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Source: Los Angeles Times

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2012-01-18 17:02:29 -0800 | technology-news

48 pm A female African elephant at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has died, possibly from injuries suffered in an attack by another elephant, zoo officials said Thursday. The 21-year-old elephant named Umoya was found lying on the ground Thursday...
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Breaking News: More cases of child abuse reports Swiss Catholic Church
   
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Siteki :: Swaziland | updated 2012-04-17 09:27:44 -0700 | disasters-news

The Swiss Catholic Church notes that there has been a marked increase in the number of reported cases of child sexual abuse by priests and monks. A total of 150 allegations were made in 2010, nearly ten times more than...
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Breaking News: Demonstrations in Swaziland "could be blocked"
   
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Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2012-04-17 09:30:35 -0700 | disasters-news

This Monday is scheduled to begin a week of protests calling for democracy and better working conditions in the southern African kingdom, Swaziland.Mawati king's government, the last absolute monarch in Africa, is seeking an injunction to block the demonstrations.The protests...
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Source: News 24

Mbabane :: Swaziland | updated 2011-11-08 22:59:13 -0800 | political-news

The Swaziland government has sought a court injunction to block a week of planned pro-democracy protests in a country were political parties are banned. Unions said the demonstrations would go ahead across the country as part of a "Global Week...
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Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2012-04-15 00:35:44 -0700 | disasters-news

Manzini, Swaziland, while unhappy citizens of the Kingdom of Swaziland gathered together this morning in a mass protest against the the countries government over higher wages and the removal of King Mswati III, two South African Eye Witness News reporters,...
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Breaking News: Swazi king's aides meet with unions on protests
   
Source: Mail and Guardian

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2011-06-08 20:25:09 -0700 | political-news

Swaziland's King Mswati III has sent his top advisers to meet with union leaders in a bid to avert anti-government protests next week in Africa's last absolute monarchy, a labour leader said on Friday. The king's Liqoqo Advisory Council met...
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Breaking News: Cosatu to intensify role in Swazi protests
   
Source: Mail and Guardian

Mbabane :: Swaziland | updated 2011-05-23 17:05:33 -0700 | political-news

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Saturday vowed to intensify its role in labour protests in Swaziland calling for an end to the reign of King Mswati III. South Africa in particular, does more to assist the...
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Breaking News: Swaziland Tries to Protect Albinos From Witch Doctors
   
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Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2012-11-02 18:14:13 -0700 | disasters-news

Police set up national registry in wake of girl's murder Swaziland police will keep a registry of every albino in the country to help protect them from witch doctors who wish to use their body parts for rituals, the Christian...
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Source: Mail and Guardian

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2010-11-10 00:10:39 -0800 | political-news

Swaziland's hard-line royalist Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini said his government will consider punishing political dissidents by beating their feet with spikes, state media said on Thursday. Dlamini said the government could also use the foot whipping, known locally as "sipakatane",...
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Lobamba :: Swaziland | updated 2014-04-11 12:54:36 -0700 | disasters-news

Swaziland police on Wednesday re-arrested veteran editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko three days after they had been released from prison, according to news reports. The two, who were first jailed on March 18 and held until...
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Lobamba :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-24 10:00:47 -0700 | disasters-news

Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of Bheki Makhubu, the editor of the Nationnews magazine, and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer who writes opinion pieces for the magazine, for articles criticizing Swaziland’s judicial system and chief justice Michael Ramodibedi...
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Lobamba :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-22 15:23:33 -0700 | disasters-news

Authorities in Swaziland should immediately release Bheki Makhubu, editor of the independent newsmagazine The Nation, and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer, who were imprisoned earlier this week in connection with articles published in The Nation, the Committee to Protect...
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Lobamba :: Swaziland | updated 2014-07-17 17:57:33 -0700 | disasters-news

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns today's convictions for contempt of court of an editor and lawyer in Swaziland. The Swaziland High Court convicted Bheki Makhubu, editor of the independent newsmagazine The Nation, and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko...
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Lobamba :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-22 15:23:33 -0700 | disasters-news

The unlawful detention of a respected magazine editor and human rights lawyer for their criticism of the judiciary in Swaziland is another shocking example of the southern African kingdom’s intolerance of freedom of expression, Amnesty International said. Bhekithemba Makhubu, editor...
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