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Introducing Swaziland’s Most Prominent Poetry Movement

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:56:47 +0000

Sabelo Mkhabela blogs about Swaziland's growing poetry movement: Swazi poet and visionary Themba Mavuso speaks with a humble, unrehearsed tone. He looks nothing like a poet – his hair is neatly combed and he spots a corporate office-ready white shirt and black chinos. Adding street to his attire is a...



Video: Imprisoned Swazi Lawyer Speaks Through Human Rights Activists

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:52:57 +0000

#swazijustice is a campaign calling for the release of Bheki Makhubu, editor of the Nation magazine and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer, who were jailed in Swaziland for two years for writing an article critical of the judiciary in the country. The two were arrested on 17 March, 2014...



Live Tweets of Trial of Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist in Swaziland

Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:24:40 +0000

MISA-Swaziland is live tweeting the the trial of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist Bheki Makhubu for contempt of court in Swaziland. The two were arrested on 17 March 2014. Written by Ndesanjo Macha · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Former Activist for Banned Political Party in Swaziland Jailed for Bombings

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 05:53:49 +0000

Thantaza Silolo, a former member of banned socialist opposition party in Swaziland, the People's United Democratic Front (PUDEMO), was sentenced to 65 years in jail after confessing to a spree of petrol bomb attacks in 11 locations throughout the country. He was on the run for three years before surrendering himself to police under what some call suspicious circumstances.



Swaziland: The Princess show-stopper ‘virginity dance’

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 18:07:11 +0000

Welcome DLAMINI writes about ‘virginity dance’ in a post published on swazilive.com: Her Royal Highness Princess Sikhanyiso performed her show-stopper ‘virginity dance’ under floodlights yesterday as the 2012 Reed Dance Ceremony progressed into the twilight Written by Abdoulaye Bah · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Africa: Calls for Transparency Over Marked Increase in Land Deals

Wed, 02 May 2012 11:25:59 +0000

Almost 5% of Africa's agricultural land has been bought or leased by investors since 2000. Observers are increasingly worried about the fact that such land deals usually take place in the world poorest countries and how they impact its most vulnerable population, the farmers.


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Swaziland: King Demands Cows From the Poor

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:57:49 +0000

Multimillionaire King Mswati of Swaziland demands cows from the poor: “King Mswati III of Swaziland’s demand that his impoverished subjects supply him with cattle to slaughter for his birthday party has been met with anger and scorn. The king is estimated to have a personal fortune of US$200 million while...



Swaziland: New Union Wants Democracy

Sat, 10 Mar 2012 11:44:37 +0000

Tthe newly launched trade union in Swaziland hopes to press for democracy: “The new group is expected to discuss how to step up its campaign for democracy in the kingdom ruled by King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch.Major protests are expected in April and May this year.” Written...



Swaziland: The Hypocrisy of King Mswati III

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 17:44:39 +0000

Richard Rooney discusses the hypocrisy of King Mswati III of Swaziland: “King Mswati III of Swaziland is being hypocritical when he expresses disappointment at individuals who continue to plunder state resources for personal benefit. That’s because he is the biggest plunderer of state resources and he has bled his subjects...



Swaziland: King Mswati Must Go

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 17:22:02 +0000

Richard Rooney posts a press release from the Botswana National Front in support of progressive forces in Swaziland: “The Botswana National Front (BNF) joins the rest of the progressive forces who are currently in solidarity with the people of Swaziland during the Global Week of Action against Swaziland (5th-11th September)...



Swziland: AFP Correspondent Phone Bugged

Wed, 29 Jun 2011 17:21:40 +0000

AFP correspondent in Swaziland says her phone is bugged: “At first I believed it must be some kind of mix up at the phone company. People who tried calling me when my phone was off told me they got through to someone else who said not to worry he would...



Swaziland: Protest Leaders, Journalists Arrested

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:24:43 +0000

Activists in Swaziland took to the streets of Manzini on Tuesday and Wednesday demanding political reform and calling on King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch, to return power to the people.



Swaziland: Anger at revolution snub

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:41:53 +0000

The Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) has criticized the reporting of the proposed ‘uprising’ against the government on 12 April 2011 by the Times of Swaziland: “In particular, it takes issue with comments attributed to Dr Judy Smith Hohn of the Institute for Security Studies, in South Africa.” Written by Ndesanjo Macha...



Swaziland: Swazi Media Commentary

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:32:07 +0000

Swazi Media Commentary is a blog about the struggle for human rights in Swaziland. Written by Ndesanjo Macha · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Swaziland: My work with social centers

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:18:45 +0000

Josh writes about the project he is working on in Swaziland: “Basically, my office operates 4 Social Centers in my town. There are 6 wards but only 4 Social Centers. The basic duties of the Social Centers are first it is a pre-school that operates during regular school days, second...