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Only 12 public ambulances serve Swaziland population of 1.1 million

Director of the Emergency Preparedness Response Department under the Ministry of Health, Masitsela Mhlanga, told media there were 20 broken-down ambulances in garages that were not being fixed,Swazimedia.blogspotreported.


Avocado 'green gold' ripe and ready for South Africa's farmers

NELSPRUIT, South Africa (Reuters) - Whether you like to squash it onto your toast in the morning, millennial-style, eat it to cut your cholesterol with healthy unsaturated oil, or moisturize your face with it - if you live in the West, you’re probably rarely far from an avocado.

REUTERS UK - 2018-06-20 13:32:49

Sands puts eSwatini on the map

Putting the Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) on the map one single at a time is Sandizo Matsebula’s mission. The Swazi-born and bred artist, known by his stage name Sands, is planning a southern African tour.


China angles for Swaziland to ditch Taiwan before major African summit

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hopes self-ruled Taiwan's only remaining African ally, Swaziland, will sever ties with Taipei before China hosts a summit of African leaders this year, the foreign ministry said on Friday, keeping up the pressure on Taiwan. FILE PHOTO: Hua Chunying, spokeswoman of China's


The kingdom that China just can't flip

Mbabane, Swaziland (CNN)When 15-year-old Nozipho Mpapane first arrived at the temple as a tiny child, she thought the hundreds of white statues inlaid into the walls were dolls to play with.


Pride month: African places that celebrate pride - This Is Africa

However, not all African countries are intolerant. Some host pride festivals to give the LGBTQI+ community an opportunity for self-affirmation, to proclaim their dignity and equal rights, to increase their visibility as a social group, build community and celebrate sexual diversity and gender varian


Jama Mahlalela named Raptors 905 head coach | The Star

A native of Mbabane, Swaziland, Mahlalela grew up in the Toronto area and played college basketball for five years at the University of British Columbia.“We are very excited to add Jama as our new head coach,” Raptors 905 general manager Dan Tolzman said in a statement. “After proving himself as an


Meet the five teams hoping to change Africa's World Cup story

The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament kicks off from June 14 in Russia. Africa has five representatives in this elite competition: Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco, and Tunisia. The continent’s teams secured their spots after a long build-up involving a preliminary knock out phase followed by a four te


Kenya 0-1 Swaziland: Poor Harambee Stars suffer home defeat in the hands of Swaziland

After an impressive run with his club, Gor Mahia's Boniface Oluoch was reinstated in goal, with FK Tirana’s defender Eric Ouma making a return while AFC Leopards defender Michael Kibwage making his senior national team debut.


Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne optimistic ahead of Swaziland tie

Both matches will be played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, with tickets set to retail at Sh100 (Terrace) and Sh300 (VIP). The team will then travel to India to take part in the 2018 Intercontinental Cup where Stars will face hosts India, New Zealand, and Taiwan.


Kenya v Swaziland Match Preview, 25/05/2018, Friendlies | Goal.com

This will be Sebastien Migne's first assignment as the head coach of Harambee Stars following his appointment early this month.It is a must win match for the Stars considering their opponents are more than twenty places behind them in the latest Fifa rankings.


Harambee Stars duo make rallying call to fans ahead of Swaziland friendly

Kahata said that team’s preparation is a unique one with a number of new faces, both in the playing unit and the technical bench, though the Gor Mahia midfielder reiterated the initial call by teammate Haron Shakava for fans to turn up in large numbers and cheer the team to victory.


Bafana to face Madagascar in Cosafa Cup as Lesotho, Zambia reach semis

Lesotho edged Swaziland 1-0 in their quarter-final, while Zambia needed penalties to see off Namibia, who had the better of the chances in a fixture that finished 0-0.


Ailing George Odhiambo yet to report to Harambee Stars camp ahead of the friendly against Swaziland

All local-based players, including AFC Leopards’ trio of Michael Kibwage, Whyvonne Isuza and Duncan Otieno initially called up to the squad, took part in the session


eSwatini: King Mswati III; Lifestyles of the rich and royal

Aside from renaming the country on its 50thIndependence Day celebrations, the King of eSwatini also saw fit to gift himself a R2,7 billion Airbus A340-300 for his 50thbirthday, which coincided with the former. Not only did the plane cost the royal R200 million to buy and an additional R500 million t


Bathu is the new sneaker brand on SA celebs feet

Bathu, which means a shoe in township lingo, was established in 2015 and has already gained a huge following from the country’s celebrities, trendy business leaders and the ordinary folk.


Botswana almost break Cosafa Cup goals record in win over Mauritius

The other group match, between Angola and Malawi, was played at the same time in Seshego Stadium on the outskirts of Polokwane and ended in a 0-0 stalemate.


Taiwan has just one diplomatic ally left in Africa and China is eagerly eyeing it off

China is eyeing off Taiwan's last diplomatic ally in Africa, Swaziland.Last week Burkino Faso became the fourth country in two years to cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China, leaving Taiwan with just one ally in Africa.After signing a document to formalize China-Burkino Faso relations, China's fore


Alumna Njeim Shares Atlantis Program Study-Abroad Experience

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences provides a robust array of study abroad opportunities designed to develop life-long partnerships, promote cultural awareness, and provide an understanding of the global dimensions of students' majors. One such opportunity, the Atlantis Pro


Once Influential in Africa, Taiwan Loses All But One Ally

China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, and Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Alpha Barry attend a signing ceremony establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries in Beijing, May 26, 2018.