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While the Swaziland goalkeeper was amongst the busiest customers on the field of play, his counterpart Charles Thom had an easy afternoon, making just one crucial save throughout the match. Coach for the Malawi U-20 Meke Mwase lamented the missed opportunities but was quick to point out that the ...
Swaziland's Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini has hinted his government might try to restrict access to social media. He told Senators there was nothing police could do 'at the moment' about posts on sites such as Facebook. The Prime Minister and his government have a long history of threatening social ...

LILONGWE0-(MaraviPost)-Malawi under-20 national football team step onto the natural grass of Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe with one mission of claiming victory when facing Swaziland in the first-leg of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers Saturday afternoon. The Junior Flames will travel to Swaziland ...
A campaign has started in Swaziland called 'Don't kill us, we are human beings too' to raise awareness about people with albinism. People in Swaziland with the skin condition live in fear of their lives as some traditional healers, witchdoctors and others use their body parts in spells to bring good luck.
The Swaziland Attorney-General's announcement that the conflict within the three arms of government in the kingdom is 'normal' and there cannot be a separation of powers between them is irrelevant because all power rests with the absolute monarch, King Mswati III. The political structure in Swaziland ...
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will visit one of the island's oldest and most reliable diplomatic allies next month, amid growing pressure from China to whittle away the number of countries with which Taiwan has formal ties. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. President Tsai is expected in the ...

We pay for the licence not because of a misplaced belief that Swazi TV is really a public broadcaster but because with the licence we will be able to watch other programmes in other TV stations that are meaningful to us and news that is not as slanted as we suffer from Swazi TV. I watch South African ...
The Swaziland Government spent E29 million (US$2.4 million) buying a fleet of top-of-the-range BMW cars and motorbikes for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in 2016 that have been left unused ever since. Member of Parliament Jan Sithole told the House of Assembly on ...
Swaziland's Supreme Court has reinstated an appeal from the government against a High Court ruling that parts of the Suppression of Terrorism Act and the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act are unconstitutional. It had been tabled for October 2017 but the government's representatives did not attend.
One of the newspapers of autocratic Swaziland King Mswati III is pressing for action for the kingdom to claim large parts of South Africa, including the capital Pretoria, for the Swazi people. The Sunday Observer said (4 March 2018) 'some Swazis' believed now was the right time to reclaim land 'lost' to South ...
JOHANNESBURG – Swaziland's acting auditor general, Muziwandile Dlamini, says huge sums of government money are unaccounted for. Dlamini's report for the financial year ended March 31, 2017 lists a litany of problems uncovered in the accounting records of the government with the blame pointing to ...
Teaching in primary schools across Swaziland is grinding to a halt and some salaries have not been paid because government has not released funds. Some schools are unable to buy food for children. The Swazi Government is refusing to release money because many children do not have personal ...
“International organisations such as the European Union and Commonwealth routinely declare that Swaziland's elections are not free and fair because parties are banned from taking part,” said Rooney. “After the last election in 2013, the Commonwealth Observer Mission and African Union separately ...
A schoolteacher in Swaziland is being hounded out of her job because parents think she is a lesbian and a danger to their children. It highlights the prejudice members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in the kingdom face in their daily lives. The Swazi News ...
A 19-year-old woman in Swaziland was arrested by police in her hospital bed after being admitted for attempting an abortion. The case highlights the difficulties women face in the kingdom where abortion is illegal in almost all circumstances. Performing, receiving or participating in an abortion carries a ...
Swaziland is among 40 countries that need to at least double their current rate of progress to meet the neonatal mortality target by 2030 or risk losing ten million children, a new report warns.Swaziland and the countries in question must meet the target between 2018 and 2030, according to the UNICEF ...
Swaziland's Ministry of Education and Training over the weekend announced plans to install gadgets in schools to monitor teacher absenteeism, APA can report on Sunday.The gadgets, known as the Smart Schools System (3S), will be installed in six schools during the pilot phase, a measure which is ...

