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Swaziland, the King of Old-Fashioned Repression

Brian Dooley | Posted 03.20.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

It sounds like a case from the 1950s: a human rights lawyer thrown into jail after daring to criticize the country's judiciary. But Thulani Maseko is unlucky enough to be living in Swaziland, Africa's only remaining absolute monarchy, and to be blessed with the sort of personal courage that makes him vocal about injustice.

Laughing, Dancing and Learning with Swazi Girls

Blythe Terrell | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Blythe Terrell

I served as a community health volunteer in Swaziland from 2012 to 2014, finishing in August. I had my share of long, dull days, and I had a few extremely busy ones. But much of my time went to a girls-empowerment program.

Girls and Environmental Change Go Hand in Hand

Lila Igram | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Lila Igram

World Environment Day is in June, so it seemed fitting to post this article in June. Then, I got to thinking, every day should be a day where we are working to make sustainable changes for our environment.

TB: Out From the Shadows

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Katherine Marshall

It is reassuring to see a new determination to bring the very modern scourge of TB out of the shadows. But neglecting the real potential for faith engagement in the effort is a mistake. It is an engagement with an ancient history and a modern face, one that can bring out the best that faith communities have to offer.

Serendipity in Swaziland

Mathew Lasky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Mathew Lasky

As quickly as it appeared, the luxury sedan disappears into the evergreen before us. The BMW, a welcomed reassurance of our map-reading skills, is also a fleeting signal of Swaziland's imbalanced political and economic landscape.

This Week in Seeding the Change: Everyone Needs a Little Sunshine and Laughter Sometimes

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

These are just a few examples of what a little seed money can do when put in the hands of someone with a vision and a plan to change the world.

Chicago to Swaziland: We are Kamhlaba!

Sofia Gomez-Doyle | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Sofia Gomez-Doyle

While some questioned my decision to study in Swaziland, it remains one of the most transformative experiences I have had. I learned to expect the unexpected, celebrate difference and cherish the "small" moments that profoundly shape and change our perspectives.

Here I Am: From a Dream to Reality-- Ending Malaria in Swaziland

Lucy Chesire | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

Nearly 30% of Swaziland's population is estimated to live places that are at risk for malaria, yet through strategic planning and stable financial support for essential malaria prevention, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance measures, the prevalence of malaria has been reduced to a mere 0.2%.

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Topless Women Parade In Front Of Swazi King

Reuters | Agnieszka Flak and Helen Nyambura-Mwaura | Posted 11.03.2012 | World

By Agnieszka Flak and Helen Nyambura-Mwaura LUDZIDZINI ROYAL VILLAGE, Swaziland (Reuters) - Thousands of bare-breasted young Swazi wome...

An Author's Guilt About Writing Genre Fiction

Malla Nunn | Posted 08.27.2012 | Books
Malla Nunn

I can no longer judge my own writing in terms of its ability to save Africa. Instead, I can invite readers into an exquisite, wild part of the world where exciting things happen. I can tell stories where despite the obstacles, people fight for each and for justice.

Major Company Controls 40 Percent Of African Nation's GDP

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

In one African nation, a giant American brand may be bringing corporate influence to a whole new level. Coca-Cola accounts for as much as 40 perce...

Dear The Commonwealth, It's Time to Suspend Swaziland

Stephen_Brown | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

Swaziland is a member of the Commonwealth, which claims "54 independent states working together in the common interests of their citizens for development, democracy and peace." Imprisoning students, torturing and beating them is a funny way of sticking to that.

Cancer Rises in Africa, a Continent Unequipped to Deal With it

David J. Olson | Posted 11.20.2011 | World
David J. Olson

HIV-positive Africans have a 30-90 times higher risk of Kaposi sarcoma, a 5-times higher risk of lymphoma and at least twice the risk for cervical cancer compared to HIV-negative Africans. Yet most African languages don't have a word for cancer.

Swaziland Security Forces Fire Tear Gas, Beat Students

AP | By PHATHIZWE-CHIEF ZULU | Posted 11.07.2011 | World

MBABANE, Swaziland -- Security forces and protesters clashed in two towns Wednesday during a week of planned protests demanding an end to Swaziland's ...

Time to Act: Stop TB/AIDS

Jorge Sampaio | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Jorge Sampaio

People living with HIV can raise their families, work and pursue their dreams. We cannot stand by and watch as TB -- which can cost as little as $100 for treatment and cure -- steals those dreams.

Kids Helping Kids Through Soccer

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

Food, shelter and medicine heal and nourish the body. Sports and soccer, build the body and heal and nourish the soul.

Will the Despot King of Swaziland Last?

Alex Matthews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Matthews

In a country with the world's highest prevalence of HIV and with seven out of ten citizens living in poverty, King Mswati III's lavish lifestyle has provoked outrage.

11-Year-Old Albino Girl BEHEADED In Swaziland Witchcraft Ritual | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An albino girl from Swaziland has been shot dead and then beheaded for the sake of witchcraft, according to reports....

Pizza Hut TV: Mouth-Watering, or Half-Baked?

Minyanville | Minyanville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Like the KFCs (YUM) and McCafés (MCD) before it Pizza Hut is flirting with rebranding to become more hip. Several of the chain's locations wil...

130 Million Dollars

Greg Barrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Greg Barrow

We could use it right now to feed 8.6 million hungry mouths in Ethiopia through to the end of the year. We really need it right now in Pakistan where it would cover a gaping hole in our budget and give us the cash we need to feed more. It can also buy you arguably the best soccer player in the world.

African HIV-Carriers Should Be Branded: Swaziland Legislator

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A legislator in the African nation of Swaziland has called for all those infected with the HIV virus to be branded on the buttocks....

Hoping for Healthy Mothers All Over the Globe

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christy Turlington Burns

As I celebrate Mother's Day, I am reminded of how fortunate those of us who have access to healthcare are and I am hopeful that those who do not, will, in the foreseeable future.