Monthly Archives: September 2014

UNMISS denies report of peacekeepers reinforcing SPLA garrisons

JUBA, South Sudan, September 30, 2014: The attention of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been drawn to allegations that appeared yesterday, in an article that was …

Homes Destroyed for King’s Vanity

Homes have been demolished against residents’ wishes to make way for another of King Mswati III’s ‘vanity projects’.
The King wants to build a Royal Science and Innovation ParkBiotechnology Park …

Girls Caned for Not Dancing for King

More than 30 girls a href=”http:www.times.co.sznews99161-over-30-maidens-thrashed-for-eloping-with-boys.html” target=”_blank”were thrasheda because they did not dance half naked in front of Swaziland’s King Mswati III. They were beaten so badly some needed treatment …

Jailed Journalists Up for Award

More than 50 trade unions and civil society organisations from across the world have joined to nominate two jailed Swaziland journalists for a human rights award.
Bheki Makhubu, editor of …

Cars Come Before Dying Children

Just months after the Swaziland Government said it could not afford to buy life-saving drugs to prevent Swazi children dying from diarrhoea, it has spent a href=”http:www.observer.org.sznews66328-new-x5s-fuel-headache-for-ministers.html” target=”_blank”US$1.7 milliona on …

SA “ready” for Zimbabwean Special Permit

PRETORIA: SOUTH expressed readiness to accept applications for the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) project.

Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, disclosed on Thursday the applications would be done online, effective next …