Swazi people

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Feb 8th, 2012
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Women in Swaziland are heavily discriminated against, both by law and by custom. According to the former, women in effect have the status of minors and cannot get a bank loan without the consent of their husbands. According to the latter, women can be fined for wearing trousers by traditional authori...
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Jan 18th, 2012
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By Peter Kenworthy, Africa Contact The trial of Swazi student leader and political prisoner, Maxwell Dlamini, finally started last week after having been postponed and delayed since last April, where Maxwell Dlamini was apprehended by police and allegedly tortured and forced to sign a confession to b...
By benim
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Nov 21st, 2011
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Mbabane – A senior official in the Swazi palace Monday denied reports that King Mswati’s 12th wife Nothando Dube had been banished from the royal household after quarrelling with a guard. The disgraced queen, who has been under house arrest since being caught in bed last year with the jus...
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Nov 15th, 2011
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Mbabane – Cash-strapped Swaziland has pulled together enough loans from local banks and private businesses to pay government workers on time this month, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. The announcement came after emergency meetings to raise the $43m reportedly needed to pay civil servants. Gove...
By benim
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Aug 25th, 2011
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Mbabane – Students in Swaziland protesting against the closure of their university threatened to derail a traditional festival on Wednesday, leading to seven arrests. The demonstrators tried to breach a police cordon in Ezulwini at the start of the annual Umhlanga or Reed Dance, when thousands ...
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Aug 11th, 2011
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Swaziland’s education minister says the country’s only university need Learn more here s $11 million to resume classes. The University of Swaziland was set to begin its academic year this week, but failed to open as the country’s government deals with a severe cash crisis. The crisi...
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Aug 8th, 2011
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Mbabane – Swaziland’s cash-strapped university failed to re-open for the new academic year on Monday, officials said, adding it would remain closed indefinitely. “The registration process is suspended, and the commencement of the first semester lectures is postponed… to a date...
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Aug 3rd, 2011
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South Africa has agreed to a 2.4 billion rand bailout for Swaziland to help the impoverished southern African nation through a chronic cash crisis, the Times of Swaziland said on Wednesday. The paper cited King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, as saying it was “very fortunate&#...
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Jul 31st, 2011
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Mbabane – Talks on democratic reforms in Africa’s last absolute monarchy stumbled Saturday as the Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions, the country’s largest labour group, walked out of a civil society meeting. The “national convention”, which opened on Friday, aimed to ...
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Jul 28th, 2011
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Mbabane – Thousands of people are participating in a second day of demonstrations in the small kingdom of Swaziland over the king’s handling of an economic crisis. More than 3 000 demonstrators gathered across the country on Thursday, accompanied by armed police. Protesters blame the abso...