MBABANE - Samuel Magagula, Swaziland's health ministry director, has confirmed that the kingdom has recalled contaminated South African meat products from the shelves of its supermarkets. "An official announcement from the Ministry of Agriculture is expected at 2pm this afternoon," Magagula told the ...
He said it would be directed to the fight against lung cancer which has emerged of one of the many forms of the disease that are now taking the lead in causing deaths among adults in Swaziland. The health official said evidence that cancer was now a leading cause of death was that about 60 percent of the ...
Swaziland's economy is in disarray and the kingdom continues to fail to raise enough money to pay for its spending, the national budget reveals. All government job recruiting will be frozen, Value Added Tax will go up by 1 percent to 15 percent and there is a plan to try to impose VAT on electricity tariffs for ...
Political parties in Swaziland are to go to court to force King Mswati III's regime to allow them freedom of assembly and to take part in the national election due later in 2018. King Mswati rules Swaziland as sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch. At present political parties advocating democracy in the ...
We must be loyal to the principles and laws that govern a growing nation; wisdom, truth, justice, judgement and equity. This must begin at family level to national level. As we all embrace truth, honesty, justice and equity, Swaziland will surely begin to take on the First World status and the standard of living ...
Three drivers have appeared in court in Swaziland on charges relating to the deaths of 13 people, mostly children aged 11 to 16, who were being transported on the back of a truck that crashed going to the Reed Dance in 2015. Charges range from negligent driving to culpable homicide. But, nobody who ...
Swaziland's Industrial Court has told the government to negotiate with doctors and health workers in a dispute over cuts in on-call and call-out allowances. The Court dismissed an application from the doctors and health workers to strike down a directive from government that would cut incomes by up to 50 ...
A university in Swaziland has suspended student leaders for 'misconduct' for organising a protest over fees, allowances and poor facilities. And, all first-year students at the campus in Manzini have been sent home indefinitely following continued class boycotts. It happened at the Southern Africa Nazarene ...
MBABANE - After several announcements in the past two years about efforts FNB has been making to improve overall service levels in specifically addressing long queues in its branches, FNB CEO Dennis Mbingo has confirmed that the bank has officially commissioned it's new automated deposit tellers ...
In a statement (14 February 2018), the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) said, 'The National Executive Committee noted two upcoming national events in the terms of double celebration (50/50 celebration) and National Elections as projects that has been historically synonymous with corruption ...
Zwane and others used their freedom at Roma University in Lesotho to mobilise Swazi students to form the Swaziland Students Union which championed the political awareness for students at the time. He was joined by the likes of Arthur Khoza, Joe Nxumalo waMgqobeya, Jamee Nxumalo and Lydia ...
The University of Swaziland's Kwaluseni and Luyengo Campuses are closed. So is the William Pitcher Teacher Training ... What became of the billions of Emalangeni that the Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) was boasting about while its workers were on strike? Management rewarded itself for a job ...
“Swaziland's credit weaknesses include its relatively small economy and ongoing government liquidity pressures. The sovereign has been experiencing low real GDP growth levels in recent years in line with the regional slowdown in growth,” said Zuzana Brixiova, a Moody's Vice President -- Senior Analyst ...
Did President Jacob Zuma jet off to Swaziland on Thursday night‚ as speculation about his future continues to swirl? Zuma's spokesman has rubbished the claim‚ made in a tweet by @Pasco_e. Posted at 6.34pm on Thursday and containing two pics of Zuma shaking hands with officials while a military ...
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has not paid fees to about half the 650 primary schools in Swaziland. The Times of Swaziland reported money was being withheld because pupils did not have personal identification numbers (PINs). The Ministry said to avoid audit queries, it had to pay fees against a ...
There's quite a distance between Halifax and Swaziland, but that hasn't stopped Yorkshire-based insurance software provider SSP from making a ... The Swaziland Royal Insurance Corporation (SRIC) has chosen the firm to provide its digital platform – covering processes from claims management to policy ...
