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Stories about Swaziland

Introducing Swaziland’s Most Prominent Poetry Movement

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...

Video: Imprisoned Swazi Lawyer Speaks Through Human Rights Activists

#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...

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

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...

Former Activist for Banned Political Party in Swaziland Jailed for Bombings

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...

Swaziland: The Princess show-stopper ‘virginity dance’

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...

Africa: Calls for Transparency Over Marked Increase in Land Deals

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...

Swaziland: King Demands Cows From the Poor

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...

Swaziland: New Union Wants Democracy

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...

Swaziland: The Hypocrisy of King Mswati III

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...

Swaziland: King Mswati Must Go

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...

Swziland: AFP Correspondent Phone Bugged

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...

Swaziland: Protest Leaders, Journalists Arrested

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...

Swaziland: Anger at revolution snub

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...

Swaziland: Swazi Media Commentary

Swazi Media Commentary is a blog about the struggle for human rights in Swaziland.

Swaziland: My work with social centers

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....

Swaziland: The Swazis who dare to demand democracy

Mathews writes about activists who dare to challenge the King of Swaziland: “The Swazis are losing patience with this conspicuous consumption, however. In August 2008, hundreds of women marched through...

Swaziland: Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Arrested

Prominent human rights lawyer in Swaziland has been arrested: “Proving that Mswati can give Mugabe a run for his money, prominent Swazi human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko has been arrested...

Angola: Reflections on Ncwala, an African New Year Ceremony

In the last post of the year at Koluki blog [pt], we find a description of a national ritual of Swaziland, a country the Angolan blogger considers one of the...

Africa: Your Majesty, Stop Marrying!

Several Malawian journalists joined many others in attending a three-day Highway Africa conference at Rhodes University in South Africa under the theme Citizen Journalism: Journalism for Citizens. The conference which...

Swaziland: Mathematics and patients

Ryan shares his observations about numbers and patients in Swaziland: “Mthobisi’s fleece sweatshirt had the number ‘14’ on it. I remember this value because it matched Mthobisi’s CD4 count on...

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