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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)

TV Censors Public Servants March

[Swazi Media] Two journalists on Swaziland's state-controlled television almost lost their jobs because they covered a protest march by public servants. (AllAfrica)

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)