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Death of Swaziland Newspaper Editor Puts Spotlight On Kingdom's Health Crisis

[Swazi Media] Thulani Thwala the editor of the Swazi Observer died in hospital after collapsing in a toilet. When he was taken to a public hospital there were no doctors immediately available to treat him. (AllAfrica)

Former Newspaper Editor Questioned By Swaziland Police for Talking to Banned Political Parties

[Swazi Media] Musa Ndlangamandla, a former editor-in-chief of the Swazi Observer and a writer for South Africa's Mail & Guardian newspaper, has been questioned by police in Swaziland/Eswatini over articles he wrote in 2011. (AllAfrica)

New Drive Against Corruption in Swaziland Leaves Out King Mswati, the Biggest Drain On the Public Purse

[Swazi Media] Ambrose Dlamini, the newly unconstitutionally-appointed Prime Minister of Swaziland/Eswatini, said he will have zero tolerance on corruption in the kingdom ruled by absolute monarch King Mswati III. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Police Investigate Report Children Illegally Beaten to Encourage Them to Do Well in Exams

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland / Eswatini are investigating a report that teachers whipped primary school children to make them do better in their exams. (AllAfrica)

U.S. Ambassador Calls for Repeal of Decree on Absolute Monarchy

[Swazi Media] Lisa Peterson, the United States Ambassador to Swaziland (eSwatini), has renewed her call for political parties to be allowed to operate in kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Exiled Editor Zweli Martin Dlamini to Return to Swaziland

[Swazi Media] Editor Zweli Martin Dlamini is set to return to the tiny absolute monarchy of Swaziland. He had fled to neighbouring South Africa in January [2018] after he had received death threats from a local businessman and his newspaper was shut down by the government, writes Kenworthy News Media. (AllAfrica)

Four in Ten Sex Workers in Swaziland 'Raped By Uniformed Police Officers'

[Swazi Media] Four in ten sex workers in Swaziland / Eswatini say they have been raped by uniformed police officers. (AllAfrica)

King Mswati III Appoints MTN Chief Ambrose Dlamini as Prime Mninister

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland/ Eswatini, chose his new Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini in violation of the kingdom's Constitution. (AllAfrica)

Angels Told Me Who New Prime Minister Is - King

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland / Eswatini, told a meeting of the kingdom's 'People's Parliament' he had been visited by angels whom told him who he should appoint as the kingdom's new Prime Minister. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Soldiers Accused of 'Torturing' Farmers Searching for Their Stray Cattle

[Swazi Media] Soldiers in Swaziland / Eswatini have been accused of 'torturing' farmers who crossed the border with South Africa to retrieve their straying cattle. (AllAfrica)

Results of Swaziland Election Not Published One Month After Poll Questioning Kingdom's Claim to Democracy

[Swazi Media] The results of the House of Assembly election in Swaziland/Eswatini have still not been published one month after the vote took place. (AllAfrica)

Police Violence, Undemocratic Elections, Hunger and Disease - Highlights of Swaziland's Human Rights Violations

[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland / Eswatini turned the city of Manzini into a warzone when they attacked a legal protest by workers demanding pay improvements. It was one of a number of police attacks on legal demonstrations in which bullets, stun-grenades, water cannon and teargas were fired. A video of an indiscriminate attack by police on defenceless people went viral on the Internet. The police violence was condemned globally. (AllAfrica)

Dream Over for Eswatini As Tunisia, Egypt Go Through

[CAF] Tunisia and Egypt have wrapped up Group J slots for next year's final tournament after victories in Day Four matches on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Afcon 2019 - Madagascar Are On Top of the Continent

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -CELEBRATIONS following Madagascar's historic qualification for next year's Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) are a befitting end to about half a century of heartache for the Indian Ocean island country. (AllAfrica)

Will Eswatini Manage to Retain the Name Change?

