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Swazis fear government is listening to cellphone conversations

JOHANNESBURG, April 13 – A member of Parliament in Swaziland, Mjuluko Dlamini, this week told the House of Assembly that people in the kingdom were scared to communicate on their cellphones because they feared the government was listening to their conversations. The Times of Swaziland, the only independent daily newspaper in the kingdom, reported that the MP’s […]

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US Ambassador voices support for Swaziland’s banned political parties

JOHANNESBURG, February 27  – Lisa Peterson, the American ambassador to Swaziland, has spoken out in support of banned political parties in the kingdom where King Mswati III rules as an absolute monarch, Richard Rooney from Swazimedia.blogspot reported. Parties are not allowed to contest elections and people and groups that advocate for democratic reform are prosecuted […]

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Swazi editor flees to South Africa after critical story on King Mswati

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 12 – Swazi editor Zweli Martin Dlamini has fled to South Africa after he received death threats, following a story he wrote about Swaziland’s absolute monarch King Mswati III’s alleged shady dealings in the telecommunications industry, the Source media outlet reported. Zweli, the editor of independent business newspaper, Swaziland Shopping, wrote and published […]

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SADC under SA leadership will prioritise intra-regional trade – Zuma

PRETORIA, August 19 – As President Jacob Zuma took over as chairman of the 15-state Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Saturday, he said Pretoria takes the baton with the hope of prioritising value addition to Africa’s resources and intra-regional trade. “In line with the global development agenda on sustainable development, the SADC has under […]

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SADC ministers to talk food, industrialisation at Pretoria summit

PRETORIA, August 14 – The Council of Ministers representing the 15-member Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) states will meet this week in Pretoria and review the progress in the bloc’s industrialisation strategy, South Africa International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said on Monday. “As it has become customary to SADC, we invited you with […]