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Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported In Swaziland Over Seven Months After Newly Law Introduced

Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported In Swaziland Over Seven Months After Newly Law Introduced

There were 430 cases of rape reported in Swaziland / eSwatini over seven months, new figures reveal. They were among 2,900 cases brought under the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Act (SODV) that came into force in 2018. A total of 2,068 cases of domestic violence were also recorded, a workshop for members of parliament […]

Swaziland Takes In 30 Percent Female Parliament Members

Swaziland Takes In 30 Percent Female Parliament Members

A Bill has been tabled in the Swaziland parliament to ensure 30 percent of members of the House of Assembly are women. It has taken 12 years to get this far. Swaziland is ruled by King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch. The King chooses 10 of the 65 members of the House of […]

WFP Ends Emergency Operation That Helped Many Survive Drought in Swaziland

WFP Ends Emergency Operation That Helped Many Survive Drought in Swaziland

WFP’s leading donors including the European Union, USA, CERF, Japan and the African Development Bank – contributed US$9.4 million towards food and cash assistance. “We would like to thank the donor community for its generous support, vital for those most in need,” says WFP Country Director Alberto Mendes. Some 124,000 people received relief food. WFP […]

Swaziland: Soldiers Inspect Woman’s Private Parts

Swaziland: Soldiers Inspect Woman’s Private Parts

A woman in Swaziland has complained that soldiers at a border crossing made her remove her underwear and inspect her private parts with a mirror. The Swazi Army said it happened all the time. The Times of Swaziland newspaper reported on Wednesday (7 June 2017) that soldiers were trying to see if she was carrying […]

Swaziland Turns To Anti-Retrovirals A Safe Sex Message Falls Flat

Swaziland Turns To Anti-Retrovirals A Safe Sex Message Falls Flat

Less than a decade ago, people were warning that Swaziland – a country of about 1.3 million – could be wiped off the map, as HIV cut life expectancy to only 45.9 in 2005. “Every weekend was a funeral,” says health activist Bekhie Sithole. “My parents died because of Aids-related illnesses – although it was […]

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham Visits Swaziland.

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham Visits Swaziland.

 The David Beckham UNICEF Fund is helping UNICEF to support and protect HIV-positive children. During his visit Beckham heard and saw how the worst drought in decades – now taking hold of vast swathes of Eastern and Southern Africa – is threatening to wreak havoc on the lives of children and families already made vulnerable […]