Monthly Archives: March 2014

Censored – Criticism of Swazi State [column]

In Swaziland a magazine editor and a human rights lawyer are sitting in jail awaiting trial on ‘contempt of court’ charges.

The ‘crime’ of Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko, was …

UN URGES VIGILANCE AMID EBOLA OUTBREAK IN GUINEA, SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA

GENEVA, March 29– With a total of 103 suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola in Guinea, including 66 deaths, the outbreak must be watched very carefully, a spokesperson for the …

Bheki Makhubu Back in Detention After Crown Opposes Bail – More Jail Time for Respected Editor [press release]

Bheki Makhubu, the internationally respected editor of The Nation magazine, arrived at Swaziland’s high court this morning in leg chains.

Jailed editor Bheki Makhubu (front left) waits for his bail …

Swazi Editor Expected to Apply for Bail [press release]

Swazi editor Bheki Makhubu is expected to apply for bail tomorrow morning, Friday 28 March, at the high court in the country’s capital Mbabane, according to the Swaziland Coalition of …

Rotary brings free health services into underserved communities

Rotary clubs of South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana team up with NGOs, businesses and governments for Rotary Family Health Days

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, March 28, 2014 – Rotary …

Is the Swazi Broadcast Media Following the Story of the Jailed Journalist and Human Rights Lawyer? [press release]

A journalist and a human rights lawyer are currently detained in prison in Swaziland, a small country in sub-Saharan Africa.

Editor of The Nation magazine Bheki Makhubu and lawyer Thulani …