Swaziland

“Circumcision Had No Protective Effect on HIV Transmission”, Claims IA

“Circumcision Had No Protective Effect on HIV Transmission”, Claims IA

Swaziland's King Mswati III has all its support to "Circumcise and Conquer", that’s the latest advertising campaign run to curtail the rate of HIV infection in Africa. Calling it as "terrorist" virus, Africa's last absolute monarch called for males to get circumcised so that the spread of the virus can be stopped.

Apparently, studies have shown that men without a foreskin are almost 60% safe from getting infected from HIV virus.

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Financial Crisis in Swaziland Affects Cancer Patients Adversely

Financial Crisis in Swaziland Affects Cancer Patients Adversely

The Swaziland Government is reported to be going through financial crisis which has made them quit paying for cancer treatments in the hospitals.

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Swaziland Regime Faces Economic Pressures

Swaziland Regime Faces Economic Pressures

The government of King Mswati III, the last absolute monarchy in Africa, is under increasing economic pressures as the country battles with a Greece-scale budget deficit and a stalled economy.

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Nzimande against Swaziland

South African Communist Party

According to the General Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP), Blade Nzimande has reported that South Africa should not bail out the support if they agree or even help the government or the people of Swaziland.

This decision was taken when Nzimande was attending the 5th central committee meeting of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Midrand near Johannesburg.

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Swaziland Seeking Bailout from South Africa

Swaziland

Swaziland credits to be the third largest sugar producer in Africa. The Director General of South Africa’s International Relations Department, Jerry Matjila, has anticipated that the National Treasury of South Africa is about to make a decision on a request for financial aid for Swaziland, which is on the verge of running out of cash to pay state employees.

Swaziland has lost a third of its revenue during the last year. The deviations were believed to have an influence from a regional customs union that includes South Africa, declined under the spell of global economic recession.

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Wal-Mart Faces Hurdle with Retailer Acquisition in Namibia

Wal-Mart Faces Hurdle with Retailer Acquisition in Namibia

In its efforts to acquire the regional retailer Massmart, Wal-Mart may have to deal with yet another hurdle because the antitrust body in Namibia has stated that it might make an appeal against a recent decision by the high court that ruled in Wal-Mart’s favor.

Last month, Wal-Mart, a company based in the United States, was able to add Namibia to their list of countries they have influence over after Zambia, Tanzania, Swaziland and Malawi all approved a takeover of Massmart in their nations.

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Swaziland Police Raids the Home of Barnes Dlamini

Swaziland Police Raids the Home of Barnes Dlamini

Swaziland police raided the home of a top union leader, Barnes Dlamini who is the President of the Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions following the crackdown of security forces on the activists. The incident took place on the evening of planned protests against King Mswati III. Unions are at the front position of this protest because political parties are banned in Swaziland.

Majority of people are supporting the protest in Swaziland for the dismissal of the current cabinet and King Mswati and replacing them with a transitional government.

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