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WORKERS CALL ‘FRAUD’ AT UNISWA
The Administration at the
University of Swaziland (UNISWA) is under attack on two fronts: from the
students and non-academic staff. On Monday (20 February
2017) UNISWA closed indefinitely after students boycotted classes in protest over late payment of scho...

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PUDEMO WILL NOT FIGHT SWAZI ELECTION
Swaziland’s main opposition
political party PUDEMO has refuted media reports that it is ready to contest the national elections
in 2018. PUDEMO (the People’s United
Democratic Movement) is the best-known opposition group in the kingdom where
King Mswati III...

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MINISTER THREATENS SCHOLARSHIPS
Swaziland’s Minister of
Labour and Social Security has made a veiled threat to scrap university
scholarships in the kingdom if students continue to protest against late
payments. Minister of Labour and
Social Security Winnie Magagula made her comments after...

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POLICE ‘EXTORTION’: 2 IN COURT
Two police officers in Swaziland have appeared in
court charged with demanding money from suspects in return for their freedom. They appeared at the Manzini Magistrates Court on 14
February 2017 charged with, among other crimes, extorting money from civilia...

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EU MONEY FLOWS DESPITE RIGHTS RECORD
Despite a
campaign at the European Parliament to force Swaziland to improve its human
rights record, the European Union (EU) has continued to spend tens of millions of euros of taxpayers’
money in the kingdom ruled by the autocratic King Mswati III. Figures...

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KING’S ROLE IN SCHOOLS CHAOS IGNORED
A command made by Swaziland’s autocratic King Mswati
III that schools must not charge parents top-up fees is about to be overturned
following years of confusion. And, Swazi Government ministers and the media in the kingdom
are rewriting history to erase the...

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POLICE FIRE SHOTS DURING BUS PROTEST
For the
second time in a week police in Swaziland fired warning gunshots at civilians
during a street protest. Kombi
drivers and conductors brought traffic to a standstill at Mvutshini on Tuesday
(14 February 2017) by blocking the highway and stopping publi...

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SWAZI POLICE FIRE AT STUDENTS
Police in Swaziland fired warning
gunshots as students protested about late payment of their allowances.  It is now commonplace for
Swazi police to fire at civilian protests, such as student and labour disputes. The latest attack on Sunday
(12 February 2017...

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ANOTHER ASIAN SCARE BY ‘OBSERVER’
The Swaziland newspaper
in effect owned by autocratic monarch King Mswati III has launched another
bogus scare story against Asians living in the kingdom. This time the newspaper
described by the Media Institute of Southern Africa in a report on press
freed...

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PHOTO DISPLAY AGAINST HUMAN RIGHTS
Shops in Swaziland have
been ordered to stop displaying photos of alleged shoplifters because it
infringes their human rights. It has become increasingly
common for supermarkets in the kingdom to display photographs on their walls or
on video screens. It is...
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