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2016-07-23 UK Unions Back Swazi Rights Campaign
[Swazi Media] Over the past 18 months, Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) has received support from UNISON to build international support for human rights and democracy in Swaziland, the UK Trades Union Congress (TUC) reported.

2016-07-21 U.S May Halt Aid Over Kings's Alleged High Spending
[Swazi Media] Lisa Peterson, the US ambassador to Swaziland, has said the kingdom might not receive further food aid from her country because of the Swazi King's 'lavish spending' on holidays.

2016-07-18 King 'To Blame' for Women's Inequality
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch in Swaziland, is one of the main reasons why women in the kingdom remain oppressed, a new report has concluded.

2016-07-13 Erasing a Judge's Grubby Fingerprints
[Legalbrief] What happens when a judge departs in the face of corruption allegations? Will that judge's decisions stand? And if the judge heads the highest court, what mechanism is there for a further appeal against that judge's decisions?

2016-07-07 Newest Updates On Human Rights
[Swazi Media] Swaziland spent an uncomfortable time at the United Nations in May hearing organisations from within the kingdom and outside give details accounts of human rights violations committed by King Mswati III's regime. The UN Human Rights Council was given cases involving the correctional services, police, game rangers and attacks on LGBTI people. An 11-year-old boy has been locked up in detention for ten years although he has committed no offence.

2016-07-08 WFP Supports the Government of Swaziland With Emergency Food in Drought-Hit Areas
[WFP] Some 350,000 people nearly a third of the population of Swaziland - are in urgent need of food assistance, according to the Swaziland Vulnerability and Assessment Committee.

2016-07-07 Animal Bones and Rusty Tin Cans Help Reduce Food Insecurity in Swaziland
[IFRC] Across Swaziland and southern Africa, an exceptionally severe drought has destroyed all crops in some areas. Those living in the countryside have been affected worst of all. An estimated 25 per cent of the population, or more than 320,000 people, are in desperate need of food assistance.

2016-07-06 2013 Election Results Still Not Known
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) has yet to announce the number of votes cast for candidates in the September 2013 national elections, nearly three years after they took place. Nor has the total number of people who voted been given.

2016-07-04 Swazi King Set to Get 375-Seater Jet
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III of Swaziland seems set to take delivery of a 375-seater private jet, if reports circulating in aviation circles on the Internet are correct.

2016-07-04 Swazi King Backs His House Speaker
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland, has ordered members of parliament to return to their duties after they quit the House of Assembly in a dispute over the House Speaker, Themba Msibi.

2016-07-01 Call for Global Pressure On Govt
[Swazi Media] Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) has called on the international community to apply serious pressure on the Government of Swaziland so that it respects human rights and develops a genuinely democratic constitution.

2016-06-29 Swazi Game Rangers 'Shoot to Kill'
[Swazi Media] People are being shot and killed in Swaziland because they are suspected of poaching and game rangers are immune from prosecution, a United Nations review on human rights has been told.

2016-06-28 No Amnesty in 'Terror' Cases
[Swazi Media] Swaziland refused to withdraw all charges against people brought under the Suppression of Terrorism Act (STA), when it appeared before a United Nations review of human rights in the kingdom.

2016-06-29 A Text Message Helps Families in Swaziland Survive Ongoing Drought
[IFRC] In Swaziland, a small land-locked country in southern Africa, the worst El Niño weather phenomenon in decades has left 25 per cent of the population, or more than 320,000 people in desperate need of food assistance. With entire crops failed, the Red Cross is turning to cash transfers to help see families through the difficult times.

2016-06-23 Bafana Humble Swaziland to Reach Cosafa Final
[SAFA] Bafana Bafana represented by the u23 squad are through to the finals of the 2016 Edition of the COSAFA Castle Cup following a 5-1 thrashing of Swaziland.

2016-06-22 Innocent Boy, 11, Locked Up for 10 Years
[Swazi Media] Children as young as eleven years old are being incarcerated in juvenile correction facilities in Swaziland for up to ten years, even though they have committed no crimes.

2016-06-22 Mashaba Eager to Reach Cosafa Final As They Face Swaziland
[SAFA] The semi-final clash between Bafana Bafana and Swaziland in the COSAFA Castle Cup will be a battle between master and student. South Africa's head coach Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba will come up against his protégé Harris Bulunga who leads iSihlangu. The clash takes place this afternoon (Wednesday, 22 June 2016) at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Namibia. Kickoff is at 18h00 South African time (17h00 in Namibia).

2016-06-22 Bafana Bafana Bracing for Swaziland in Cosafa Cup Semi Final
[SAFA] Bafana Bafana are bracing themselves for a tough 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup semi-final match against surprise package Swaziland on Wednesday, 22 June 2016 at Sam Nujoma Stadium.

2016-06-21 Swazis With Albinism Demand Govt Protection
[Swazi Media] Albino people in Swaziland have called on the Government to protect them because they say they are 'hunted down like animals'.

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