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Eswatini to Replace Botswana At Cosafa Men's U-17 Championship

[SAFA] Eswatini will take their place in the field for the 2019 COSAFA Men's Under-17 Championship after Botswana withdrew from the competition that will be played in Malawi from October 11-20. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland College Principal Reveals Role Abortions Play in Lives of His Students

[Swazi Media] The principal of a teacher training college in Swaziland/eSwatini said at least 50 of his students had abortions in the space of a year. (AllAfrica)

Spotlight On Absence of Rule of Law in Swaziland

[Swazi Media] Bheki Maphalala, the Chief Justice of Swaziland/eSwatini, has accused a group he calls a 'political elite' of undermining the kingdom's judges. He has not named these people but has called them traitors. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Chief Justice Says Kingdom Under Siege By 'Treasonous' Political Elites

[Swazi Media] The Chief Justice of Swaziland / eSwatini Bheki Maphalala said the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was under siege from a political elite that he called 'treasonous'. (AllAfrica)

LGBTI Discrimination in Swaziland Leads to Big Mental Health Issues, Report Finds

[Swazi Media] LGBTI people in Swaziland/eSwatini suffer mental health issues and many have attempted suicide because of the way they are discriminated against in the kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Six Children Die As Diarrhoea Once Again Strikes Swaziland

[Swazi Media] Six children died from diarrhoea in four days in Swaziland / eSwatini and about another 1,000 others have been treated for the infection caused by the rota virus, a senior official said on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Schoolteacher Beats Mothers for Their Children's Misbehaviour - Report

[Swazi Media] When pupils at a school in Swaziland/e Swatini failed to show up to receive a caning a teacher beat their mothers instead. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Industrial Court Paves Way for Public Servants to Strike Legally

[Swazi Media] The Industrial Court in Swaziland has ruled that public service workers must make a new application before they can legally strike. (AllAfrica)

Angola Tune Up for Eswatini Reception

[ANGOP] Luanda -Combined play, clearings and crosses dominated the training of the national football team on Wednesday night, aiming to play Saturday with Eswatini national football team (former Swaziland), for the second leg of the penultimate knockout round of access to the final phase of CHAN'2020. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland MP Accuses Phone Company MTN of Bugging Callers

[Swazi Media] A member of parliament in Swaziland/eSwatini has accused mobile phone company MTN of listening in on customers. (AllAfrica)

Improved Long Game Hands Conradie Early Lead in Eswatini

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Solid ball-striking coupled with great putting helped Ruan Conradie to a birdie-laden 11-under-par 61 opening round of the Royal Swazi Spa Challenge where he is currently leading by three shots. (AllAfrica)

Eswatini Closer to Elimination of Intestinal Worms As Public Health Problem

[WHO] The Kingdom of Eswatini is getting closer to ending intestinal worms as a public health problem in line with the World Health Organization's 2020 Roadmap on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The country reached an impressive 98% of eligible school aged children with medicines for intestinal worms in the fourth round of Mass Medicine Administration (MMA) campaign conducted recently. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Falls Short On Eliminating Human Trafficking, but Is Making Efforts, Says New Report

[Swazi Media] The Government of Swaziland/eSwatini does not does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of people trafficking but is making significant efforts to do so, according to the latest annual report from the United States State Department. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Communists Say They Are Developing a Campaign of 'Armed Struggle' to Topple King

[Swazi Media] The Communist Party in Swaziland is launching a campaign including sabotage and armed struggle to topple the absolute monarch King Mswati III. (AllAfrica)

Protest At Swaziland Border Calls for Absolute Monarch to Be Isolated

[Swazi Media] Members of a dozen organisations picketed the South African side of the Swaziland border to call for the kingdom's absolute monarch King Mswati III to be isolated. (AllAfrica)

