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Monday, 02-01-16, 9:38Profile - Thulani Maseko[IFEX] A leading human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko spent over 15 months in prison for criticising Swaziland's corrupt judicial system and the absolute monarchy that gives the king ultimate authority over the cabinet, legislature and judiciary. read more...
Monday, 02-01-16, 9:36Profile - Bheki Makhubu[IFEX] Veteran independent journalist Bheki Makhubu spent over fifteen months in a high security prison in Swaziland for exposing a judicial system that is deeply corrupt - the latest in a string of trials he has endured over the past two decades. read more...
Thursday, 01-28-16, 14:37Respect for Swazi Rule of Law Falls[Swazi Media] 'Respect for human rights and the rule of law declined in the Kingdom of Swaziland, ruled by an absolute monarch, King Mswati III, since 1986. Political parties are banned, judicial independence is severely compromised, and repressive laws are used to target critics of the government and the King.' read more...
Thursday, 01-28-16, 12:37Court Overturns Chief Justice's Ruling to Right a Wrong[Legalbrief] In its last case of the year Swaziland's newly-constituted highest court has set the record straight in one of the most bizarre cases ever heard in that country: five judges of that court have overturned a decision made just months before by their former colleague, disgraced ex-chief justice of Swaziland, Michael Ramodibedi. read more...
Wednesday, 01-27-16, 12:55Swaziland to Draw Lesson From Health Sector Practice[Ethiopian Herald] A high-level Swaziland delegation has expressed desire to draw lesson from Ethiopia's health sector achievements. read more...
Tuesday, 01-26-16, 8:20Opposition to King Is 'Terrorism'[Swazi Media] All opposition to the rule of absolute monarch King Mswati III of Swaziland is treated as 'terrorism', according to a new analysis of the legal system in the kingdom. read more...
Tuesday, 01-26-16, 6:52Bodies Found Near Nkomazi River[News24Wire] Police are investigating the murder of two Swaziland nationals who were found dead less than a day after entering South Africa. read more...
Friday, 01-22-16, 11:27Draft Rules Censor Varsity Teaching[Swazi Media] Universities and colleges in Swaziland will be censored in what they can teach to ensure they do not damage the 'image' of the kingdom, if new draft regulations are adopted. read more...
Tuesday, 01-19-16, 14:20Regional Leaders Challenge Lesotho Over Lack of Reform[SADC] 1. The Double Troika Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana on 18 January 2016. read more...
Monday, 01-18-16, 8:16Eskom Urges Lesotho, Swaziland to Use Less Power[News24Wire] Eskom said on Friday that Lesotho and Swaziland, with which it has firm power supply agreements, should lower consumption as the power utility attempts to help its regional neighbours offset crippling power shortages. read more...

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