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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)

School Children 'Face Starvation' - Report

[Swazi Media] Children in Swaziland must 'brace themselves for starvation', according to a head teacher as once again the government has failed to deliver food to schools. (AllAfrica)

Police Block Democracy Meeting

[Swazi Media] Police stopped a pro-democracy meeting taking place in Swaziland. They said they had not given organisers permission to meet. (AllAfrica)

Thousands March for Democracy

[Swazi Media] Swazis demand democracy at Global Week of Action - Kenworthy News Media, 9 September 2017 (AllAfrica)

Depraved 'Sheriffs of Doom' & Windhoek's 'House of Merriment'

[Legalbrief] Some judges, whether they are writing about grave rule of law issues, divorce or patents, have such a distinctive style that you know the author immediately. Judge Thomas Masuku is one of these. (AllAfrica)

Protests Close Swaziland University

[Swazi Media] The University of Swaziland (UNISWA) has been closed once again after students and police clashed on Thursday (7 September 2017). (AllAfrica)

Independence - What's to Celebrate?

[Swazi Media] It was 49 years ago on 6 September 1968 that Swaziland gained independence from Great Britain at a time of great optimism for the kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Mixed Rainfall Pattern for SADC

[SANF] Southern Africa is expected to record varying rainfall patterns for the upcoming agricultural season. (AllAfrica)

'Swaziland a Friend Indeed'

[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has said Zambia is committed to boosting trade with Swaziland on the premise of unlocking available business growth opportunities between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

School Fees Against Constitution

[Swazi Media] The short-lived era of free primary school education in Swaziland has officially come to an end. The move contravenes the kingdom's constitution. (AllAfrica)

Jailers 'Sex Assault' On Male Inmates

[Swazi Media] More former male inmates at a jail in Swaziland say they were sexually assaulted by warders. (AllAfrica)

Brave Warriors Coach Isaacs Satisfied After Victory

[Namibian] Brave Gladiators coach Brian Isaacs expressed satisfaction with their 3-2 victory against Swaziland on Saturday, which served as preparation for the Cosafa Women's Cup in Zimbabwe next month. (AllAfrica)

Gladiators Beat Swaziland in Friendly

[Namibian] Windhoek -The Brave Gladiators beat Swaziland national women's team 3-2 in an international friendly match played at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Police Spy On Pensioners' Meeting

[Swazi Media] Old folk in Swaziland kicked out two police spies from their Pensioners' Association meeting. (AllAfrica)

Campaign to Protect Swazi Children

[Swazi Media] World Vision Swaziland is preparing to launch a national campaign called 'It takes a world to end violence against children' before the end of 2017. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland's Sinister Reed Dance

[Swazi Media] Rehearsals for this year's Reed Dance in Swaziland have started and the maidens who dance bare-breasted in front of King Mswati III have been told by organisers they must wear short skirts. (AllAfrica)

'Police Execute Man Cowboy Style' - Report

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland 'executed' a suspect 'cowboy style' when they shot him at point blank range, a local newspaper reported. (AllAfrica)

Swazi King Wrong On Constitution

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, Swaziland's absolute monarch, mislead when he told a television reporter that the constitution in his kingdom was the will of the people. (AllAfrica)

Zuma to Take Over SADC Chairmanship From Swaziland's Mswati III

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma, will this weekend take over the rotating chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) from Swaziland's King Mswati III (AllAfrica)

Regional Lawyers Stand Up for Justice

[Legalbrief] Lawyers and their organisations continue in the forefront of Africa's democratic struggles - that much was clear from this year's conference of the SADC Lawyers Association, held in Gaborone, Botswana. (AllAfrica)

Swazi King's University Flop

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III failed in his promise to have a new SADC-wide university up and running in Swaziland before his time as chair of the organisation ends this week (August 2017). (AllAfrica)

Swazi Schools Hunger Continues

[Swazi Media] Members of parliament in Swaziland have accused a government ministry of lying in a report on severe hunger in the kingdom's schools. (AllAfrica)