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More Crime Fears in Swaziland

[Swazi Media] Residents in Swaziland are being attacked in their own homes, a local newspaper reported. (AllAfrica)

50/50 - Learn Lesson of Past Disaster

[Swazi Media] People in Swaziland are being prepared for the double celebration of King Mswati's 50th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the kingdom's independence from Great Britain. (AllAfrica)

Schools in Chaos

[Swazi Media] Schools across Swaziland are in chaos at the start of the new academic year. (AllAfrica)

True Life of Swazi Prime Minister

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's unelected Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini has published the first volume of his autobiography. It runs for 500 pages and more books are promised. (AllAfrica)

Police 'Fired Live Bullets At Protest'

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland have not denied a newspaper report that they fired live ammunition during a student protest. Students from Swaziland Christian University were protesting about delays in receiving allowances and problems over graduation. (AllAfrica)

Health Crisis - Blood Supplies Dry Up

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's blood shortage crisis is continuing. It is one of a number of crises afflicting health in the kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Kingdom Gets 3/100 On Budget Openness

[Swazi Media] Swaziland scored a mere three points out of 100 in a global review of its budget transparency. (AllAfrica)

Govt Breaks Own Law On Spending

[Swazi Media] The Swazi Government ignores the law when spending nearly E10billion (US$840million) of public money buying goods and services, according to the Swaziland Public Procurement Regulatory Agency (SPPRA). (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Watch Calls Out Six Nations on Violations

[HRW] Johannesburg -Southern African governments clamped down on vocal journalists, activists, and opposition politicians in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018 . (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Civil Liberties Worsen

[Swazi Media] Civil liberties in Swaziland have deteriorated in the past year, a leading global freedom group has reported. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Near Last for Human Rights

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's economy is in free fall and the infrastructure of the kingdom ruled by King Mswati III as sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch is crumbling. Government bills go unpaid and the health service is near collapse. There is no money to pay state pensions to those who reach the eligible age of 60 this year. Public servants have been on strike and look certain to do so again in the coming months. Members of the Swaziland Amy with the support of their commanders have systematically sexually assaul (AllAfrica)

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)