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Women in Swaziland Still Have Long Way to Go to Achieve Equality, Reports Suggest

[Swazi Media] Women's rights continue to be 'a challenging issue' in Swaziland, a report just published by Afrobarometer states. (AllAfrica)

Six Children Die in Swaziland in Diarrhoea Outbreak. Vaccines Short Since Government Has Not Paid Suppliers

[Swazi Media] At least six children in Swaziland died this week from diarrhoea and many more are sick because the government is broke and cannot pay for vaccines. (AllAfrica)

'Mentally Challenged' Man in Swaziland Jailed 10 Months for Stealing Bottles of Alcohol

[Swazi Media] A man described as 'mentally challenged' was jailed for ten months in Swaziland for stealing alcohol from a bottle store after it had closed for the night. (AllAfrica)

Low Turnout At Election Fuels Doubts About Support for Absolute Monarchy

[Swazi Media] Fewer than one in three people who registered to vote actually did so in the first round of Swaziland's national election, an analysis of poll data reveals. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia Punish Error-Prone Swaziland

[CAF] Visiting Tunisia punished error prone Swaziland with two first half goals to bag the three vital points from the Group J played at Mavuso Sports Centre in Manzini on Sunday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Media Freedom Group Calls On SADC to Investigate Swaziland for 'State-Sponsored' Attacks On Journalists

[Swazi Media] A media rights group is calling on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to investigate Swaziland after a series of 'state-sponsored violations against journalists'. (AllAfrica)

Now It's eSwatini - What's in a Name Change?

[Deutsche Welle] On Thursday, the former Swaziland marks 50 years of independence. To celebrate, King Mswati III renamed the country eSwatini. The move is part of an attempt to break with the colonial past, but not everyone is happy. (AllAfrica)

Eswatini Tests the Limits of Its Absolute Monarchy

[ISS] The nation formerly known as Swaziland - it is now eSwatini, although there is some debate about this - is one of the few remaining absolute monarchies in the world, and the only one in Africa. (AllAfrica)

Independent Observation Group Says Election 'Free and Fair' but Identifies Many Shortcomings

[Swazi Media] The Coordinating Assembly of NGOs (CANGO) which led 10 local groups as an Elections Network to observe the first round of Swaziland's election found a list of shortcomings including voter bribery, illegal voting, late opening of polling stations, poor IT facilities and drunkenness. (AllAfrica)

Hundreds Rendered Homeless After Eswatini Evictions

[CAJ News] Mbabane -HUNDREDS of people have been left homeless and pushed deeper into poverty after forced evictions in Eswatini, formerly Swaziland. (AllAfrica)

Police Beat-Up Journalist Photographing Them Attacking, Shooting At Textile Workers

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland beat up a journalist and demanded he delete photographs he took of them attacking and shooting at striking textile workers. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Election Officer Reveals MPs Sell Their Votes When Electing Kingdom's Senators

[Swazi Media] A senior election official in Swaziland said corrupt members of the House of Assembly were selling their votes when they elect the kingdom's senators. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Police Fire Gunshots During Textiles Dispute, Third Attack On Workers in a Week

[Swazi Media] Swaziland police fired several gunshot blasts while textile workers, mostly women, protested about poor pay. It was the third police attack on workers in a week and one of many in recent times. (AllAfrica)

Polling Station Riot and Fresh Accusations of Vote-Rigging Reported At Swaziland Election

[Swazi Media] More accusations of vote-rigging and illegal practice during the first round of Swaziland's election are emerging with calls for some votes to be re-run. (AllAfrica)

Pornographic Photos and Sex Tourists - the Sleazy Side of Swaziland's Reed Dance

[Swazi Media] Photographs of the women and girls who dance bare breasted and in short skirts and some with no underwear in front of Swaziland's absolute monarch King Mswati III at the traditional Reed Dance are appearing on pornography websites across the world. (AllAfrica)

Independent Election Observers in Swaziland Barred From Some Polling Stations, Told to Sign Secrecy Forms

