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2016-09-27 Swazi Terror Decision to Be Appealed
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Attorney General Majahenkhaba Dlamini is to appeal the High Court ruling that sections of the Suppression of Terrorism Act and the Sedition and Subversive Act are unconstitutional.

2016-09-26 Boy, 16, Held in Solitary Confinement
[Swazi Media] A 16-year-old boy in Swaziland has been kept in solitary confinement for five months, although he has not been sentenced for a crime.

2016-09-26 Swaziland Should Implement Past Universal Periodic Review
[HRW] The Swazi government has made little progress implementing the recommendations it accepted during its last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2011. There has been no progress on essential rights reforms that Swaziland rejected during the 2011 UPR review. These include: removal of all legislative and practical restrictions on fundamental civil and political rights, in particular those related to freedom of association and expression to allow the registration and operation of political parties; permitting gr

2016-09-20 Court Strikes Down Security Laws
[SALC] On 16 September 2016, the High Court in Swaziland declared a number of provisions in the Sedition and Subversive Activities and Suppression of Terrorism Acts invalid.

2016-09-19 Court - Terror Act Unconstitutional
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's High Court has ruled that sections of the Suppression of Terrorism Act and the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act are unconstitutional.

2016-09-19 William, 82, Challenges the King
[Swazi Media] Not many Swazis dare to criticize Swaziland's absolute monarch openly, but 82-year-old William Mkhaliphi did, to the monarch's face, last month. In response to this, he now suddenly faces charges under that Public Order Act and for theft, writes Kenworthy News Media.

2016-09-19 'Undercover Cops Infiltrate Mosque'
[Swazi Media] Muslims in Swaziland say undercover police are infiltrating their mosques to attend Friday prayers.

2016-09-19 Police 'Brutally Assualt' Workers
[Swazi Media] Striking plantation workers in Swaziland were 'brutally assaulted' by police, a local newspaper has reported.

2016-09-16 Police Fire Rubber Bullets On Strikers
[Swazi Media] Riot police in Swaziland are under fire for using rubber bullets and teargas against striking workers. A strike at Swaziland Plantation has entered its second month amid clashes between police and workers.

2016-09-14 Uniswa Students Sleep in Storerooms
[Swazi Media] Students at the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) are being forced to sleep in poorly ventilated storerooms as an accommodation crisis grows.

2016-09-13 The Hungry Defy Christian Leaders
[Swazi Media] Hungry people in Swaziland defied Christian leaders and attended a Muslim ceremony, because free meat was being given away.

2016-09-12 First Reed Handed Over At Annual Reed Dance
[News24Wire] Princess Nomcebo has handed over the first reed to her father, King Goodwill Zwelithini, at the Enyokeni Royal Palace in Nongoma during the annual Umkhosi woMhlanga Reed Dance.

2016-09-12 Day 2 of Reed Dance Gets Under Way
[News24Wire] Thousands of maidens from all over the country were expected to gather for the second day of the 32nd annual Umkhosi woMhlanga Reed Dance, at the Enyokeni Roayal Palace in Nongomo, on Saturday.

2016-09-09 'Blame King for Problems' - Dube
[Swazi Media] Swazi criticism of government at 'people's parliament' is misplaced

2016-09-05 Botswana Opposition Rejects King
[Swazi Media] The main opposition political party in Botswana has rejected King Mswati III's appointment as Chair of SADC because of the restriction on democracy in Swaziland.

2016-09-05 President Jacob Zuma Concludes His Working Visit to Swaziland
[SA Govt] President Jacob Zuma has tonight, 31 August 2016, concluded his working visit to the Kingdom of Swaziland, where he attended the 36th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government held under the theme: "Resource Mobilisation for Investment in Sustainable Energy Infrastructure for an Inclusive SADC Industrialisation and for the Prosperity of the Region".

2016-09-05 Dispute Over Reed Dance Safety
[Swazi Media] Organisers have said 98,000 'maidens' were transported in 80 buses to attend Swaziland's Reed Dance where they would dance half-naked in front of King Mswati III. But newspapers and social media have disputed the figure.

2016-09-05 Police Fire Shots At Workers' Strike
[Swazi Media] Riot police in Swaziland fired shots over the heads of striking workers who were protesting for an increase in pay of the equivalent of 35 US cents per hour.

2016-09-05 Malawi End Swazi Dream
[CAF] Dominant but largely sloppy and wasteful Malawi's Flames ended their campaign on a high following a 1-0 home win that shattered Swaziland's faint qualifying dream in Blantyre on Sunday.

2016-09-05 Malawi End Swaziland's Africa Nations Cup Dream
[Nyasa Times] Malawi gifted Zimbabwe a place in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon)finals after they defeated Swaziland at home 1-0 in the final day of the qualifiers as Nswazirimo Ramadhan kicked off his job as Malawi caretaker coach with a victory.

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