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Friday Aug 29 |

Swaziland: 'Huge Drop in Numbers At Reed Dance'

At least 40,000 fewer young Swazi women are taking part in this year's annual Umhlanga or Reed Dance ceremony than in 2013 if newspaper reports in Swaziland are correct.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Mswati Iii

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Swaziland: Police Stop Workers From Praying

It happened outside the textile firm Tex Ray in Manzini on Tuesday where local media reported about 1,500 textile workers had gathered to hear a local pastor, Zandile Hlophe, preach.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Mswati Iii

Swaziland: 'Misbehaving' Girls Face Public Whipping

Girls who do not turn up for King Mswati III at the forthcoming annual Umhlanga Reed Dance in Swaziland will be publicly whipped.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mswati Iii

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Swaziland: Democrat Leader 'Critically Ill' in Jail

Swaziland's People's United Democratic Movement's has reported that its President Mario Masuku has fallen 'critically ill' in prison where he is on remand awaiting trial on a sedition charge.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Mswati Iii

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Swaziland: Airlink Forced to Use King's Airport

The Airline part owned by the Swazi Government is to be forced to move its operations to the King Mswati III Airport, which opened in March 2014 but has not seen a single commercial aircraft land since.


Related Topix: Travel, World News, Africa Travel, Africa, Swaziland Travel, Mswati Iii

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Republic

IUPUC nursing students view medical practices in Swaziland

For the first time, the IU School of Nursing at IUPUC traveled to the Kingdom of Swaziland for a service-learning experience.


Related Topix: Medicine, World News, Nursing, Africa, Scipio, IN, Columbus, IN

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Swaziland: South Africa Expels Swazi Activists

Three Swazi political activists who were denied political asylum in South Africa are expected to leave the country on Friday .


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Activism, Mswati Iii

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Foreign Policy

Mayhem at the Hay Adams

Security teams for two African leaders cracked skulls -- literally -- at the White House's big leadership summit.


Related Topix: Prison, Activism, The Gambia, World News, Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Voice of America

Swaziland Group Demands Answers from Minister Over AGOA

The general secretary of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland says members will protest Minister of Labor and Social Security Winnie Magagula's appearance before parliament on Thursday.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Personal Finance, Social Security, Washington

Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Swazi PM reportedly threatens activists

Two activists from Swaziland who were in Washington during a recent summit of African leaders say they are concerned about their safety after the Swazi prime minister reportedly said they should be strangled.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Mswati Iii

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Swaziland: PM Says 'Strangle' Workers' Leaders

A reported threat by Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini that workers' leaders should be strangled when they return to the kingdom from the US Africa Summit has been condemned by prodemocracy campaigners.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Metal, Mswati Iii

Sat Aug 09, 2014

State Department

Collected Department Releases: Threatening Remarks by Swazi Prime Minister Cause for Concern

The United States is deeply concerned by the threatening remarks made by Swaziland Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini toward Swazi labor and civil society leaders who participated in the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Swaziland: Swazi King Parties While Children Die

The Swaziland Government spent about E5.9 million on the official opening of the King Mswati III International Airport, it has just been revealed .


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mswati Iii

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Washington Post

Heat, hair and hankies: the best red-carpet moments from the White Housea s Africa summit dinner

On a near 90-degree night Tuesday, Selfridge and his trusty hankie worked overtime as the chief of protocol shook dozens of very important hands, trekking up and down the red carpet as the White House welcomed 51 African leaders and their plus-ones.


Related Topix: Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Mauritius, World News, Mswati Iii, Africa, Cameroon, Paul Biya

Los Angeles Times

Amid Ebola concerns, Obama urges increased trade with Africa

From left, Swaziland King Mswati III, South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit, Djbouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, South Africa President Jacob Zuma and other African leaders listen to President Obama in Washington on Tuesday.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Ismail Omar Guelleh, Mswati Iii, South Sudan, New York, NY

Swaziland: Law Society Takes On Top Judges

The Law Society of Swaziland is taking on the kingdom's judiciary, arguing that King Mswati III has appointed judges in violation of the constitution.


Related Topix: Africa, World News, Mswati Iii, Journalism

Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Washington Post

The African leaders who werena t invited to D.C.a s Africa Summit

King Mswati III of Swaziland and Queen Inkhosikati LaMbikiza arrive at Andrews Air Force Base on Aug. 3 to attend the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.


Related Topix: Mswati Iii, US Military, Andrews Air Force Base, US Air Force, World News, Africa, Washington, Zimbabwe

Mail & Guardian

Agoa: Calls for SA to graduate out of the US trade programme

In addition to SA's relatively advanced development, the US disapproves of the country for its 'antagonism', focus on Brics, and Middle East position.


Related Topix: Washington, Africa, Mswati Iii

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Beaver Countian

Letter to Barack Obama from a Swaziland jail cell

This article titled "Letter to Barack Obama from a Swaziland jail cell" was written by Thulani Maseko, Prisoner 353; 438/2014, for on Sunday 3rd August 2014 12.53 UTC 1. Mr President, greetings from jail cell No D4 of His Majesty's Correctional Institution in Mbabane.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Africa, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama