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2014-10-01 From Subsistence to Profit, Farmers Get a Helping Hand
[IPS]Mbabane -Men in blue overalls are offloading vegetables from trucks while their female counterparts dress and pack the fresh produce before storing it in a cold room.

2014-10-01 Massive Spend On Bullet-Proof Cars
[Swazi Media]The US$1.7 million that the Swaziland Government has spent on BMW cars for government ministers and top officials is only part of massive spending on motor vehicles in recent years.

2014-09-29 Cars Come Before Dying Children
[Swazi Media]Just months after the Swaziland Government said it could not afford to buy life-saving drugs to prevent Swazi children dying from diarrhoea, it has spent US$1.7 million on top of the range BMW cars for itself.

2014-09-29 Homes Destroyed for King's Vanity
[Swazi Media]Homes have been demolished against residents' wishes to make way for another of King Mswati III's 'vanity projects'.

2014-09-29 Jailed Journalists Up for Award
[Swazi Media]More than 50 trade unions and civil society organisations from across the world have joined to nominate two jailed Swaziland journalists for a human rights award.

2014-09-29 Girls Caned for Not Dancing for King
[Swazi Media]More than 30 girls were thrashed because they did not dance half naked in front of Swaziland's King Mswati III. They were beaten so badly some needed treatment from paramedics.

2014-09-26 Nigeria, Switzerland Sign Pact On Migration
[Premium Times]The Global Programme on Migration and Development, GPMD, of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC, a governmental agency of the Swiss Government, and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja signed an agreement to support the Commission in institutionalising the National Migration Dialogue as a platform for effective and inclusive migration governance in Nigeria.

2014-09-22 When Rights Clash With Tradition
[GroundUp]Is South Africa on the brink of a clash between the egalitarian concepts embodied in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the demands to retain undemocratic, feudal and colonial hangovers of the past? If so, it may be Swaziland that will provide the catalyst.

2014-09-19 T-Shirt Accused Fights Terror Law
[Fahamu]Swaziland's Suppression of Terrorism Act is a "flawed" and "inherently repressive" piece of legislation, according to Amnesty International.

2014-09-15 Paper Says Sorry for Reporting on Princess's Clothes
[Swazi Media]The Swazi Observer newspaper has been forced to make a 'humble' apology to the kingdom's King and Queen Mother after publishing a report without their permission on what clothes a Princess had worn.

2014-09-15 Pudemo President Mario Masuku Refused Legal Representation
[COSATU]In what is turning out to be a trend, People's United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) President Mario Masuku was refused legal representation by His Majesty's correctional Services which is headed by Commissioner General Mzuthini Ntshangase.

2014-09-15 SSN Welcomes Stance of ANC, SACP, Cosatu, Sanco On Human Rights Abuses in Swaziland
[COSATU]The Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) together with all individuals and entities involved in the fight for freedom and calls for democracy in Swaziland whole heartedly welcomes, embraces and supports the unequivocal stance by the South African Alliance Partners namely ANC, SACP, COSATU and SANCO, in solidarity with the downtrodden people of Swaziland.

2014-09-10 Legal Challenge to Swazi Terror Law
[Swazi Media]A legal challenge is to be made in Swaziland to declare the kingdom's Suppression of Terrorism Act (STA) unconstitutional.

2014-09-11 Ten-Man Warriors Draw With Swaziland
[Namibian]Winger Deon Hotto scored for a 10-man Brave Warriors in their 1-1 draw against Swaziland at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek on Wednesday night.

2014-09-10 Tough Assignment for Young Warriors
[Namibian]The Tafel Lager Brave Warriors face a tough assignment when they take on Swaziland in an international friendly encounter at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday night.

2014-09-10 Katjiukua Ready to Give All Against Swaziland
[Namibian]The Brave Warriors will give their best for the encounter against Swaziland in an international friendly match on Wednesday at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

2014-09-08 The SADC Wrap - Lesotho General Flees Into Mountains and Antananarivo Suffers a Plague of Locusts
[The Daily Vox]Each week award winning journalist KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you all the news that's worth knowing from across the SADC region. Here is this week's SADC wrap.

2014-09-08 Poison Victims Denied Treatment
[Swazi Media]Hospitals in Swaziland refused to treat poverty-stricken workers affected by poisonous fumes at a textile factory because they could not afford to pay.

2014-09-08 Petition - Demand the Release of Swazi Political Prisoners and Fight for a Democratic Swaziland
[MISA]On May Day this year, the President of the People's United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) Mario Masuku and youth leader Maxwell Dlamini were arrested on terrorism charges and could serve 15 years in prison if convicted. The trial was set to begin on September 4, 2014.

2014-09-08 'Poison Fumes Strike 500 Workers'
[Swazi Media]About 500 workers at a textile factory in Swaziland needed medical treatment after inhaling poisonous chemicals, according to the kingdom's trade union federation.

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