Security Forces 'Not Under Control'
[Swazi Media] Security forces in Swaziland are not kept under proper control, a new report on human rights in the kingdom has revealed. And, about 35 percent of the entire Swazi Government workforce was assigned to security-related functions.
Protest Threatened at Entry Points Over 'Rabidly Intolerant' Mswati Regime
[News24Wire] A civil society group has threatened to stage a go slow protest at Swaziland's entry points to put pressure on King Mswati III to end what they say is a "rabidly intolerant regime" in that country.
Swazi Group Slams SADC Over 'Inaction, Failure' in 'Ensuring Democracy'
[News24Wire] A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region.
Your 'Rabidly Intolerant Regime Is a Dismal Failure', King Mswati III Told
[News24Wire] Civil society groups have demanded that Swaziland's absolute monarch repeal a 44 year decree banning political parties.
Swazi PM Overturns Budget Vote
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's unelected Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini has forced members of the Swazi Parliament to overturn their decision to reject the national budget.
Massive 'Security' Spending
[Swazi Media] If Swaziland's contested budget is allowed to go through, the kingdom, ruled by King Mswati III, as an absolute monarch, will increase its spending on security this year and extra money will go to the police to improve 'crowd management services'.
Christianity-Only Rule Starts at Schools
[Swazi Media] Taxpayers of all religions in Swaziland will have to help foot a E20 million ($US1.5m) bill to fund the new edict that only Christianity may be taught in schools.
Swazi Police Block Workers' Protest
[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland blocked a workers' protest against poor labour conditions in the kingdom.
Terror Act Changes Stall At Senate
[Swazi Media] The promised amendments to the Swaziland's Suppression of Terrorism Act have been shelved by the kingdom's Senate - again.
Confusion Over Language Ruling
[Swazi Media] Private as well as public schools in Swaziland are to be forced to conduct lessons in siSwati, the mother tongue of Swazi people, and applicants to universities and tertiary colleges will be made to take an application test in the language.
Swazi Activist Forgotten in Jail
[Swazi Media] Where is the campaign and help for the appeal of Swazi activist Zonke Dlamini, who was tortured and sentenced to 15 years under repressive terror laws three years ago, asks his co-accused, Bheki Dlamini, who was released without charge? Writes Kenworthy News Media.
Judges Appointed Unconstitutionally
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the autocratic ruler of Swaziland, appointed seven judges to the Supreme Court in contravention of the kingdom's Constitution, Amnesty International has reported.
King's Role in Schools Chaos Ignored
[Swazi Media] A command made by Swaziland's autocratic King Mswati III that schools must not charge parents top-up fees is about to be overturned following years of confusion.