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Queen Ladube Dies, After Unhappy Life At Royal Palace - Report

[Swazi Media] Inkhosikati LaDube, the 12th wife of King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland / eSwatini, has died, aged 31. (AllAfrica)

Eswatini's First Ever Pride Offers Hope for Countries On the Edge of a Queer Revolution

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Gay sex was illegal in Ireland until 1993. This automatically made me part of the first generation who were legally gay in the country. It was a time of change, but also led me to experience years of confusion and shame. (AllAfrica)

First Community Radio Station Registered in Swaziland After 19 Years Trying

[Swazi Media] Lubombo has become the first community radio station to be registered in Swaziland / eSwatini after 19 years of trying. It still has to apply for and be granted a licence before it can start broadcasting. (AllAfrica)

IDM Regional Director Lauds King Mswati III

[The Patriot] The Regional Director of Institute of Development Management (IDM), Richard Malikongwa has applauded His Majesty, King Mswati III and Her Majesty the Indlovukazi, the Queen Mother for upholding the much admired culture and traditions of the Kingdom of Eswatini. He was speaking on the eve of the prestigious Buganu Annual Cultural Festival which attracts multitudes from across the country and beyond. (AllAfrica)

Not Enough Information On Swaziland Budget Made Available to Public, U.S. Govt Reports

[Swazi Media] Swaziland /eSwatini should open up its national budget for greater scrutiny. It is not always clear how money is allocated, the latest review of 'fiscal transparency' in the kingdom, published by the United States Government reveals. (AllAfrica)

Budget Repeats Failed Economic Policies of the Past

[Swazi Media] The first budget from the Swaziland / eSwatini Minister of Finance Neal Rijkenberg has been largely welcomed in the media in the kingdom. But memories are short. Commentators have failed to notice the similarities between the 2019 budget plan and the Fiscal Adjustment Roadmap of 2010 (FAR 2010) that failed to save the Swazi economy. (AllAfrica)

'Bisexual' Pastor Suspended By Swaziland Church in Latest Example of LGBTI Discrimination

[Swazi Media] A pastor in Swaziland / eSwatini has been suspended from his church after being accused of being a bisexual. (AllAfrica)

Global Fund for Health - How Seven African Countries Squandered Millions of Foreign Aid

[Premium Times] Africa's foremost diplomat, Kofi Annan, was one of the biggest human export from the continent. (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa Undertakes Working Visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini

[Govt of SA] President undertakes Working Visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini (AllAfrica)

President Cyril Ramaphosa Concludes Visit to Kingdom of Eswatini

[Govt of SA] President Ramaphosa concludes Working Visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini (AllAfrica)

President Ramaphosa Concludes Eswatini Working Visit

[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned from a working visit to the Kingdom of eSwatini where he held talks with King Mswati III on a range of bilateral issues. (AllAfrica)

Finance Minister Threatens Public Sector Job Cuts If Workers Don't Back His Budget

[Swazi Media] The Finance Minister of Swaziland / eSwatini Neal Rijkenberg threatened to cut public service jobs if the kingdom did not fall into line and accept his programme to cut debts. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Youth Congress Calls for Democracy At National Congress

[Fahamu] The biggest youth movement in Swaziland, the Swaziland Youth Congress, called for democracy at its 12th national congress last weekend. The congress was held in South Africa because of repression in Swaziland against organisations that call for democracy. (AllAfrica)

Inclusive Policy Development and Dialogue Programme

[Democracy Works] Democracy Works Foundation is proud to announce the start of our eSwatini Inclusive Policy Development and Dialogue Programme. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland King's Plan for SADC-Wide University of Transformation Quietly Shelved

[Swazi Media] The plan made by King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland / eSwatini, for his kingdom to build a new 'university of transformation' to take students from across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) has been quietly shelved. (AllAfrica)

