Swaziland News Journal
Tribal leaders contend that new law preventing child brides departs from traditional customs.
Voters began registering for elections in Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, on Monday with unions and the opposition calling for a boycott of what they dismiss as a "rubber stamp" poll.
KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com Swazi witches flying on broomsticks will have to stay below 150 meters or face penalties, according to an aviation official.
[IRIN]Mbabane -It was an ambitious plan to circumcise the majority of men in Swaziland, an effort to reduce the risk of HIV transmission in a country with the world's highest HIV prevalence. How could it have gone wrong?
[Swazi Media]According to a statement today from PUDEMO national spokesperson, Zakhele Mabuza, Wonder Mkhonza has been granted a bail of 15 000 emalangeni, approximately 1650 US$, writes Kenworthy News Media.
It was an ambitious plan to circumcising the majority of men in Swaziland, an effort to reduce the risk of HIV transmission in a country with the world's highest HIV prevalence. How could it have gone wrong?
[Swazi Media]Freedom House, the international human rights group, has blamed King Mswati III personally for the 'catastrophic' decline in Swaziland's economy and its standing in the world.
South Africa's ruling ANC on Tuesday called for the democratisation of neighbouring Swaziland, in a rare public rebuke of the country's ruling monarchy.
The Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) plans Monday to appeal a court decision seeking to force the government to recognize the workers group. Nduduzi Gina, first deputy secretary general of TUCOSWA, says there is need for the Industrial Court of Appeal to uphold the country’s constitution, which allows for the registration of workers federation groups. Swaziland’s Industrial Court has ...
[OSISA]The recent conviction of the Nation Magazine and its editor, Bheki Makhubu, for criminal contempt of court proves just how desperate King Mswati's regime is to maintain the status quo in Swaziland. High Court Judge Bheki Maphalala issued the verdict that sent shock waves throughout the Kingdom and beyond on April 17 based on two articles the magazine published in 2009 criticising the ...
Swaziland is a landlocked country in southern Africa, bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa.
[Swazi Media]In April 2013 Bheki Makhubu the editor of the Nation magazine in Swaziland and its owners, Swaziland Independent Publishers, were convicted of 'scandalising the court' after two articles criticising the judiciary were published in 2009 and 2010. Makhubu and the publisher were fined a total of E400,000 (US$44,000) by the Swaziland High Court, of which half had to be paid within three ...
[Swazi Media]A senior trade union leader in Swaziland was illegally placed under house arrest today (1 May 2013) by police who wanted to prevent him attending a May Day rally.
[Swazi Media]Police cracked down on democracy protesters in Swaziland today (1 May 2013) as workers tried to celebrate May Day.
[Swazi Media]April 2013 has been one of the worst months in living memory for human rights in Swaziland.