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President Tony Tan receives credentials from three ambassadors

The representatives from Poland, Swaziland and Argentina presented their credentials to President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the Istana on Wednesday .

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Journalists Critical of Regime Jailed

Magazine editor Bheki Makhubu and Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were sentenced to two years in jail on Friday after they wrote articles for the Nation magazine critical of the Swazi judiciary.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The China Post

Two critics of Swaziland government are sentenced

Two government critics in Swaziland have been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of contempt of court for publishing articles lamenting alleged threats to judicial independence in the southern African kingdom.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

2 critics of Swaziland government sentenced

The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Iol.co.za

Critical Swazi editor, lawyer jailed

Swaziland's High Court on Friday jailed a magazine editor and a human rights lawyer for two years for contempt of court over articles critical of the government and judiciary.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

International Monetary Fund

Kingdom of Swaziland: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release

KEY ISSUES Setting: Swaziland has gradually recovered from the fiscal crisis of 2010-11, buoyed by the improved revenues from the Southern African Customs Union .

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Scoop

U.S. Concerned by Convictions of Swazi Human Rights Lawyer

The United States is deeply concerned by the convictions of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in the Kingdom of Swaziland.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Editor and lawyer convicted of contempt of court in Swaziland

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's convictions for contempt of court of an editor and lawyer in Swaziland.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

CPJ Press Freedom Online

Editor and lawyer convicted of contempt of court in Swaziland

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today's convictions for contempt of court of an editor and lawyer in Swaziland.

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The Washington Post

2 critics of Swaziland government convicted

A lawyer in Swaziland says two government critics there have been found guilty of contempt of court in a case that focused attention on human rights in the landlocked African kingdom.

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WTEN-TV Albany

2 critics of Swaziland government convicted

The chief negotiator for unions at the nation's largest commuter railroad is vowing to keep working toward a deal that would avoid a strike.

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KAUZ

2 critics of Swaziland government convicted

Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Swazis Not Convinced By King's Airport

The head of Swaziland's civil aviation authority has admitted that it has failed to convince the Swazi public that the new King Mswati III Airport has any use.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The China Post

MND denies China spied on minister with wiretap

The Ministry of National Defense has flatly denied a Wednesday media report that Defense Minister Yen Ming's cellphone was tapped by China during his visit to Africa earlier this year.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Swaziland authorities must release prisoners of conscience

Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and Bhekithemba Makhubu, editor of Swaziland's monthly news magazine The Nation, were arrested in March after Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi issued defective arrest warrants in response to two articles that raised concerns about judicial independence and integrity in Swaziland.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Sugar Strikers Win Pay Increase

Striking workers at Swaziland's Ubombo Sugar Company have won a 10 percent pay increase , despite suffering intimidation by the Swazi Army and state security forces.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Police Clash With Sugar Strikers

Workers at Ubombo Sugar have been on strike for more than three weeks for more pay.

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