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Swaziland’s Bushfire is Spreading: A music festival review

Yoh, Swaziland is hot’ says The Soil’s Buhle Mda as she melts onto the main stage at MTN Bushfire festival. And it was. 25,000 people were gathered in Swaziland last weekend for the kingdom’s international music festival – not too shabby for a nation of under 1.5 million people. This is a festival which carries the overarching aim of ‘igniting a collective response for social change’. continue reading »

From subsistence to profit, Swazi farmers get a helping hand

Mbabane – Farmers in Swaziland slowly venture away from subsistence agriculture into commercial, high-income and market-led forms of production.

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Breast Is Best, But Not in Swaziland

Mbabane – Smiling as she breastfeeds her six-week-old baby boy, Lindiwe Dlamini, 38, is optimistic about his future. Dlamini, who is HIV-positive, is determined that her baby will not be infected. The mother of three – who conceived her first two children when she was HIV-negative – was on antiretroviral therapy (ART) when she delivered a healthy boy in November.

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Swaziland-South Africa: new railway line to boost economies

MBABANE – The 146-kilometre railway line to be established between South Africa and Swaziland will help reduce the cost of doing business between the two countries.

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Swaziland: bleak outlook for food security

MBABANE – Archaic agriculture practices and erratic rainfall in the recent planting period is expected to lead to an increase in food insecurity for most of Swaziland’s 1.1 million people in 2012, says a government agriculture official.

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The Swazi Bull

We were wondering whether the lurid tales of bestiality allegedly involving the King of Swaziland that are circulating on the internets — on Facebook and Scribd, among others, and apparently printed and handed out in the kingdom — would be picked up by the mainstream.

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