Eswatini - Nkambule Set Sights On 86 Goals Record

[CAF] When Eswatini women's soccer national team coach, Fisiwe Hlophe, set a season's league goal haul of 86 during the 2008/9 season, then turning out for Imbabatane Ladies, little did she know that a decade later she would be coaching a subject who would take aim at gunning down the record. (AllAfrica)

'Secret Plan' to Create National Intelligence Agency in Swaziland

[Swazi Media] There is a secret plan in Swaziland / eSwatini to set up a National Intelligence Agency, an investigative website has reported. (AllAfrica)

Apartheid South Africa Financed Swaziland Kings Through Secret Political Fund

[Swazi Media] The government of South Africa financed Swaziland's then King Sobhuza II through a secret fund during the apartheid years. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Health Crisis Getting Worse As Budgets Cut. Rural Areas Worse Affected

[Swazi Media] The Government of Swaziland / eSwatini has cut budgets for public health services across the kingdom and rural areas in particular are suffering, according to the latest report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). (AllAfrica)

Universal Health Coverage - Leaving No One Behind in the Kingdom of Eswatini

[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scoping exercise in the Kingdom of Eswatini from 28 January to 1 February 2019. The exercise was led by the Ministry of Health with participation of other stakeholders. Dr Juliet Nabyonga from Inter- country Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr Stanley Midzi from Zimbabwe country office, Dr. Akin. Oyemakinde, a consultant and Dr Khosi Mthethwa, the Health Systems Strengthening focal point in Eswatini WHO (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Absolute King Calls for Stiff Public Spending Cuts but Is Not Making Personal Sacrifice

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland /eSwatini, has demanded severe public spending cuts across his impoverished kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Poorer African Nations Rank High in Disease-Fighters' League Table

[Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases] Addis Ababa -African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking. (AllAfrica)

We Want Our Land Back, King Mswati

[Fahamu] Swaziland's government has been evicting farmers from their land to expand the monarchy-controlled sugar industry for decades. After years of empty promises that they could return, the children of farmers from Mbuluzi are fighting to get their land back. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Teachers Claim Victimisation As Govt Hits Union President With Disciplinary Charges

[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Government is set to start disciplinary action against the president of the kingdom's teachers' union in a move that is being seen as victimisation. (AllAfrica)

R4.8bn for a Prestige Eswatini Project - for a Summit Unlikely to Happen

[Daily Maverick] An extravagant prestige project allegedly commissioned by eSwatini's absolute monarch Mswati III for the hosting of 2020's African Union summit has more than quadrupled in price to R4.8-billion, amaBhungane has been told. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Court Threatens Jail to Man Who Wore His Shorts in 'Sagging' Style

[Swazi Media] A court in Swaziland / eSwatini sentenced a man to five months in jail with the option of a fine because he allowed his shorts to slip down over his buttocks and expose his underwear in the fashion style known as 'sagging'. (AllAfrica)

Govt Accused of Stealing Billions From Workers' Pension Fund

[Swazi Media] The Government of Swaziland / eSwatini has been accused of 'looting' the Public Servants Pension Fund of E2 billion. (AllAfrica)

Nation Continues to Be Riddled With Corruption, New Global Report Shows

[Swazi Media] Swaziland/eSwatini continues to be riddled with corruption, according to the latest annual report from Transparency International. (AllAfrica)

Renewed Criticism That Rule of Law in Swaziland Is Ignored As New Judges Appointed

[Swazi Media] The Law Society of Swaziland Secretary Thulani Maseko has criticised recent appointments of judges in the kingdom saying there was no transparency in the choices and the Swazi Constitution was ignored. (AllAfrica)

Nehawu Supports Swaziland Public Sector Union Strike

[COSATU] TUCOSWA and its public sector unions will be on embarking on a strike action after the government refused to accede to their reasonable and genuine demands. (AllAfrica)

Industrial Court Stops Swaziland Public Servants Strike At Last Minute

[Swazi Media] The Industrial Court in Swaziland / eSwatini stopped the national strike by public servants hours before it was due to start. (AllAfrica)