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2015-05-28 The Opportunity Behind Swaziland's Judicial Crisis
[HRW] A judicial crisis unfolding in Swaziland has laid open the rot at the heart of a country run by absolute monarch King Mswati III. But the crisis can also be an opportunity for change and for Swaziland's authorities - and its African neighbors - to demand courts that operate outside of the king's influence.

2015-05-28 Call to Boycott King's Soccer Cup
[Swazi Media] Swazi democrats are urging two of South Africa's premier soccer teams Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates not to take part in a football tournament to honour King Mswati III.

2015-05-27 Chief Justice's 'Abuse of Power' Inquiry Postponed
[Swazi Media] The inquiry into the alleged abuse of power of Swaziland's Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi opened on Monday (25 May 2015) and was postponed to allow him more time to prepare his defence.

2015-05-27 Dynamos Stars Join Young Warriors Camp Ahead of Swaziland Do or Die
[New Zimbabwe] DYNAMOS defender Blessing Moyo and goalkeeper Tatenda Mukuruva have joined the Young Warriors camp as Zimbabwe prepares for the sink or swim Under-23 African Championships second leg qualifier against Swaziland on Sunday.

2015-05-26 King Mswati Is Also Bogus Doctor
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini is not the only leader the kingdom to accept a bogus 'doctorate' - King Mswati III has one too.

2015-05-25 Human Rights - Zimbabwe - Thailand - Swaziland
[PR Newswire] Strasbourg, France -Parliament passed three resolutions on Thursday, calling for Zimbabwean human rights activist Itai Dzarana to be found immediately; the release of all political prisoners in Swaziland; protection for Rohingya asylum seekers and action against human trafficking in Thailand.

2015-05-25 "I Could Have Died At Any Moment"
[Fahamu] New documentary profiles the political struggles of a young political activist in Swaziland.

2015-05-25 'Judiciary Can Make Positive Contribution to Press Freedom', Says Dr Fidelis Kanyongolo
[MISA-Swaziland] Mbabane -"In the defamation laws of most countries, a court will not find a person or organisation that is sued for defamation liable if he, she or it proves that the alleged defamation was true in fact."

2015-05-25 Young Warriors Misfire
[The Herald] IT just keeps getting worse for Zimbabwe football.

2015-05-23 Pasuwa Hopes for Bernard Return Against Swaziland
[New Zimbabwe] YOUNG Warriors coach Kalisto Pasuwa is hoping to get regular goalkeeper Donovan Bernard in time for Sunday's Under 23 Championship qualifier first round, first leg against Swaziland set for Rufaro Stadium.

2015-05-22 Free Political Prisoners - Euro MPs
[Swazi Media] The European Parliament has voted for the release of all political prisoners in Swaziland.

2015-05-21 Unions Call to End Swazi Repression
[Swazi Media] An international delegation of union leaders traveling in Swaziland is calling on the government to guarantee the rights of workers to freely form unions and exercise freedom of speech and assembly, and says repressive legislation used by police against union activities still has not been addressed by Parliament, even as the government continues to imprison human rights activists for exercising their right to freedom of speech, writes Tula Connell at Solidarity Center.

2015-05-21 Cosafa Cup 2015 - Day 4 Wrap/Day 5 Preview
[Cosafa] Madagascar and Swaziland will be involved in a showdown for top spot in Group B at the COSAFA Cup 2015 after both sides made it two wins from two in the latest round of action on Wednesday.

2015-05-21 Swazi King Snubs His Own University
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's King Mswati III has once again shown his contempt for his own kingdom and the university he heads by sending his own children to be educated abroad.

2015-05-19 Swazis Win Over Tanzania, Malagasy Over Basotho at Cosafa Cup
[Cosafa] Madagascar moved to the top of their COSAFA Cup 2015 Group B after the first round of matches in the pool were played at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Monday.

2015-05-20 Nooij Unhappy With Missed Chances
[Daily News] Senior national soccer team, Taifa Stars, head coach Mart Nooij has bemoaned his side's lack of cutting edge after an opening 1-0 defeat to Swaziland in their opening Cosafa Cup fixture on Monday night.

2015-05-19 COSAFA Cup: Swazi, Madagascar win
[CAJ News] Rustenburg -Madagascar have moved to the top of the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Cup Group B following the first round of matches in the group played at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.

2015-05-19 Pasuwa Readies for Swaziland Show Down
[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Under-23 soccer team players started trooping into camp Monday with two foreign based players expected to link up with team mates ahead of an African Championship qualifier against Swaziland in Harare on Sunday.

2015-05-18 King's Airport Lacks Disaster Plan
[Swazi Media] News that the SADC Aviation Safety Organisation (SASO), which is responsible for overseeing all safety precautions in the aviation industry, is moving its operations to Swaziland should raise eyebrows because the kingdom itself has no safety plan in operation should a plane crash at the King Mswati III Airport.

2015-05-18 Impounded King's Jet Finally Released
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III of Swaziland's private luxury jet, impounded by a court in Canada in a dispute over alleged unpaid debts, has been released after the Swazi Government paid US$3.5 million as a financial guarantee for the King.

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