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Source: IRIN

Mbabane :: Swaziland | updated 2014-04-21 01:02:24 -0700 | political-news

Are customs changing in Swaziland, to allow widows to get back to work? A traditional two-year mourning period for widows during which women are expected to be confined and not work, is meeting growing resistance in Swaziland.  The custom is...
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Source: Inc.

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-28 08:41:45 -0700 | business-news

Why are professional Americans so incredibly busy -- and so overwhelmed by this busyness? That's the complex question Washington Post reporter (and mother to two) Brigid Schulte tackles in her new book Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One...
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Source: Mail and Guardian

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-04-10 01:01:41 -0700 | political-news

The 'Nation' editor Bheki Makhubu. (AFP) A Swaziland editor facing charges of contempt appeared in court on Wednesday after a judge appealed an earlier ruling to set him free. Editor of the Nation  Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko...
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Source: National Public Radio

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-26 12:38:22 -0700 | health-news

The world has a new epidemic on its hand: drug-resistant tuberculosis. We're not talking about the kind of TB that doctors can cure with a few weeks of standard antibiotics...It outwits the best medicines we have against it and costs...
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Source: Africa Headlines

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-22 15:23:32 -0700 | political-news

More organisations within Swaziland and internationally have joined the chorus of support for the two 'prisoners of conscience' who have been jailed on remand accused of contempt of court for criticising the judiciary in magazine articles. Human rights lawyer Thulani...
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Source: IRIN

Mbabane :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-03 07:06:08 -0800 | travel-news

A prolonged dry spell with scorching temperatures has undone an optimistic outlook for Swaziland's harvest of maize, the staple. Instead, experts are now predicting another round of scarcity and hand-outs in the perennially food-insecure country.    Rainfall was normal to...
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Source: Daily Nation

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-04-11 12:54:46 -0700 | political-news

Egyptian troops on Friday killed a prominent militant in the restive Sinai Peninsula...But a day later Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi said he did not recognise the High Court decision and had them taken back into custody. Civil society groups on...
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Source: Africa Headlines

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-30 10:38:32 -0700 | political-news

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 to write and publish articles in the Nation magazine critical...
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Source: Scoop

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-04 19:34:17 -0800 | political-news

The delegation, organised by the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) travelled to the country last week to investigate allegations of anti-trade union actions and has decided that its government has a serious case to answer...During meetings with government bodies and...
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Source: Charlotte Observer Online

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-25 12:56:36 -0700 | entertainment-news

The first season an Emmy winner! ends with Jake investigating a civic leader. After Commissioner Podalski shuts down the case, Jake turns to Amy and Capt...Elsewhere, Boyle encounters problems in his relationship with Vivian, causing Gina to try to cheer...
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Source: Africa Headlines

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-04-03 03:26:45 -0700 | disasters-news

The Swaziland Government says it has to put Bheki Makhubu, the magazine editor charged with contempt of court, in leg-irons because he is a 'security risk'. But, it will not say why he is a risk because it is a...
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Source: Mail and Guardian

Mbabane :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-24 10:00:46 -0700 | political-news

The Nation editor Bhekithemba Makhubu is a prisoner of conscience, according to Amnesty International. (Supplied) Three African journalist organisations covering the continent on Monday condemned the arbitrary arrests of the editor of a Swazi news magazine and of a well-known...
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Source: Africa Headlines

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-04-08 08:03:46 -0700 | disasters-news

There was widespread confusion in Swaziland on Tuesday (8 April 2014) regarding the status of Nation magazine editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko. Both men were released from jail by the Swazi High Court on Sunday after...
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Source: Africa Headlines

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-04-17 08:39:57 -0700 | political-news

Ads by Google King Mswati III's right-hand man has told a community they 'will burn' if they continue to defy instructions from the King. And, the Swaziland King ordered a 'complete silence' from his subjects in the kaLuhleko chiefdom about...
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Source: Africa Headlines

Manzini :: Swaziland | updated 2014-03-28 10:27:12 -0700 | political-news

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 hearing in the dock of courtroom A in Swaziland's high...
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