[Swazi Media] Independent observers at Swaziland's elections were refused access to some polling stations until they had signed secrecy forms restricting what they could report. (AllAfrica)

Mswati's Greed Set To Cripple Country's Economy

[SSN] Reliable sources within Swaziland have informed our network of a decree by the country's absolute monarch, King Mswati, to increase Tibiyo's shares in the country's corporations to 62%. (AllAfrica)

'Broke' Swazi Govt Purchases Military Equipment

[SSN] In the midst of the worst financial crisis the country has plunged itself into since 2011, the Swazi government has bought military equipment for its idle army. The military equipment, said to be worth millions, consists of arms and spying equipment. While the arms were purchased in Israel, spying equipment is said to have been sourced from a company based in Singapore. (AllAfrica)

'Swazi Observer' Story On Deaths Caused By Circumcision As Part of Plan to Wipe Out African Race Found to Be False

[Swazi Media] The Swazi Observer newspaper published a bogus news story on Friday (24 August 2018) saying that men who had been circumcised to minimise HIV infection would likely die after 10 years. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Halts Funding to Swaziland NGO As Anti-Abortion Policy Bites

[Swazi Media] The Family Life Association of Swaziland / Ewsatini has lost a quarter of its total funding after the United States tightened up its policy against abortion. (AllAfrica)

During Apartheid Era Swaziland Lobbied US and UK Not to Support Sanctions On South Africa

[Swazi Media] During the height of the Apartheid era, Swaziland lobbied the US and UK Governments not to support economic sanctions on South Africa, a confidential communication from 1978 has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Report Says Swaziland Police Spying On Legal Protests

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland / Eswatini are video recording and keeping data of protest marches by political parties and labour federations. They then use the information to deprive people of college scholarships, jobs in the army, police, and correctional services or promotions in government departments, an online newspaper reported. (AllAfrica)

All Public Events Banned in Swaziland On Day of Primary Election

[Swazi Media] Swaziland / Eswatini has banned all public events including weddings and funerals that fall on the day of the kingdom's primary election. (AllAfrica)

Voter Bribery Rife in Swaziland in Run-Up to First Round of National Election

[Swazi Media] Bribing of voters is rife in Swaziland as the kingdom gears up for the first round of the discredited national election. (AllAfrica)

Secret CIA Report Reveals Swaziland King Sobhuza's Support for Apartheid South Africa

[Swazi Media] Swaziland under King Sobhuza II supported the white-ruled Apartheid government in South Africa because he was afraid that change there would encourage people to press for political reform in his own kingdom, a secret CIA document from 1978 reveals. (AllAfrica)

Observer Group Says Swaziland Election Nomination Successful, Despite Some Shortcomings

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's election nominations were marred by delays at most of the voting centres, according to the first independent report from observers to be published. (AllAfrica)

Police Forced to Hitch-Hike to Crime and Accident Scenes As Government-Induced Financial Crisis Bites

[Swazi Media] Police officers in Swaziland are forced to walk or hitch-hike to crime and accident scenes because the government has not paid for fuel or vehicle repairs. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Freezes Govt Recruitment and Promotions As Cash Crisis Bites, but PM Will Still Get Retirement Home

[Swazi Media] The Government of Swaziland (recently renamed Eswatini) has frozen all job hiring, promotions and creation of new posts because it is broke. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland People Not Allowed to Elect Government

[Swazi Media] The Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) in Swaziland (recently renamed Eswatini) is deliberately misleading voters into believing they are voting for a government when they are not. (AllAfrica)

Corruption Rife Among Security Firms Servicing Swaziland Government and Public Enterprises

[Swazi Media] More than half of the companies providing security services to government ministries and public enterprises in Swaziland / Eswatini have been found to be corrupt and engaged in fraudulent activities, according to an official report. (AllAfrica)

Nearly Half Surveyed in Swaziland Never Heard of Global Warming and King Says Drought Is Act of God

[Swazi Media] Nearly half the people surveyed in Swaziland / Eswatini have not heard of climate change even though the kingdom has experienced its worst drought. (AllAfrica)