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2017-09-25 King Mswati III Takes 14th Wife After Umhlanga Reed Dance Festival
[This is Africa] King Mswati III of Swaziland has taken another wife. During the recent Umhlanga Annual Reed Dance, King Mswati III chose 19 year-old Siphele Mashwama as his 14th wife.

2017-09-23 King Misleads UN On Swazi Freedom
[Swazi Media] Only days after it was learnt that people who criticise King Mswati of Swaziland face two years' jail, the King misled the UN General Assembly saying that 'all citizens' have the opportunity to air their views.

2017-09-21 Swazi Textile Workers Exploited
[Swazi Media] A trade union drive is underway in Swaziland to recruit workers in the kingdom's notorious textile industry.

2017-09-20 Poverty Forces Girls Into Sex Work
[Swazi Media] Poverty is forcing girls in Swaziland to drop out of school and become sex workers, according to a media report.

2017-09-19 Harambee Starlets Beat Swaziland
[Nation] Harambee Starlets on Monday beat Swaziland 1-0 in their final preliminary match on the ongoing Cosafa Women's Championship match at the 10,000-seater Luveve Stadium in Bulawayo.

2017-09-19 Starlets Beat Swazis to Book Zimbabwe in Cosafa Semi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Mercy Achieng's sublime 89th minute goal handed Kenya's Harambee Starlets a 1-0 win over Swaziland to book a date with hosts Zimbabwe in the semi-final of the COSAFA Women's Championship on Thursday.

2017-09-14 School Children 'Face Starvation' - Report
[Swazi Media] Children in Swaziland must 'brace themselves for starvation', according to a head teacher as once again the government has failed to deliver food to schools.

2017-09-12 Police Block Democracy Meeting
[Swazi Media] Police stopped a pro-democracy meeting taking place in Swaziland. They said they had not given organisers permission to meet.

2017-09-08 Depraved 'Sheriffs of Doom' & Windhoek's 'House of Merriment'
[Legalbrief] Some judges, whether they are writing about grave rule of law issues, divorce or patents, have such a distinctive style that you know the author immediately. Judge Thomas Masuku is one of these.

2017-09-08 Protests Close Swaziland University
[Swazi Media] The University of Swaziland (UNISWA) has been closed once again after students and police clashed on Thursday (7 September 2017).

2017-09-10 Thousands March for Democracy
[Swazi Media] Swazis demand democracy at Global Week of Action - Kenworthy News Media, 9 September 2017

2017-09-06 Independence - What's to Celebrate?
[Swazi Media] It was 49 years ago on 6 September 1968 that Swaziland gained independence from Great Britain at a time of great optimism for the kingdom.

2017-09-04 Mixed Rainfall Pattern for SADC
[SANF] Southern Africa is expected to record varying rainfall patterns for the upcoming agricultural season.

2017-09-04 'Swaziland a Friend Indeed'
[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has said Zambia is committed to boosting trade with Swaziland on the premise of unlocking available business growth opportunities between the two countries.

2017-08-29 School Fees Against Constitution
[Swazi Media] The short-lived era of free primary school education in Swaziland has officially come to an end. The move contravenes the kingdom's constitution.

2017-08-29 Jailers 'Sex Assault' On Male Inmates
[Swazi Media] More former male inmates at a jail in Swaziland say they were sexually assaulted by warders.

2017-08-28 Brave Warriors Coach Isaacs Satisfied After Victory
[Namibian] Brave Gladiators coach Brian Isaacs expressed satisfaction with their 3-2 victory against Swaziland on Saturday, which served as preparation for the Cosafa Women's Cup in Zimbabwe next month.

2017-08-27 Gladiators Beat Swaziland in Friendly
[Namibian] Windhoek -The Brave Gladiators beat Swaziland national women's team 3-2 in an international friendly match played at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Technical Centre on Saturday.

2017-08-25 Police Spy On Pensioners' Meeting
[Swazi Media] Old folk in Swaziland kicked out two police spies from their Pensioners' Association meeting.

2017-08-24 Campaign to Protect Swazi Children
[Swazi Media] World Vision Swaziland is preparing to launch a national campaign called 'It takes a world to end violence against children' before the end of 2017.

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