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News on Swaziland continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

Wednesday Jul 9 | The China Post

MND denies China spied on minister with wiretap

The Ministry of National Defense has flatly denied a Wednesday media report that Defense Minister Yen Ming's cellphone was tapped by China during his visit to Africa earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Ma Ying-jeou, Mswati Iii

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Amnesty International USA

Swaziland authorities must release prisoners of conscience

Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and Bhekithemba Makhubu, editor of Swaziland's monthly news magazine The Nation, were arrested in March after Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi issued defective arrest warrants in response to two articles that raised concerns about judicial independence and integrity in Swaziland.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Activism

Mon Jul 07, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Sugar Strikers Win Pay Increase

Striking workers at Swaziland's Ubombo Sugar Company have won a 10 percent pay increase , despite suffering intimidation by the Swazi Army and state security forces.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Police Clash With Sugar Strikers

Workers at Ubombo Sugar have been on strike for more than three weeks for more pay.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Fibre2Fashion

Swaziland loses AGOA benefits from January 1, 2015

Swaziland, located in southern part of Africa, has been excluded from the list of countries eligible to get benefit under the African Growth and Opportunity Act of the US Government, with effect from January 1, 2015, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has announced through a press release.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

News24

US removes Swaziland from AGOA

The ruling Namibian party has reportedly described the country's soon- to-be-launched NEFF opposition party as a hopeless bunch of disgruntled individuals who are imitating the EFF.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Mswati Iii

Thu Jun 26, 2014

The White House

Presidential Proclamation -- AGOA

Thus, pursuant to section 506A of the 1974 Act ), I terminated the designation of Madagascar as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A of the 1974 Act.

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Wed Jun 25, 2014

The China Post

Taipei International Food Show off to a good start

The 2014 five-in-one Taipei International Food Show kicked off yesterday, featuring food products from around the globe as well as different food processing equipment.

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Fri Jun 20, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Swaziland jails and tries 2 government critics

A jailed opponent of Swaziland's government wore the traditional animal skin garb of a Zulu warrior and invoked Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr. in a courtroom speech in the landlocked African kingdom, which has largely sidestepped currents of political change elsewhere in the world.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mswati Iii, Prison

The Wichita Eagle

Swaziland jails and tries 2 government critics

In this photo taken Wednesday, June 4, 2014, lawyer Thulani Maseko, appears in court in the traditional animal skin garb of a Zulu warrior, in Mbabane, Swaziland.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mswati Iii

News9 Oklahoma City

Swaziland jails and tries 2 government critics

A highly anticipated report into how police and prosecutors handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case will be released early next week, Pennsylvania's attorney general said Friday.

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Tue Jun 17, 2014

IRIN

Swaziland braces itself for AGOA exit

The threat of Swaziland being suspended from a US preferential trade agreement for poor progress in meeting democratic norms is threatening the livelihoods of tens of thousands of worker in a country where unemployment is already above 40 percent.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Mswati Iii

Mon Jun 16, 2014

Iol.co.za

Swaziland grants R80m hotel tender

The Swaziland government has granted a R80 million tender to Inyatsi Construction to do earthworks preparations for a luxury hotel and convention centre complex at the Mbabane suburb of Ezulwini.

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Related Topix: Travel, World News, Africa Travel, Africa, Swaziland Travel, Mswati Iii

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