[This is Africa] Human rights activist Thulani Maseko is challenging King Mswati III's decision to change the Southern African nation's name to the Kingdom of eSwatini, calling it unconstitutional and a waste of resources in a country that can scarcely afford it. (AllAfrica)

Reported Attempt to Re-Form Swaziland Police Union Rekindles Memories of Fight for Workers' Rights

[Swazi Media] Police leaders in Swaziland / Eswatini are playing down reports that a trade union for junior officers has been re-formed in the kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Swazi-Based Short Film 'Liyana' Premieres in U.S. Theatres

[This is Africa] Since its original premiere last year, 'Liyana', which has received critical acclaim on the continent and at global festivals, is finally set to premiere in the US this October. The short film, produced by 'Westworld' actress Thandie Newton, is a story within a story about five Swazi orphans and a girl from Africa who goes on a journey to save her family. (AllAfrica)

Deceased Swaziland Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini Had Life Embroiled in Allegations of Corruption

[Swazi Media] Barnabas Dlamini the former Prime Minister of Swaziland whose funeral was on Saturday (13 October 2018) had a life embroiled in allegations of corruption. (AllAfrica)

Riot Police Invade Hospital During Peaceful Nurses' Protest. Latest in Long Line of Attacks On Workers

[Swazi Media] Armed riot police invaded the Hlatikhulu Government Hospital in Swaziland and it 'almost turned into a battleground' during a legal protest by nurses. (AllAfrica)

Aguirre Recalls 27 Players for Double Header Against Eswatini

[CAF] Egypt coach Javier Aguirre recalled 27 players for The Pharaohs Group J double header against Esawtini later next week. Egypt will host the day 3 game in Cairo on Friday 12 October 2018, before heading to the southern kingdom for the reverse fixture four days later. (AllAfrica)

Tsatsa Ready for Swazi Race

[The Herald] Mbabane -VETERAN Zimbabwean female long-distance runner, Thabitha Tsatsa, is headed to eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) ahead of Sunday's third edition of the Imbube King's Marathon in which she is a two-time champion. (AllAfrica)

Govt Calls for Investigation Into Election Violence

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Commission on Human Rights and Public Administration Integrity (CHRPAI) has called for an investigation into the violence that occurred during the recent election. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Police Ready to Invigilate School Exams During Teachers' Pay Dispute

[Swazi Media] Police officers in Swaziland are being prepared so they can go into schools and invigilate exams if teachers who are campaigning for a pay rise refuse to do the job. (AllAfrica)

Photojournalist Assaulted While Covering Teachers' Protest

[Swazi Media] A Swaziland journalist was assaulted by marchers as he took photographs at a teachers' protest. (AllAfrica)

No Food for Hospital Patients As Broke Govt Leaves Supplier Bills Unpaid

[Swazi Media] The public hospital in Swaziland's capital city Mbabane has run out of food for patients because the government has not paid its bills to suppliers. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Teachers Want U.S. to Tell Absolute Monarch to Stop Wasting Public Money On Himself

[Swazi Media] Schoolteachers in Swaziland want the United States to tell the kingdom's absolute monarch King Mswati III to 'stop wasting public resources' on expensive overseas' trips and use the money to pay salary increases to civil servants. (AllAfrica)

Continent's Voice Must Be Heard, Says Eswatini Leader

[UN News] With Africa absorbing the most United Nations peacekeeping missions, King Mswati III, of Eswatini, said the continent's voice must be featured "prominently and permanently" at the UN, advocating for increased participation of Africa in the work of the world Organization, particularly the Security Council. (AllAfrica)

Observer Groups Say Vote Was 'Peaceful' but Short of 'Free and Fair'

[Swazi Media] None of the three official observer groups reporting so far on the Swaziland election have concluded it was 'free and fair'. (AllAfrica)

People Offer Bribes to Members of Swaziland's House of Assembly for Seat On Kingdom's Senate

[Swazi Media] Credible evidence is emerging that people are offering bribes to members of the House of Assembly to be given a seat on the Swaziland Senate. (AllAfrica)

Eswatini Elections and the Tomfoolery of Observer Missions

[Daily Maverick] The recently concluded national elections in the small country of eSwatini, formerly called Swaziland, has once again forced us to re-examine the purpose of an election in an absolute monarchy. More specifically, it requires of us to ask hard questions about the continued flocking of observer missions to observe an election routinely declared not credible. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Court Forces Teachers to Postpone Strike, Bans Public Servants' Action

[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Industrial Court has forced teachers to postpone a strike planned to start on Tuesday and banned outright one by public service workers. (AllAfrica)