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2015-04-17 Swazi King Not Above Law in Canada
[Swazi Media] The King of Swaziland tried to get a court in Canada to drop a case against him involving an alleged unpaid debt of US$3.5 million because he was a head of state.

2015-04-17 Swazi Court Waits for King's Order
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Chief Justice dismissed an attempt by the kingdom's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to arrest a cabinet minister because King Mswati had not given his permission.

2015-04-17 Swazi King's Secret Jet Purchase
[Swazi Media] In May 2010, in the depths of Swaziland's worst financial crisis in its history, King Mswati III secretly bought himself a private jet for US$11.45 million, it can be revealed publicly for the first time.

2015-04-17 Swazi King's Jet 'To Be Released'
[Swazi Media] The King of Swaziland's private luxury jet impounded by a court in Canada in a dispute over alleged unpaid debts could be released by Saturday (18 April 2015) after the Swazi Government paid US$3.5 million as a financial guarantee for the King.

2015-04-16 In Swaziland, Progress Towards Malaria Elimination
[GFO] New national strategic plan could make southern African nation first on continent to achieve elimination

2015-04-16 South Africa's Questionable Silence About Human Rights Violations in Swaziland
[GroundUp] The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), campaigning groups and labour supporting members of the European parliament this month launched protests about the continued harassment and jailing of trade unionists and democracy campaigners in Swaziland. ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow has noted that, in Swaziland, "Violations against the fundamental rights of workers have become systemic."

2015-04-15 Swazi Democracy Rally Abandoned
[Swazi Media] Prodemocracy activities in Swaziland to mark the 12 April anniversary of the Royal decree that turned the country from a democracy to a kingdom ruled by an autocratic monarch were abandoned at the weekend amid fears that police would attack participants.

2015-04-15 King's Airport Misses Target By a Mile
[Swazi Media] Only 194 passengers a day on average have used Swaziland's new US$250 million King Mswati III Airport since commercial flights started in October 2014, official figures have revealed.

2015-04-15 Swazi King Above the Law, Court Told
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III of Swaziland enters into business contracts which he does not honour and it is impossible to get him to do so because he is above the law in his own kingdom.

2015-04-13 Asylum Seekers to Be Deported
[Swazi Media] Somali asylum seekers living in Swaziland who complained that they were being starved and forced to work in fields without pay are to be deported from the kingdom.

2015-04-11 Support for Jailed Lawyer 'Amazing'
[Swazi Media] Tanele Maseko, the wife of the human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko, jailed in Swaziland for writing articles critical of the Swazi judiciary, has said she is amazed at the support he has received from the international community.

2015-04-13 Misa's Women to Watch in 2015 - Mary Pais Da Silva
[MISA] A qualified attorney admitted to Swaziland's High Court in 2003, Mary's experience and accomplishments span the strict formality of the halls of justice to the explosive activism of the "trenches" in the struggle for democracy and human rights in Swaziland.

2015-04-10 Who Paid for Swazi King's Jet?
[Swazi Media] As news leaks that King Mswati III of Swaziland is about to get a second private jet at a cost of at least US$30 million, there is still a mystery about who paid for the jet he already has.

2015-04-09 Revealed - Cost of Flying King's Jet
[Swazi Media] It may have cost Swaziland at least US$9 million to operate King Mswati III's private jet since he received it in 2012, according to confidential figures.

2015-04-08 Rape, HIV Plague Young Swazi Women
[Al Jazeera] Mbabane -Nokwanda Dlamini* was 14 when she tested positive for HIV.

2015-04-10 Statement - Swaziland, Angola, SA and Zim: Defend Freedom of Expression, Stop Criminalising Dissent!
[R2K] The Right2Know Campaign is deeply distressed that respected Swazi editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko have begun their second year in jail. The pair was sentenced for contempt of court to a two-year prison term on March 18 last year for writing articles critical of the Swazi judiciary.

2015-04-08 Swazi MPs Confused Over King's Jet
[Swazi Media] Swaziland parliamentarians are misleading themselves about the impounding of King Mswati III's private jet by a court in Canada in a dispute over alleged unpaid bills.

2015-04-07 Revealed - Details of King's New Jet
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III of Swaziland is set to buy a second private jet, confidential documents have confirmed.

2015-04-07 Scrap Swazi Terror Act - Amnesty
[Swazi Media] Amnesty International has renewed its criticism of Swaziland for the 'continued persecution of peaceful political opponents and critics' by the King and his authorities.

2015-04-07 Swazi King's University 'Insolvent'
[Swazi Media] Only one month after Swaziland's King Mswati III pledged his support for higher education in his kingdom, the university where he is Chancellor is reportedly insolvent.

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