bill Stalls

[Swazi Media] Evidence is growing in Swaziland that traditionalists do not support a constitutional change to ensure 30 percent of members of the House of Assembly are women. (AllAfrica)

'Urgent Need to Pass Sex Offences Bill'

[Swazi Media] Swaziland must urgently enact the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Bill, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said in a report released on Thursday (24 May 2018). (AllAfrica)

Ghana Journey Starts Against Swazis - Migne

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne says Friday afternoon's friendly match against Swaziland will be the first step of preparation in his journey to face Ghana in Nairobi in September in a 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier. (AllAfrica)

Reports of Swaziland Election Abuse

[Swazi Media] Reports of malpractice in Swaziland's election registration are many. Soldiers have been accused of physically intimidating voters, football teams have rejected dubious sponsorship from an aspiring member of parliament and the kingdom's Attorney-General has warned people against declaring they are standing for election. (AllAfrica)

Govt Issues Misleading Jobless Figures

[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Government is misleading people about the rate of unemployment in the impoverished kingdom. (AllAfrica)

'Dad Rapes Daughter to Test Virginity'

[Swazi Media] A father in Swaziland raped his 16-year-old daughter to test that she was still a virgin, a court has been told. (AllAfrica)

Unhappy Residents Boycott Election

[Swazi Media] People across Swaziland are boycotting registration for the forthcoming election in disputes over constituency boundaries. It follows a reorganisation that increased the number of constituencies, known as tinkhundla, from 55 to 59. (AllAfrica)

Sex Offences Bill Still Not Passed

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's controversial Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence (SODV) Bill may not become law unless it is passed before the forthcoming election. (AllAfrica)

Police Probe Election 'Corruption'

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland are investigating possible election corruption as voter registration enters its second week. (AllAfrica)

Nothing Sinister About Lungu Swaziland Gift - Govt

[Zambia Reports] State House spokesperson Amos Chanda says there is no impropriety involved in the transaction involving a gift of a piece of land given to President Edgar Lungu in the Royal Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland). (AllAfrica)

Nakhane On His Way Back Home for Shows in Swaziland, Joburg and Durban

[News24Wire] South African singer Nakhane is on his way back home for a series of shows. (AllAfrica)

Visit Reinforces Relations

[Botswana Daily News] Mbabane -President Mokgweetsi Masisi says his visit to the Kingdom of eSwatini was to buttress the already existing cordial relationships between Botswana and eSwatini. (AllAfrica)

Behind the Name Eswatini

[Botswana Daily News] Mbabane -King Mswati III has informed President Mokgweetsi Masisi about reverting to the original name eSwatini from Swaziland during a courtesy call the latter paid on him. (AllAfrica)

Harambee Stars to Face Swaziland, Equatorial Guinea in Friendlies

[Nairobi News] Fresh from posting a marginal improvement in the monthly Fifa rankings, Kenya have lined up four international friendlies in readiness for the crunch 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifier versus Ghana in Nairobi come September. (AllAfrica)

Patients At Risk As Govt Bills Unpaid

[Swazi Media] Hospitals across Swaziland have been left without security guards exposing them to criminal activity because the government has not paid its bills. (AllAfrica)

Masisi Leaves for Eswatini

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Mokgweetsi Masisi will today leave for Mbabane, eSwatini to meet his counterpart, King Mswati III. (AllAfrica)

Court Fines Woman, 78, for 'Disrespect'

[Swazi Media] A 78-year-old woman in Swaziland was sentenced to nine months in prison with an option of a fine for 'disrespecting' local leaders. (AllAfrica)

Is EU Money Paying for King's Lavish Lifestyle?

[Swazi Media] European Union taxpayers' money is being used to finance the lavish lifestyle of Swaziland's Royal Family, an investigation has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Registration Opens for Swazi Election

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) says it is fully prepared for the forthcoming national election. Registration is open and runs to 17 June 2018. (AllAfrica)

Burmester Powers Into Royal Swazi Lead

[News24Wire] Dean Burmester took advice from his sponsor and made a brilliant eagle on the fifth hole at the Royal Swazi Spa Country Club on Friday on his way to a superb eight-under-par 64 and the third-round lead of the Royal Swazi Open . (AllAfrica)

Voters Misled On Swaziland Election

[Swazi Media] With voter registration underway Swaziland is once more saying people will vote for a government when they will not. (AllAfrica)

Vilakati - First Home Game Very Important

[CAF] Mbabane Swallows are leaving no stone unturned reserving most energy through resting key players and paying much on Tuesday's Group D Day Two clash against Angola giants Primeiro de Agosto set for Mavuso Sports Centre in the capital, Manzini. (AllAfrica)

Spotlight On Swazi International Aid

[Swazi Media] More information than ever before about the lavish spending of King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of impoverished Swaziland, has been made public (outside the kingdom) in recent weeks, raising questions about where the money comes from. (AllAfrica)

King Takes U.S.$10 Million From Iron Mine

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's absolute monarch King Mswati III took US$10 million from an iron ore mine for his personal use months before it collapsed with debts of US$4 million putting 700 people out of jobs. (AllAfrica)

Swazi Govt Hides From the Public

[Swazi Media] People in Swaziland cannot access critical information from government and there is no political will in the kingdom for this to change, a report on media freedom concluded. (AllAfrica)

Workers Win Right to Ballot On Pay

[Swazi Media] Railway workers in Swaziland have won a court fight to be allowed to ballot for strike action. (AllAfrica)