Swaziland Newswire (Page 5)

Swaziland Newswire (Page 5)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Swaziland. (Page 5)

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  1. Swaziland:Police Go After TV Licence DodgersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 22, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    A team of 26 police officers and 10 prosecutors in Swaziland is poised to force people to buy licences to watch the heavily-censored state-controlled television. TV Licence Consortium Project Manager Modicai Donga said inspections would be of residential and business premises.


  2. Swaziland:Senate President 'Banned' From ParliamentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    Swaziland's Senate President Gelane Zwane has been 'banned' from attending parliament for up to two years because she is a widow in mourning. Minister of Labour and Social Security Winnie Magagula has met a similar fate.


  3. Swaziland:U.S.$90-Million Oil Project SinksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    A E900 million oil contract that was awarded without being tendered has been cancelled by the Swaziland Government after more than four years. Kantey & Templer had been contracted to build a 'Strategic Oil Reserve' at Phuzumoya in the Lubombo region.


  4. Free Public Film Screening Of 'Liyana' Is MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | The Greenville Sun

    ... Feb. 12 at East Tennessee State University's Culp Auditorium. Pre-teen Liyana, who lives in a thatched hut in Swaziland, loses both parents to AIDS and decides to begin a sojourn across the small South African country - with only her bull sidekick ...


  5. Swaziland:Schools in ChaosRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    ... to high school. 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). ...


  6. Swaziland:Health Crisis - Blood Supplies Dry UpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    Swaziland's blood shortage crisis is continuing. It is one of a number of crises afflicting health in the kingdom.


  7. Swaziland:Govt Breaks Own Law On SpendingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    The Swazi Government ignores the law when spending nearly E10billion of public money buying goods and services, according to the Swaziland Public Procurement Regulatory Agency . SPPRA Acting Chief Executive Officer Musa Sikhondze said government did not stick to rules laid down in the Public Procurement Act of 2011 when it came to tendering.


  8. Exiled Swazi editor speaks outRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2018 | Mail & Guardian

    Zweli Martin Dlamini, editor of the now defunct Swaziland Shopping newspaper, fled the country after publishing a story about a powerful Swazi businessman. In mid-December, Zweli Martin Dlamini received a tip-off.


  9. Erykah Badu said something controversial? Have you met her?Read the original story

    Jan 25, 2018 | WAAY

    ... was assassinated in 1963. Badu was slammed by human rights activists after she performed at a birthday party for Swaziland King Mswati III, a ruler who had been declared a dictator by Amnesty International . Badu said she had no idea of the ...


  10. Swaziland:Swaziland Civil Liberties WorsenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    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.' The organisation said this in the Freedom in the World 2018 report just released.


  11. Swazi editor flees over story on King Mswati's 'shady dealings'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2018 | Iol.co.za

    Swazi editor Zweli Martin Dlamini has fled to South Africa after he received death threats, following a story he wrote about Swaziland's absolute monarch King Mswati III's alleged shady dealings in the telecommunications industry, the Source media outlet reported. Zweli, the editor of independent business newspaper, Swaziland Shopping, wrote and published an article last June about new telecommunications company Swazi Mobile, owned by King Mswati III and run by local businessman Victor Gamedze.


  12. Swaziland:Journalists 'Scared to Do Their Jobs'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    Journalists in Swaziland cannot do their jobs properly because they fear people in authority, a leading media academic in the kingdom said. Dr Maxwell Mthembu from the University of Swaziland said journalists were scared to report matters affecting the public and to hold government accountable; especially on decisions involving reckless spending and poor investments of the public funds, the Sunday Observer newspaper reported .


  13. Swaziland:U.S. Restores Swazi Trade BenefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | AllAfrica.com

    The United States has restored trade benefits for Swaziland that were withdrawn because of human rights violations, but there is still more work to be done. Swaziland, which is ruled by King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, lost assistance under the African Growth and Opportunity Act in January 2015 due to concerns over restrictions on the freedoms of peaceful assembly, association, and expression.


  14. Swaziland:8 in 10 Elderly Are in PovertyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2017 | AllAfrica.com

    More than 80 percent of women aged 60 and over and 70 percent of men in Swaziland live in poverty, according to a new report. This comes at a time when the Swazi Government has run out of money and cannot pay elderly grants to all people in that age group.


  15. Swaziland:Public Spending 'Out of Control' - Finance MinisterRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | AllAfrica.com

    Swaziland's public spending is so out of control the kingdom has to rely on income from a customs union to pay public service salaries, but it is not enough, Finance Minister Martin Dlamini told Parliament. The admission comes as hospitals go short of vital medicines, children go hungry at school and elderly peoples' pensions go unpaid.


  16. After Mugabe, could King Mswati be the next strongman to fall?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | Mail & Guardian

    King Mswati III of Swaziland, at the ripe age of 49, is a spring chicken in comparison to his fellow African autocrats. In the wake of Robert Mugabe's fall from grace, commentators are rushing to ask: Which long-term African leader is next in line to hit the dust? Yoweri Museveni, Uganda's leader for the past 31 years, crops up in discussion quite a lot.


  17. In the end, it will be about how much of her dubiously acquired wealth 'Gucci Grace' can keepRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | National Post

    ... Zimbabwe. The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Grace (left) and one of the wives of King Mswati III of Swaziland attend a ceremony at the State House in Harare on February 11, 2009. As delegates clapped and hooted, the first lady was ...


  18. Paradise Papers: Appleby records lift veil on rift among stakeholders in Africa mining projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2017 | The Indian Express

    Six years before his death in 2016, mining baron Anil Salgaocar partnered son-in-law Gautam Radia and Malaysian investor Shanmuga Rethenam to enter iron ore sector in Swaziland In 2010, six years before his death, mining baron Anil Salgaocar partnered son-in-law Gautam Radia and Malaysian investor Shanmuga Rethenam to enter iron ore mining in Swaziland, records of offshore legal firm Appleby show. For the Swaziland venture, Salgaocar set up Eltina Limited in the British Virgin Islands but it ran up huge losses within two years of its operation.


  19. The 41st World Hospital Congress Opens with 850 Delegates from 48 CountriesRead the original story

    Nov 9, 2017 | PR.com

    ... of Health and Welfare Mr. Shih-Chung Chen, Taiwan Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Franois, Chih-Chung Wu, Kingdom of Swaziland Ministry of Health Under Secretary Mr. Simon Kunene, and Dominican Republic Deputy Minister of Public Health and Social ...


  20. Swaziland:School 'Turns Poor Children Away'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2017 | AllAfrica.com

    ... cannot even afford to feed the children how much more shoe polish?' Poverty among schoolchildren is widespread in Swaziland. In September 2017, it was reported that poverty was forcing girls to drop out of school and become sex workers. The Times of ...