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Evicted Farmers Take On King to Get Their Land Back

[Swazi Media] 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, writes Kenworthy News Media. (AllAfrica)

Police Beat 14-Year-Old Who Went to Report She Had Been Raped By Her Father, Court Told - Report

[Swazi Media] A young woman in Swaziland / eSwatini told a court police beat her up when she went to report she had been raped by her father. She was 14 years old at the time. (AllAfrica)

Poisonous Chemicals in Swaziland River Affects Thousands. Children Eat Dead Fish - Report

[Swazi Media] Poisonous chemicals have been dumped into the Mlumati River in Swaziland/eSwatini killing hundreds of fish and affecting more than 3,000 people who rely on its water. (AllAfrica)

Research in Swaziland Suggests Spanking Children Is Harmful and Can Cause Mental Problems

[Swazi Media] New research from Swaziland / eSwatini and other developing countries suggests that spanking children is harmful and can cause mental problems. (AllAfrica)

Another Swaziland Magistrate Tells Police Stop Beating Suspects As Number of Cases Increase

[Swazi Media] Another magistrate in Swaziland / eSwatini has spoken out about the increasing number of suspects who appear in court with bruises claiming they have been assaulted by police. (AllAfrica)

King Mswati in Complete Control As Another Year of Human Rights Struggle Ends in Swaziland

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III demonstrated how powerful he is as the absolute monarch of Swaziland / eSwatini by ignoring provisions in the constitution when he selected a Prime Minister and other members of parliament following the September 2018 election. He also appointed eight members of his Royal Family to the kingdom's Senate and six to the House of Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Couple Face Up to 15Yrs Jail Under New Sexual Offences Law for Making Love in Front of a Child - Report

[Swazi Media] A couple in Swaziland/eSwatini might face up to 15 years in jail because they had sex in front of a child. (AllAfrica)

Patients Die As Swaziland Government Hospital Runs Out of Cash - Report

[Swazi Media] More evidence that public health facilities in Swaziland/eSwatini are grinding to a halt emerged over the holiday period with news that the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Mbabane Government Hospital is close to shut-down because equipment is not being maintained. People are dying because of this, it was reported. (AllAfrica)

COSATU to Help Evicted Swazi Sugar Cane Farmers

[Fahamu] The President of South African trade federation COSATU met with Swazi sugar cane farmers and promised to help them regain control of their land from Swaziland's absolute monarch King Mswati III. (AllAfrica)

Education Ministry Reminds Swaziland Schools Beating of Children Is Banned - but It Is Still Widespread

[Swazi Media] Teachers in Swaziland / eSwatini have been reminded in a new government policy statement that corporal punishment of children in schools is outlawed. (AllAfrica)

Simba Ease Past Mbabane Swallows

[CAF] A four breeze at Mavuso Sports Centre saw visiting Simba ease past a hapless and lacklustre Mbabane Swallows in the Total CAF Champions League preliminary round second leg tie played here on Tuesday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Simba - We Will Fight to Win

[Daily News] TANZANIAN envoys in CAF Champions League, Simba left yesterday for Mbabane, Eswatini ahead of tomorrow return leg match against hosts Mbabane Swallows. (AllAfrica)

Simba Edge Mbabane Swallows in Dar

[CAF] Tanzania champions, Simba started its Total CAF Champions league campaign well, beating Mbabane Swallows of Eswatini 4-1, in a preliminary round, first leg on Wednesday evening at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam. (AllAfrica)

Newcomers Grean Eagles Fly High

[CAF] Ten-man Green Eagles on Tuesday made a memorable continental debut with a 2-0 home win in Zambia over eSwatini club Young Buffaloes at Independence Stadium in Choma. (AllAfrica)

Classy Simba Swallow Mbabane

[Daily News] SIMBA were back to their predatory best h itting 4-1 past Mbabane Swallows of Eswatini, in th e CAF Champions League, preliminary round, first leg at th e National Stadium in Dar es Salaam yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Students Being 'Pimped' Because Scholarships Have Not Been Paid - Report

[Swazi Media] Students in Swaziland/Eswatini are selling themselves for sex to raise cash for food because the government has not paid their allowances. (AllAfrica)

Eswatini Govt Announces Cost-Cutting Measures

[Government of eSwatini] Following the current economic challenges facing the Kingdom, Cabinet has decided to implement major interim fiscal decisions to enhance financial prudence and controls so as to spend as little money as possible. (AllAfrica)

Govt Has No Cash to Pay Elderly Pensions, PM Says He Will Fly Business Class to Save Money

[Swazi Media] Swaziland/Eswatini is so broke that pensions for the elderly are not being paid. State-controlled radio has been broadcasting the news over the past few days. (AllAfrica)

Football Legend Phiri Lands Eswatini Club Job

[Nyasa Times] Malawi football legend Kinnah Phiri has landed a job with eSwatini (formely Swaziland) outfit Mbabane Swallows. (AllAfrica)

Campaign Growing for Arrest of Prince Over Kidnapping and Rape Allegation

[Swazi Media] A campaign is gaining momentum in Swaziland/Eswatini to have a member of the Royal Family arrested on a rape charge. (AllAfrica)

Students in Taiwan Forced to Work 'Like Slaves' in Frozen Chicken Factory

[Swazi Media] Students from Swaziland / Eswatini studying in Taiwan are being made to work in a frozen chicken factory for 40 hours a week to pay for tuition and accommodation. If they try to leave their university will punish them and their condition has been likened to slavery. (AllAfrica)

LGBT Pride Film Shows What It's Like to Live With Prejudice and Ignorance in Swaziland

[Swazi Media] A ground-breaking documentary on life in Swaziland / Eswatini as an LGBT person has been released. It focusses on the first ever Pride event that took place in the absolute monarchy in June 2018. (AllAfrica)

Simba Start Ground Work for Mbabane Swallows CAF Tie

[Daily News] MAINLAND Premier League Champions Simba SC have stepped up preparations for their CAF Champions League preliminary round clash against Mbabane Swallows of Estwani. (AllAfrica)

Remembering Black Wednesday, the Day Armed Forces Invaded the University of Swaziland

[Swazi Media] The fourteenth of November marks the anniversary of the time Swaziland soldiers invaded the University of Swaziland and according to independent witnesses beat students with sickening brutality. (AllAfrica)

Mbabane Target Simba King Pins

[Daily News] SIMBA's CAF Champions League opponents Mbabane Swallow from Eswatini have sounded warning to the Tanzania giants, ahead of their preliminary round double header clash. (AllAfrica)

Tens of Millions Lost to Banking Fraud in Swaziland, but Outstripped By Government Corruption

[Swazi Media] Swaziland / Eswatini lost E30 million from the economy because of fraud during the past year, the kingdom's national police Deputy Commissioner Mumcy Dlamini said. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland King Demonstrates How He Is an Absolute Monarch By Picks for Government and Parliament

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland / Eswatini, ignored the kingdom's constitution across the board as he appointed his Prime Minister, government and members of the House of assembly and Senate. (AllAfrica)

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)