Swazi

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 18th, 2012
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Dale T. McKinley This week legal papers are set to be filed in the Constitutional Court seeking an order to compel President Zuma to appoint a Commission of Inquiry into ‘allegations of corruption and mismanagement’ covering both the Badplaas area and the Mpumalanga Province as a whole. The pending c...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 27th, 2012
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Johannesburg – There has been widespread condemnation for the Swazi royal family after it emerged that three wives of Swazi King Mswati III are planning a lavish Las Vegas gambling holiday. The Mail&Guardian reported that the wives would be part of a royal delegation of 66 people flying per...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Peter Kenworthy Swaziland’s democratic movement remains defiant and resolute in the face of police intimidation and brutality. “As we wind down the day, it would be folly for the government to think we’ve retreated. We’re going to reenergize ourselves, to regroup and to mobilise more so that we come ...
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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 6th, 2011
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Mbombela – If Swaziland suffers an economic and social collapse, the provinces of Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng will be most affected, says South African sociologist Hilda Simelane. Simelane told African Eye News Service that a Swazi collapse would not only hurt exports to Swaziland, bu...
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 ...
By benim
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Jun 28th, 2011
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Mbabane – State media are quoting Swaziland’s health minister as saying the cash-strapped country’s state hospitals have only two months’ supplies of Aids drugs. Health Minister Benedict Xaba was quoted as telling parliament on Monday that the country’s economic crisis, ...
By benim
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May 30th, 2011
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Mbabane – Africa’s last monarch King Mswati III of Swaziland has cancelled plans for a lavish “silver jubilee” as his kingdom tries to claw its way out of a financial crisis, the government said on Monday. “The silver jubilee has been postponed indefinitely,” Home ...