A family is mourning the death of their relative who allegedly died in the hands of bucopho (chiefdom councillor) and three other men at Emfeni. Emfeni is an area situated under Maphalaleni Constituency. Bucopho is an elected person who forms part of the constituency team during the national elections.
Police in Swaziland have not denied a newspaper report that they fired live ammunition during a student protest. Students from Swaziland Christian University were protesting about delays in receiving allowances and problems over graduation. Students marched in protest on Wednesday (31 January ...
The organisation empowers Swaziland's most vulnerable youth so they may achieve their fullest potential through life-support grants, health care, HIV education, prevention and care programmes, educational support as well as gender and economic empowerment programmes. At the time, the girl had ...
The Swazi Government ignores the law when spending nearly E10billion (US$840million) of public money buying goods and services, according to the Swaziland Public Procurement Regulatory Agency (SPPRA). SPPRA Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Musa Sikhondze said government did not stick ...
In mid-December, Zweli Martin Dlamini received a tip-off. As a professional private investigator and editor of the independent business newspaper Swaziland Shopping, he receives plenty of them — usually about politicians taking bribes, shady tender deals or the hidden hand of the monarchy in Swazi ...
MBABANE – Investigations into the death of businessman Victor Gamedze continue to intensify as a top lawyer is said to have recorded a statement with the police on his knowledge about the murder of the football administrator. It should be noted that the attorney is not a suspect in the matter but was ...
Civil liberties in Swaziland have deteriorated in the past year, a leading global freedom group has reported. Freedom House reported, 'Swaziland's civil liberties rating declined from five to six due to increased government infringements on religious freedom and freedom of private discussion.'.
MBABANE – What was meant to be a weekend of fun and strategic planning for the new year for Swazi TV journalists ended in a damp squib. The national television station's journalists had already prepared to travel to the southern town of Nhlangano where the retreat was to be held, when they were ...
I have taken this opportunity to look at what is expected in Swaziland countrywide this year. I have found some relevance in that indeed this is a year of double celebrations and the Jubilee called 50/50 celebrations, where His Majesty the King is turning 50 and the country is turning 50 since independence ...
Swaziland's economy is in free fall and the infrastructure of the kingdom ruled by King Mswati III as sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch is crumbling. Government bills go unpaid and the health service is near collapse. There is no money to pay state pensions to those who reach the eligible age of 60 ...
CHAPUNGU United technical advisor Rodwell Dhlakama has resurfaced in Swaziland where he is technically assisting his former side Manzini Sundowns for two weeks. The former national Under-17 team coach arrived in Swaziland on Monday for a social visit, but quickly hooked up with his former boss ...
According to the Source, the editor stated in his article that the pair had forced Swaziland's government to sideline rival government parastatal company SPTC from competing with Swazi Mobile – a new company that the king and Gamedze as well as other high ranking officials, including Prime Minister ...
This should no longer be a challenge as the Baphalali Swaziland Red Cross Society has a programme that finds relatives or missing persons at no charge. Just last ... closed 15 cases where some families were reunited while others got closure after learning that their relatives had passed on in Swaziland.
MANZINI – A police officer died a hero as he executed his duties even in the face of death. This was the sentiment of witnesses of an accident that claimed the lives of two police officers yesterday. The accident happened at Nazarene Traffic lights when a water tanker truck driven by one of the officers ...
HARARE - Chapungu technical director Rodwell Dhlakama is reported to be back in Swaziland where he has taken up a similar role with Manzini Sundowns. In Swaziland, Dhlakama will be working closely with the Sundowns head coach Musa Manyatsi as they bid to help the club climb up the Premier ...
TOP comedian Clive Chigubu has opened his 2018 calendar on a high note as he is heading for Swaziland to perform at the international comedy club, ... Chigubu told NewsDay yesterday that he was delighted to be going back to the country after his debut performance at the Swaziland International ...
In 2017 levels of high fatality violence in Africa were significantly lower than during the immediate post-Cold War period. This trend has occurred in spite of the recent increases in terrorist associated fatalities in key countries such as Nigeria and Somalia. Even terrorist fatalities have declined since 2015.


 

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