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2014-10-22 Activists Launch #SwaziJustice Drive
[Swazi Media]A video in support of two jailed Swaziland journalist has been released as part of a new social media campaign to draw attention to human rights failings in the kingdom.

2014-10-20 Jailed Editor Wins Freedom Award
[Swazi Media]Bheki Makhubu, the Swaziland editor jailed for two years for publishing articles critical of judges has won the Press Freedom Award at the CNN / Multichoice journalism awards.

2014-10-19 Zim Shot Stopper Resurfaces in Swaziland
[Zimbabwe Standard]One of the country's promising goalkeeping prospects Nicho Francis who left the country in search for greener pastures has resurfaced in Swaziland where he has joined premiership side Mbabane Swallows.

2014-10-16 Hunger Increases in Swaziland
[Swazi Media]More than three in ten people in Swaziland are undernourished, a new report reveals.

2014-10-16 Swazi Police Ban Unions March
[Swazi Media]Police in Swaziland have banned a proposed march by trade unionists against the government's banning of their federation saying it is not in the 'interest of security, peace and public order'.

2014-10-17 Young Warriors Outclass Swaziland
[New Zimbabwe]ZIMBABWE'S Under-23 soccer team stunned the Swaziland senior soccer team with a 2-0 defeat in an international friendly match played at the Somhlolo National Stadium on Wednesday night.

2014-10-14 Official - Federations Are Illegal
[Swazi Media]Trade union and business federations have not been banned in Swaziland, but they are illegal, according to Winnie Magagula, the kingdom's Minister of Labour and Social Security.

2014-10-14 'King's Mine' Owes U.S.$4 Million, 700 Jobs Lost
[Swazi Media]Salgaocar, a mining company in Swaziland half-owned by King Mswati III, has suspended operations, owing creditors approximately E42 million (US$4.2 million).

2014-10-14 Young Warriors Arrive in Swaziland
[The Herald]ZPC Kariba gaffer Saul Chaminuka will, for the second time in as many assignments, take charge of Zimbabwe's Young Warriors when the Under-23 side face Swaziland's senior national team in an international friendly at Somhlolo Stadium in Lobamba tomorrow night (7pm). With head coach Callisto Pasuwa unable to secure a release from Dynamos, Chaminuka led the Young Warriors as they flew out of Harare yesterday morning via Johannesburg from where they took a bus trip to Mbabane and arrived in the mountain kingd

2014-10-14 Pasuwa Against Swaziland Friendly
[New Zimbabwe]ZIMBABWE Under-23 head coach Calisto Pasuwa says he doesn't understand why Zifa opted to play Swaziland in an international friendly match on Wednesday who will be their opponents in the 2015 African Championship qualifiers as well as the All-Africa Games qualifiers.

2014-10-13 Govt Department Arrives to Receive 'Most Secretive' Award
[MISA]On Monday 6 October MISA Swaziland announced the most open and most secretive public institutions in the country in their annual Golden Key and Golden Padlock Awards ceremony in Mbabane.

2014-10-14 Young Warriors Take On Swaziland
[New Zimbabwe]ZIMBABWE Under-23 assistant coach Saul Chaminuka has named an 18 man squad with only three new faces to face Swaziland in an international friendly in Mbabane on Wednesday.

2014-10-14 Nehawu Calls for the Unbanning of Trade Unions in Swaziland
[COSATU]NEHAWU strongly condemns the banning or trade unions in Swaziland by the Mswati regime, under the guise of abiding by the recommendations of the International Labour Organisations. The Mswati regime has instructed trade unions ,to cease all their activities ,because according to them, the ILO advised their government, to amend certain provisions of their Industrial Relations Act, making particular reference to the absence of legislation that allows for the registration of federations in the country.

2014-10-13 Cosatu Condemns Swazi Crackdown On Unions
[COSATU]The Congress of South African Trade Unions condemns in the strongest terms the Swaziland Government's order that all workers and employers federations must stop all operations with immediate effect.

2014-10-09 Students Told - Name Strike Leaders
[Swazi Media]Striking students in Swaziland have been told they cannot resume studies unless they give their university the names of strike leaders.

2014-10-09 Human Rights Turmoil in Swaziland
[Swazi Media]An editor and a human rights journalist were jailed in Swaziland for two years after writing and publishing articles in a tiny-circulation magazine critical of the kingdom's judiciary. The case of Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko is the most serious attack on freedom in the kingdom in living memory. The case caused outrage across the world and the two men have been nominated for an international Human Rights Defenders Award.

2014-10-09 Pasuwa Questions Swazi Tie
[The Herald]ZIMBABWE Under-23 coach Callisto Pasuwa has expressed reservations about a proposed friendly match between his team and Swaziland arguing that it would not be in the best interests of the Young Warriors.

2014-10-07 Ambassador's UN Role Over-Stated
[Swazi Media]Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini misled the media when he said that the kingdom's Ambassador to the United Nations was now 'the vice-president' for the UN General Assembly.

2014-10-07 King and Army Have Own Airport
[Swazi Media]Swaziland's King Mswati III will continue to use the Matsapha Airport for his private jet, even though his subjects have been forced to use a newly-opened airport in a wilderness 70 km away.

2014-10-06 King's Editor Attacks Chief Justice
[Swazi Media]The editor of a Swaziland newspaper in effect owned by King Mswati III has written an attack on the kingdom's Chief Justice after he issued a directive relating to the Swazi Royal Family.

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