Swaziland - Afrik.com : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper http://www.afrik-news.com/ Afrik.com, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en Afrik-news.com : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper http://www.afrik-news.com/images/logo_moyen.gif http://www.afrik-news.com/ Mobile clinics in Southern African region to fight HIV-AIDS http://www.afrik-news.com/article18472.html Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:36:32 +0100 Southern African region which carries the highest burden of the deadly HIV-AIDS in the world is planning to launch a string of mobile HIV/AIDS clinics along major trade routes throughout the region. Alice Chimora In Swaziland, local press subdues royal sex scandal coverage http://www.afrik-news.com/article18098.html Thu, 12 Aug 2010 01:21:23 +0200 An alleged sex scandal involving one of the wives of Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has made worldwide headlines. Yet, in the southern African mountain kingdom, media coverage has been subdued, shying away from questioning the silence of the monarchy over the reports. Swaziland: King Mswati the cuckold! http://www.afrik-news.com/article18090.html Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:45:25 +0200 Swaziland's King Mswati has been betrayed his childhood friend and his justice minister Ndumiso Mamba, who was caught red-handed sleeping with one of his young wives. Kabelo Marupi Swaziland royal's death threats and media bill raise concerns http://www.afrik-news.com/article18034.html Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:53:36 +0200 Prince Mahlaba, a member of Swaziland's royal family, has been condemned by the international media, led by The Committee to Protect Journalists for "death threats and outrageous claims" made against local journalists over their critical coverage of the country's leadership. Prince Ofori-Atta TV station forced to stop televising religious program http://www.afrik-news.com/article17955.html Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:15:11 +0200 On 11 July 2010, Channel Swazi, a privately-owned TV station was forced to pull a religious programme off air after Swazi authorities felt the sermon which was being preached in the programme was critical of royalty and Swazi cultural practices. Africa Contact press statement on the situation in Swaziland http://www.afrik-news.com/article17660.html Wed, 19 May 2010 00:53:56 +0200 Africa Contact (Denmark) has been actively involved in the struggle for democracy and human rights in Swaziland for over ten years by supporting the democratic movement through organisations such as Foundation for Socio-Economic Justice and Swaziland United Democratic Front. Swaziland, an absolute monarchy, is one of the most unequal and Aids-ridden societies in the world, but the ruling minority continue to squander the resources that Swaziland do have on luxuries that the majority of the Swazi population can only dream of. Swaziland: Swazi government approves Media Commission Bill http://www.afrik-news.com/article17536.html Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:58:06 +0200 On 22 April 2010 the government of Swaziland announced that it had approved the contentious Media Commission Bill, 2007 which seeks to regulate the media by statute. Swaziland's green fighter Thuli Makama wins Goldman Prize http://www.afrik-news.com/article17423.html Wed, 21 Apr 2010 17:48:40 +0200 Thuli Brilliance Makama, Swaziland's one and only public interest environmental attorney, Monday became the proud winner of the Goldman Prize for the environment. Her greatest achievement to date has been her fight to include the participation of NGOs in national environmental decisions, following indiscriminate murders by rangers as well as a minister's willful decision to flout environmental laws. The outstanding environmental achievement award recognizes an activist who campaigns to ensure that the local populations are not deprived of their most valuable asset: The environment. Falila Gbadamassi, Prince Ofori-Atta Swaziland Public Broadcasting Bill 2010 finalized http://www.afrik-news.com/article17228.html Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:42:43 +0100 The Government of Swaziland is currently finalizing a Bill that will see current state broadcasters, Swazi TV and the national radio station, Swaziland Broadcasting and Information Services (SBIS), being transformed into public service broadcasters. Swaziland: Denmark begged to impose targetted sanctions http://www.afrik-news.com/article17223.html Thu, 25 Mar 2010 13:50:11 +0100 A banned opposition party in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland has begged the international community to impose ‘targeted sanctions' on the ruling elite in that country. Kabelo Marupi UNESCO's Media Development Indicators discussed at workshop in Swaziland http://www.afrik-news.com/article17169.html Wed, 17 Mar 2010 23:13:46 +0100 A workshop took place yesterday in Mbabane (Swaziland) to present UNESCO's Media Development Indicators to decision makers from the Swaziland Ministry of Broadcasting and Information. The event was jointly organized by UNESCO's Institute for Statistics (UIS) and Windhoek Office under the theme ?Supporting Media Development Policy with Evidence-Based Data'. Mixed reactions to Africa Cup of Nations draw http://www.afrik-news.com/article17015.html Tue, 23 Feb 2010 17:47:39 +0100 Africa's prestigious football tournament's 2012 draw conducted last Saturday in DR Congo southern city of Lubumbashi has drawn interesting reactions. Sakhile Modise Swaziland: Purchase of dogs to combat crime or opposition? http://www.afrik-news.com/article16640.html Tue, 15 Dec 2009 14:36:47 +0100 Royal Swaziland Police is set to purchase five sniffer dogs from their Zimbabwean counterparts at a cost of US$210 000 to combat growing crime in the tiny kingdom. Kabelo Marupi Morocco and Swaziland Kings among the richest royals in the world http://www.afrik-news.com/article15959.html Thu, 23 Jul 2009 15:46:16 +0200 King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, 46, in 2008 held the seventh position among the richest royals in the world, according to Forbes magazine's top 15 wealthiest royals. Mohammed VI's wealth, estimated at 500 million in 2000, has grown five times more in ten years. The Moroccan sovereign is now richer than the emir of Qatar and six times richer than the Kuwaiti King. Despite his growing wealth, 5 million people in Morocco live on less than one euro per day. Swaziland's King Mswati, who is the last of fifteen wealthiest royal list is by no means the least. The Swazi monarch overtakes both the reknowned Spanish and Japanese royals. 70% of the Swazi people live on less than a dollar a day. Will Ghartey-Mould, Stéphane Ballong Swazi Politican wants HIV+ people's buttocks branded http://www.afrik-news.com/article15733.html Wed, 27 May 2009 14:00:02 +0200 A Swaziland politician has caused a major uproar in the tiny kingdom after proposing that saying HIV positive people to be branded on the buttocks. Kabelo Marupi