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Your ‘Rabidly Intolerant Regime Is a Dismal Failure’, Swazi’s King Mswati III Told

Your ‘Rabidly Intolerant Regime Is a Dismal Failure’, Swazi’s King Mswati III Told

Civil society groups have demanded that Swaziland’s absolute monarch repeal a 44 year decree banning political parties. The decree which was passed in 1973 by the father to the current King Mswati III, “outlawed political parties, dissolved parliament and placed legislative, executive and judicial powers in the hands of the king”. In a joint memorandum,the […]

Protest Threatened at Entry Points Over ‘Rabidly Intolerant’ Mswati Regime

Protest Threatened at Entry Points Over ‘Rabidly Intolerant’ Mswati Regime

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. In an interview with News24, Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) spokesperson Lucky Lukhele said the protest was set for April […]

Swazi King Mswati III’s Role in Schools Chaos Ignored

Swazi King Mswati III’s Role in Schools Chaos Ignored

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. And, Swazi Government ministers and the media in the kingdom are rewriting history to erase the King’s part in the chaos. In February 2014, in a speech opening Parliament […]

King Mswati III’s Bogus Claim On Democracy in Swazi Kingdom

King Mswati III’s Bogus Claim On Democracy in Swazi Kingdom

A campaign of misinformation has begun in Swaziland to convince people that it is a democratic kingdom when it is not. King Mswati III, who rules as sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, has urged people to vote at next year’s national election to pick their own leader. The King’s message was delivered by Chief Gija […]

Hunger Forces Schools to Close Early in Swaziland

Hunger Forces Schools to Close Early in Swaziland

Teachers across Swaziland are reporting that schools are forced to close early because there is no food to feed children. Zwelithini Mndzebele, General Secretary of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), told local media the union had a number of reports that some schools had broken early each day because of food shortages. Mndzebele […]

250,000 Swazi Still Need Food Aid

At the same time that King Mswati III told his subjects that Swaziland had been saved from the drought because people believed in God, the World Food Program reported 250,000 Swazi people would need assistance with food until at least March 2017. In a sermon, delivered on 28 January 2017, King Mswati declared the drought […]

African Exchanges Should Focus on Smaller Businesses

African Exchanges Should Focus on Smaller Businesses

The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have channeled capital to the continent as they began to realise the true potential it holds, but like most emerging market regions, Africa is no longer the ‘flavour of the month’. Yet […]

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A Cure For AIDS? New Drug Gammora Is ‘The Death Of HIV Cells,’ Israel Doctor Says

A new drug could soon lead to a cure for AIDS, according to evidence gleaned from recent experiments in Israel. The drug, which is named Gammora, has been effectively killing high amounts of the cells that cause the debilitating disease that breaks down the body’s immune system, the Jewish Press reported Tuesday. Gammora was credited […]

Swaziland Nurses Threaten to Strike Next Week

Swaziland Nurses Threaten to Strike Next Week

Nurses in Swaziland are threatening to embark on an indefinite strike next week after the government in Mbabane failed to meet their demands for better working conditions. Last week, leaders of the Swaziland Nurses Association presented a petition to Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini’s office demanding better working conditions. They also issued an ultimatum that […]

Swazi Game Rangers ‘Shoot to Kill’

Swazi Game Rangers ‘Shoot to Kill’

People are being shot and killed in Swaziland because they are suspected of poaching and game rangers are immune from prosecution, a United Nations review on human rights has been told. The Swaziland Coalition of Concerned Civic Organisations (SCCCO) reported, ‘There are numerous of cases where citizens are shot and killed by game rangers for […]

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