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2018-01-15 Swaziland Near Last for Human Rights
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's economy is in free fall and the infrastructure of the kingdom ruled by King Mswati III as sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch is crumbling. Government bills go unpaid and the health service is near collapse. There is no money to pay state pensions to those who reach the eligible age of 60 this year. Public servants have been on strike and look certain to do so again in the coming months. Members of the Swaziland Amy with the support of their commanders have systematically sexually assaul

2018-01-09 Schools Crisis Over Christian Teaching
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's schools are in crisis because of lack of funds and teachers, the kingdom's Minister of Education and Training Phineas Magagula said.

2018-01-07 'Editor Flees After Death Threat'
[Swazi Media] Swazi editor Zweli Martin Dlamini has fled to neighbouring South Africa after he received death threats. He had written a story about absolute monarch King Mswati III's shady dealings in the telecommunications industry, writes Kenworthy News Media.

2018-01-07 Journalists 'Scared to Do Their Jobs'
[Swazi Media] Journalists in Swaziland cannot do their jobs properly because they fear people in authority, a leading media academic in the kingdom said.

2018-01-04 Jail Inmates 'Beaten Frequently' - Report
[Swazi Media] A suspect told a magistrate in Swaziland that inmates at the Sidwashini correctional facility were 'frequently assaulted', a newspaper in the kingdom reported.

2018-01-03 U.S. Restores Swazi Trade Benefits
[Swazi Media] The United States has restored trade benefits for Swaziland that were withdrawn because of human rights violations, but there is still more work to be done.

2017-12-21 Drugs and Ammunition Found Near Swaziland Borderline
[SAPS] Yesterday, 19 December 2017 at 11.30, Multi-disciplinary approach by Public Order Policing, Tactical Response Team and National Intervention unit deployed at Pongola and the surroundings conducted their Festive Season operations preventing cross border crimes. While the members were patrolling, the followed up information about suspects manufacturing drugs at Industrial Park at Pongola. The premises was searched and ecstasy, cocaine, crystal meth, crack cocaine and dagga were found to the street value of m

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