Nurses Angry As Govt Ignores Health Crisis

[Swazi Media] Nurses in Swaziland / eSwatini are angry that the government has ignored their petition calling for urgent action to fix the kingdom's broke health system. (AllAfrica)

Schools Across Swaziland in Chaos As Failing Govt Runs Out of Cash

[Swazi Media] Swaziland / eSwatini Minister of Education and Training Lady Howard-Mabuza met school principals as education in the kingdom crumbles through lack of funding. (AllAfrica)

Human Rights Watch Adds to Criticism of Swaziland's Freedom Abuses

[Swazi Media] Another human rights group has criticised the Swaziland/eSwatini state for restricting freedom of association and assembly. Swaziland is ruled by King Mswati III as an absolute monarch. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Children Forced to Work As Groundsmen As Govt Delays Funding Their School

[Swazi Media] Pupils in Swaziland / eSwatini are being forced to work as groundsmen at their primary school because the government has not paid grants it owes. (AllAfrica)

Many Believe PM is Corrupt, Says Survey

[Swazi Media] Nearly one in four people (24 percent) surveyed in Swaziland / eSwatini believe their Prime Minister is corrupt, according to a report from Transparency International. (AllAfrica)

Police in Swaziland Walk to Crime Scenes Because Govt Can't Afford to Buy Cars

[Swazi Media] Some police officers in Swaziland / eSwatini are forced to walk to crime scenes because the government has not paid for cars. (AllAfrica)

Africa Free Trade Accord Unveiled As a Work in Progress

[RFI] The African Union has unveiled the first steps of a nearly continent-wide trade accord, outlining how tariffs within Africa will be phased out to provide a boost to continental economies. (AllAfrica)

One in Five Rural People Need Urgent Humanitarian Assistance Against Hunger

[Swazi Media] More than 200,000 people in Swaziland / eSwatini which is one in five of the rural population are experiencing severe food shortages and require urgent humanitarian assistance, a report published on Tuesday (2 July 2019) stated. (AllAfrica)

Team-By-Team Guide to the 2019 Cosafa Women's Championship

[SAFA] The 2019 COSAFA Women's Championship will be staged in South Africa's Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality for the second year running from July 31-August 11 with what is arguably the most exciting line-up of sides ever to grace the competition. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland High Court Rules Army Assaulted Civilian, Must Pay Him Damages

[Swazi Media] The High Court in Swaziland / eSwatini has ruled that the army tortured a civilian and has order it to pay him damages. (AllAfrica)

Family Treat Teenager Like a Dog Because She Cannot Walk and Care for Herself

[Swazi Media] A report in Swaziland / eSwatini says a teenager with physical challenges was forced by her family to live in a shack like a dog. (AllAfrica)

Not Enough Supreme Court Judges So Swaziland Terrorism Act Appeal Postponed

[Swazi Media] The Supreme Court in Swaziland /eSwatini postponed hearing the government's appeal against a judgement declaring parts of the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act and Suppression of Terrorism Act unconstitutional because it did not have enough judges to form a bench. (AllAfrica)

eSwatini Fights for Free Political Expression

[New Frame] King Mswati III of eSwatini has been criticised for clamping down on critical voices who challenge his authoritarian rule. Many of the activists demanding reform of the anti-democratic parts of the constitution are either in jail and or in exile. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland Govt Wage Bill Chaos As Auditor General Reveals Error and Fraud

[Swazi Media] In his budget speech Neal Rijkenberg the Finance Minister of Swaziland / eSwatini stated that public service salaries had risen by 125 percent in the past 10 years and he threatened to cut the kingdom's wage bill. He said the kingdom could not afford to pay cost of living salary adjustments (CoLA). (AllAfrica)

Govt Broke - Up to 1,000 Prisoners Could Be Freed From Jail Early - Report

[Swazi Media] As many as 1,000 prisoners in Swaziland / eSwatini could be released from jail before the end of their sentences because the government cannot afford to keep them locked up. (AllAfrica)

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)