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2015-01-28 New Programming Guide Highlights Food and Nutrition in Fight Against HIV/Aids
[WFP]At the dawn of the 2015 development agenda, the global health community is rallying around the "ending of AIDS by 2030", a goal that now appears within reach. With the power of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to both extend the lives of people living with HIV and prevent new infections, treatment has rightly been placed at the core of the strategy for moving forward.

2015-01-23 Swaziland Is Not in the 'First World'
[Swazi Media]There is no stopping the media in Swaziland as they continue to bang on about how close the kingdom is to achieving King Mswati III's aspiration to be the ruler of a 'First World' nation by 2022.

2015-01-20 Swazi Govt Misleads On Child Labour
[Swazi Media]The Swaziland Government, embarrassed at international news reports that King Mswati III decreed that schools should close so children could weed his fields, is now misleading the public over the matter.

2015-01-20 Swazi Churches Circumcision Blunder
[Swazi Media]Churches in Swaziland have agreed to back male circumcision as a way to prevent the spread of HIV even though there in no concrete proof that the procedure works and attempts to get people to have the operation in the past have failed.

2015-01-20 Support for Jailed Democrat Leader
[Swazi Media]Danish political support for Mario Masuku

2015-01-19 Kids Forced to Weed King's Fields
[Swazi Media]The opening of schools in Swaziland has been postponed for a week so children can weed the fields of King Mswati III.

2015-01-19 AGOA Propaganda From King's Paper
[Swazi Media]King Mswati's newspaper is once again misleading people about the reasons why the undemocratic kingdom has lost preferential trading rights with the United States.

2015-01-19 CPS Condemns Mswati's Degradation of Education System, Calls On Learners and Parents to Demand Decent Education for All
[COSATU]The Communist Party of Swaziland condemns the latest display of feudal arrogance by Mswati III, in which he has ordered that public schools in the country must remain closed until his fields are weeded.

2015-01-15 Petition to Free Pudemo Leader
[Swazi Media]Hundreds of unions, parties, politicians and individuals from all over the world have signed a petition to demand the release of Swazi political activists Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini, including the International Trade Union Confederation, British trade union federation UNISON and the African National Congress, writes Kenworthy News Media.

2015-01-14 Swaziland Aims for Malaria Elimination
[Global Fund]Mbabane -The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Kingdom of Swaziland have strengthened their partnership by signing a new grant to support the elimination of malaria in the country by the end of 2015 with World Health Organisation certification by 2020.

2015-01-12 Swazi Broadcasting Will Not Be Freed
[Swazi Media]We should be sceptical of a report that the Swaziland Government is about to privatise all state-controlled broadcasting in the kingdom and open up the presently-restricted airways to the people.

2015-01-11 Burkina Faso Rally to Trounce Swazis
[CAF]Burkina Faso recovered to trounce Swaziland 5-1 Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations warm-up match at a South African stadium where they have enjoyed considerable success.

2015-01-07 Swazi King Fell for U.S.$5 Billion Con-Trick
[Swazi Media]The controversy surrounding the Swazi Government's award of a US$90 million contract to build an oil storage facility without going through the legally-required tender process has rekindled memories of the time King Mswati III fell for a US$5 billion con-trick.

2015-01-05 Govt Under Fire Over Oil Deal
[Swazi Media]The Swaziland Government has committed itself to pay E900 million (US$90 million) to a South African company to build an oil storage facility in the kingdom, even though the project was not put out to open tender.

2015-01-05 PM Wrong On Agoa Impact
[Swazi Media]Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini is trying to cover up the devastating impact on the kingdom of the withdrawal of a trade agreement with the United States.

2015-01-02 Human Rights Campaign Steps Up
[Swazi Media]An international campaign called #swazijustice to highlight human rights deficiencies in Swaziland was launched in October.

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