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  1. Photos of the Day: Sept. 1, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Seattle Times

    ... made available on August 31, 2015 shows Swazi maidens as they deliver their reeds that they cut to the King Mswati III of Swaziland at the Ludzidzini Royal Village during the annual Reed Dance ceremony, Manzini, Swaziland, August 30, 2015. The Reed ...

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  2. Mike Huckabee equates Planned Parenthood with ISIS: Mike Huckabee in the newsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Cleveland.com

    Today's Mike Huckabee news: In Decorah, Iowa on Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee "equated the terrorist actions of the Islamic State to what he described as the immorality of Planned Parenthood and abortion." After talking about ISIS, he said, "let us not be too smug in this country.

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  3. President Zuma sends condolences to the Kingdom of Swaziland following the road accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | MBendi

    has conveyed a message of condolences to His Majesty King Mswati III, the Government and people of the Kingdom of 'The South African Government sends its deepest sympathy and condolences to the Government and the people of the Kingdom of following ...

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  4. .com | Zim farm workers living under appalling conditions - reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    Thousands of young women are preparing to sing and dance in front of Swaziland's King Mswati III to honour Africa's last absolute monarchy. Masvingo Zimbabwean farm workers in the Masvingo province say they have been working and living under appalling conditions ever since government seized land from white farmers about 15 years ago, a report says.

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  5. .com | Zim govt to lay off thousands of workers - reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    Thousands of young women are preparing to sing and dance in front of Swaziland's King Mswati III to honour Africa's last absolute monarchy. Harare The Zimbabwean government is reportedly set to fire thousands of civil servants as it seeks to reduce its wage bill.

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  6. Swaziland: 'Cover-Up On Swazi Reed Dance Deaths'Read the original story

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    The annual reed dance - where young women gather from across the country to pay homage to the queen mother - could be seen as an example of "girl power" . There is deep suspicion in Swaziland that King Mswati III's regime is not telling the truth about the number of deaths in the Reed Dance road smash on Friday .

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  7. .com | Thousands of young women to dance for Swazi kingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | News24

    Thousands of young women were Monday preparing to sing and dance in front of Swaziland's King Mswati III to honour Africa's last absolute monarchy. The annual ceremony is known as Umhlanga or "reed dance", because the dancers carry reeds used in building the fence around the royal compound.

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  8. Swaziland 'Reed Dance' festival continues despite calls to mourn dead girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Manawatu Evening Standard

    ... virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. Thousands of young women and girls danced and sang before their king in ...

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  9. Over 100 killed on SA, Swazi roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    ... over the exact number of girls who died while being transported to the annual dance, during which Swazi King Mswati III chooses a new wife. Yesterday, the official government newspaper, the Times of Swaziland, and police set the number of dead at ...

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  10. Swaziland: Dozens of Festival-Goers Killed in Swaziland Truck CrashRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    ... royal residence. The eight-day festival is a tradition in the tiny mountainous southern African country. King Mswati III has sometimes chosen a new wife at the ceremony, which involves bare-breasted young Swazi women singing and dancing in beaded ...

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  11. Swaziland: Call to Cancel Reed Dance After DeathsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

    A rights organisation in Swaziland has called on King Mswati III to cancel the Reed Dance due to take place on Sunday and Monday out of respect for the dozens of girls and young women who were reportedly killed in a truck accident on the way to the celebration. The Swaziland Solidarity Network , which is banned in the kingdom where King Mswati rules as sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, made the call in a statement after it was reported at least 38 people were killed in a crash along the Mbabane to Manzini highway.

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  12. Swazi revises reed dance crash tollRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    ... past involved bare-breasted young Swazi women dancing and singing in beaded mini-skirts to catch the eye of King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch. Thousands of young women descend on the royal residence from all over the nation every year, ...

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  13. Dozens of virgins killed on the way to king's danceRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Age

    ... festival where the King of Swaziland is known to pick a new bride from thousands of topless virgins. King Mswati III is refusing to buckle to pressure to cancel the annual eight-day reed dance ceremony after at least 30 young Swazi women died. It is ...

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  14. Swaziland: Festival continues despite calls to mourn dancersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | HeraldNet

    ... watched as the young women and girls swayed while singing traditional songs, said witnesses. Swaziland's King Mswati III also joined the dancing, as Ghana's Ashanti king watched from the stands. Young women from neighboring South Africa also joined ...

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  15. Driver charged with negligence in Swaziland crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    ... dance, usually bare breasted, and bring reeds to reinforce the windbreak around the royal residence. Often King Mswati III chooses a young woman to become one of his wives. Swaziland is polygamous and the king has more than a dozen wives. In respect ...

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  16. Swazi driver arrested in death of 65 young women, girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | UPI

    ... landlocked, Connecticut-sized kingdom has some 1.2 million citizens and is Africa's last absolute monarchy. King Mswati III rejected calls to cancel the festivities after the deadly crash.

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  17. 13 killed in crash on way to Swaziland beauty pageant: policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The China Post

    ... traditional Reed Dance, activists said. The Reed Dance, due to be held Monday, is a beauty pageant at which King Mswati III can choose a new wife. Tens of thousands of young virgins dance before the polygamist king, who can select one of them as a ...

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  18. Swazi police confirm 13 die in crash en route to royal ceremonyRead the original story

    Sunday | Reuters

    ... past involved bare-breasted young Swazi women dancing and singing in beaded mini-skirts to catch the eye of King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch. Thousands of young women descend on the royal residence from all over the nation every year, ...

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  19. 13 die in crash on way to Swaziland beauty pageantRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Peninsula

    ... traditional Reed Dance, activists said. The Reed Dance, due to be held Monday, is a beauty pageant at which King Mswati III can choose a new wife. Tens of thousands of young virgins dance before the polygamist king, who can select one of them as a ...

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  20. 38 young women killed in Africa truck collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | DNA India

    ... the royal residence, a government website said. Swaziland is Africa's last absolute monarchy, ruled by King Mswati III since 1986. Swaziland held parliamentary elections in 2013, but many international observers say the electoral process is ...

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