Swaziland

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Arrests, political and economic pressures stunt the development of vibrant and pluralistic journalism In Africa, the past few months have offered troubling optics of journalists on trial for the practice of independent journalism: Peter Greste in a cage in a prisoner’s white jumpsuit in Egypt, Bheki ...
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Sep 17th, 2013
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On Saturday, Swazi King Mswati III was at the country’s annual reed dance where he chose an 18-year-old beauty to be his 15th wife. Swaziland police, meanwhile, were arresting Musa Dube, a member of the Communist Party of Swaziland for campaigning to boycott the country’s elections, to be held on Fri...
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Sep 2nd, 2013
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Cheating may have reached new heights in the kingdom of Mswati III, last reigning absolute monarch in southern Africa. In the Aug. 24 poll, one winning candidate reportedly brought in so many voters from outside the district that as many as 1,000 people voted, although only 300 lived in the chiefdom,...
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May 21st, 2013
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  Tintswalo Ngobeni, 22, fled to England from Africa as a teenager Caught attentions of King Mswati III – monarch notorious for lavish lifestyle Began contacting her at school when she was just 15 Wants asylum saying she could be arrested or even killed if she returns   A young woman is see...
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Dec 27th, 2012
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Swaziland has not banned the wearing of miniskirts, government spokesperson Percy Simelane said. “Government has not deliberated or taken any position to that effect in recent times or any other time, nor has it ordered the arrest of anyone wearing a mini-skirt,” he said on Thursday. He s...
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Dec 24th, 2012
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Police in the small African kingdom of Swaziland have banned women from wearing miniskirts and midriff-revealing tops saying they provoke rape. Offenders face a six-month jail term under the ban, which invokes a colonial criminal law dating back to 1889. “The act of the rapist is made easy, bec...
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Sep 18th, 2012
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Johannesburg – A Swaziland court on Monday sentenced a South African man to 85 years in prison for high treason and terrorism over a botched bomb attack against King Mswati III, but will effectively jail him for a total of 26 years. High Court Judge Bheki Maphalala last month found Amos Mbedzi ...
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Sep 4th, 2012
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Over 80 000 imbali who attended this year umhlanga ceremony yesterday danced before His Majesty King Mswati III and the Queen Mother as well as their guests. The maidens ignored the wind, which blew up a dust storm and was a bit chilly at times, and went on and danced passing in front of Their [&hell...
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Aug 8th, 2012
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A founding member of Swaziland’s banned opposition People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) party said Swazis expect King Mswati III to make meaningful democratic reforms rather than hold an insincere “people’s parliament.” Tuesday, the king began a three-day people’s assembly called the “sibaya”...
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Aug 6th, 2012
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MBABANE, Swaziland: Every day, King Mswati III and his retinue of 13 wives face tough choices. Should they drive the BMW or the Rolls-Royce? Which plush palace to sleep in? Jet off to Dubai for a shopping spree or to Las Vegas to play the tables? Doris, a 35-year-old nurse who lives in the capital [&...