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Mobile clinics in Southern African region to fight HIV-AIDS

Mobile clinics in Southern African region to fight HIV-AIDS

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...
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In Swaziland, local press subdues royal sex scandal coverage

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,...
Swaziland: King Mswati the cuckold!

Swaziland: King Mswati the cuckold!

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...
Swaziland royal’s death threats and media bill raise concerns

Swaziland royal’s death threats and media bill raise concerns

Prince Mahlaba, a member of Swaziland's royal family, has been widely condemned after he made "death threats and outrageous claims" against local journalists over...
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TV station forced to stop televising religious program

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...
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Africa Contact press statement on the situation in Swaziland

Africa Contact (Denmark) has been actively involved in the struggle for democracy and human rights in Swaziland for over ten years by supporting the...
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Swaziland: Swazi government approves Media Commission Bill

On 22 April 2010 the government of Swaziland announced that it had approved the contentious Media Commission Bill, 2007 which seeks to regulate the...
Swaziland’s green fighter Thuli Makama wins Goldman Prize

Swaziland’s green fighter Thuli Makama wins Goldman Prize

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...
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Swaziland Public Broadcasting Bill 2010 finalized

The Government of Swaziland is currently finalizing a Bill that will see current state broadcasters, Swazi TV and the national radio station, Swaziland Broadcasting...
Swaziland: Denmark begged to impose targetted sanctions

Swaziland: Denmark begged to impose targetted sanctions

A banned opposition party in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland has begged the international community to impose ‘targeted sanctions’ on the ruling elite in...
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UNESCO’s Media Development Indicators discussed at workshop in Swaziland

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...
Mixed reactions to Africa Cup of Nations draw

Mixed reactions to Africa Cup of Nations draw

Africa's prestigious football tournament's 2012 draw conducted last Saturday in DR Congo southern city of Lubumbashi has drawn interesting reactions. The 2012 Africa Cup of...
Swaziland: Purchase of dogs to combat crime or opposition?

Swaziland: Purchase of dogs to combat crime or opposition?

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...
Morocco and Swaziland Kings among the richest royals in the world

Morocco and Swaziland Kings among the richest royals in the world

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...
Swazi Politican wants HIV+ people’s buttocks branded

Swazi Politican wants HIV+ people’s buttocks branded

A Swaziland politician has caused a major uproar in the tiny kingdom after proposing that saying HIV positive people to be branded on...
Swine flu in Southern Africa and a Zero preparedness

Swine flu in Southern Africa and a Zero preparedness

The potential international health disaster posed by the emergence of the swine flu has got Africa intellectualising its capacity to handle an eventual pandemic....
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Madagascar: Marc Ravalomanana is in Swaziland

The deposed President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana, is currently in Swaziland, reported Le Monde on Wednesday. Marc Ravalomanana could attend the SADC summit to...
Swaziland: Soon to become a no man’s country

Swaziland: Soon to become a no man’s country

A quarter of Swaziland's workforce is absent from work because of HIV/AIDS, says a report by the International Monetary Fund. The disease in Swaziland,...
Swaziland: Poverty encourages ancestral practices

Swaziland: Poverty encourages ancestral practices

Justice Dube, 35, was forced to return to his roots when the company he worked for as a mechanic shut down recently. He has...
Tsvangirai opts for golf against a travel document and a jet ride ?

Tsvangirai opts for golf against a travel document and a jet ride ?

Morgan Tsvangirai was denied travel document by the Robert Mugabe regime so he “ boycotted” the Swaziland regional summit, scheduled for Monday, on...
SADC : Mugabe government illegitimate but not that illegitimate

SADC : Mugabe government illegitimate but not that illegitimate

The Southern African Development Community has acknowledged in a legal document that it widely felt concerns that Robert Mugabe should not be recognised as...
What elections mean in Africa’s last absolute monarchy

What elections mean in Africa’s last absolute monarchy

Swaziland's humanitarian crises were uppermost in the minds of voters casting their ballots in the parliamentary election on 19 September. "I don't care about politics,...
Africa’s absolute monarch choses 14th wife among 50 000 virgins

Africa’s absolute monarch choses 14th wife among 50 000 virgins

Swaziland, today celebrates the Reed Dance the second most important ceremony where King Mswati III would pick his 14 wife. At the weekend...
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Zimbabwean Fidelity Life Assurance company to open branches in Mozambique and Swaziland

Zimbabwean life assurance firm Fidelity said Friday it had been granted a licence to open a subsidiary in Mozambique, and had also applied to...
Swazi royals opt for bling and a big party against a backdrop of hunger and …

Swazi royals opt for bling and a big party against a backdrop of hunger and …

Women in the tiny mountainous kingdom of Swaziland have been demonstrating over the weekend in protest against a shopping tour undertaken by eight of...
Zimbabwe and Swaziland lambasted at SADC summit

Zimbabwe and Swaziland lambasted at SADC summit

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have urged SADC leaders, meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a two-day summit...
Trade Unions’ boycott : The last straw to break Mugabe’s back ?

Trade Unions’ boycott : The last straw to break Mugabe’s back ?

Trade unions in Zimbabwe’s neighbouring countries have agreed to ratchet up the pressure on Robert Mugabe’s regime by staging a one-week boycott of all...
Why Africa’s last absolute monarch invited Mugabe to his b’day amid public outrage

Why Africa’s last absolute monarch invited Mugabe to his b’day amid public outrage

Swaziland has invited controversial Robert Mugabe to a royal day of celebration marking the country’s 40 years of independence from Britain and King Mswati...
Nepotism in africa’s last absolute monarchy : a Princess denies allegations

Nepotism in africa’s last absolute monarchy : a Princess denies allegations

Rampant nepotism claims have rocked the Swaziland Royal family amid reports that royal family members are given unfeted preference in army recruitment. The disclosure could...
Parliamentarians cry foul over benefits as King dissolves parliament

Parliamentarians cry foul over benefits as King dissolves parliament

Swaziland, a mountainous kingdom of less tham 1,5 million people is today dissolving its Parliament and already current legislators are predicting hard times. The issue...