Monthly Archives: January 2013

Swazi Police Accused of Torture

[Swazi Media]Ten Swaziland police officers threw a woman into a kombi, drove her to a forest and tortured her for six hours. One woman police officer kicked her in the …

No Seeds to Weather Climate Change

[IRIN]Johannesburg -Thembikosi Gumedze, the curator of the national seed bank in cash-strapped Swaziland, has been unable to supply much-needed drought-tolerant food crop seeds to farmers for more than two years.…

A Story of Survival

[ThinkAfricaPress]A video obtained by Think Africa Press reveals the hardships faced by a woman suffering from HIV/AIDS and poverty in Swaziland under the reign of King Mswati III.…

‘Times Sunday’ Encourages Blackmail

[Swazi Media]The Times Sunday newspaper in Swaziland has come under renewed criticism for its sensationalist journalism after it published a photograph of a blackmail victim and gave intimate details of …

Deputy PM Announces Date of Election

[Swazi Media]Swaziland’s Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku has announced that the national elections this year will take place in August.…

Deputy PM Misleads On Human Rights

[Swazi Media]Swaziland’s Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku has claimed that human rights and democratic principles are adhered to in the kingdom in a newspaper interview that denies evidence to the …