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2015-08-29 Dozens of Girls on Way to Cut Reeds Die in Crash
[SSN] The Swaziland Solidarity Network joins the entire Swazi nation in mourning the tragic demise of young Swazi girls who were on their way to cut reeds for the Umhlanga Reed dance. The accident occurred along the Mbabane -- Manzini highway.

2015-08-28 Hunger Worries As King Gets New Jet
[Swazi Media] While Parliament in Swaziland has agreed to purchase a larger private jet for the kingdom's autocratic ruler King Mswati III that might cost US$30 million, news is circulating in the kingdom that the government is unable to distribute food aid to the starving rural population because it cannot afford to run trucks.

2015-08-26 Doubts Over Swaziland's U.S.$3 Billion Port
[Swazi Media] Serious doubts have been raised about a plan to build a seaport in Swaziland, which has no coastline.

2015-08-26 Swazi Reed Dance - Truth From Abroad
[Swazi Media] The Swazi Observer, the newspaper in effect owned by King Mswati III, is very excited that the US cable news network CNN might be covering the Umhlanga or Reed Dance on Monday (31 August 2015).

2015-08-25 Former Justice Minister Arrested Again
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's former Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Sibusiso Shongwe has been arrested on charges of corruption and extortion.

2015-08-27 Swazi Reed Dance - Illegal Whippings
[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland have warned 'random' men not to loiter near camps housing tens of thousands of supposed virgins during the forthcoming Reed Dance or Umhlanga ceremony.

2015-08-26 Top Man At Justice Loses His Job
[Swazi Media] The Principal Secretary in Swaziland's Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Thembinkhosi Mamba, has lost his job after being charged with corruption.

2015-08-25 Anti-Corruption Deputy Charged
[Swazi Media] One of Swaziland's top anti-corruption officers has been charged with corruption.

2015-08-26 Swazi Government Wants a Canal Through Mozambique
[AIM] Maputo -Despite being entirely landlocked, and possessing no navigable rivers, Swaziland wants to build a port.

2015-08-25 Swazi Prince and the US$40,000 Watch
[Swazi Media] News that a Swazi Prince was robbed in a hotel room has exposed something of the lifestyle of King Mswati III's family.

2015-08-21 Swaziland 'To Build $3bn Shipping Port'
[Swazi Media] The Government of Swaziland, an impoverished African nation with no coastline, has backed a plan to build a shipping port which will cost an estimated US$3 billion.

2015-08-21 King Mswati's Poet Spices Summit Up
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Amid magnitudes of statesmen and women in suits and ties stands out 'Msaudi kababa' draped loosely in a maroon and black African print two-piece outfit with a beaded neck on a pair of sandals.

2015-08-21 First Stone Laid for Construction of New Railway Bridge Over Goba Line
[AIM] Boane -Mozambican Transport and Communication Minister Carlos Mesquita on Monday laid the first stone in the southern province of Maputo for the construction of a new railway bridge in the Goba Line, over the Umbel├║zi River, that will help to ease traffic, particularly between Mozambique and the neighbouring Swaziland.

2015-08-20 SADC Deputy Chairperson Lauds Beneficiation Model
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -King Mswati III of Swaziland yesterday toured the South African Diamond Cooperation (SAFDICO) plant in Gaborone.

2015-08-19 Swazi Global Week of Action Launch
[Swazi Media] Organisations campaigning for multi-party democracy in Swaziland will stage an international campaign next month (September 2015).

2015-08-19 Swaziland to Host Next Summit
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Following Botswana's successful hosting of over a thousand delegates and 15 heads of state for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) 35th summit, Swaziland will host the same event next year.

2015-08-19 SADC Urged to Act On Swazi Rights
[Swazi Media] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should take concrete steps to improve respect for human rights in Swaziland, Human Rights Watch said.

2015-08-17 'Stand Up to Swazi King', Unions Urged
[Swazi Media] Trade unions across the southern African region have been urged to stand up to Swaziland's autocratic King Mswati III in an attempt to bring democracy to the kingdom.

2015-08-17 Malawi Names Provisional Squad for Swaziland Clash
[CAF] Malawi coach Ernest Mtawali has released a 26-member squad of home- based players for a training camp ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Swaziland on 6 September 2015 in Lobamba.

2015-08-17 Public Funding for Swazi King's Golf
[Swazi Media] Following the financial disaster of the King's Super Cup football competition that may have lost millions of emalangeni in public money; King Mswati III of Swaziland is now plundering more state funds to sponsor his own golf tournament.

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