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2008-11-04 07:51:58

Nelson Mdlovu moved past his fear to line up with nine other anxious men for a 30-minute circumcision procedure. Shortly thereafter, he left the small clinic with a skip in his step and smile on his face.  Mdlovu, who believes the circumcision "will change my life", is among of hundreds of Swazi men who have chosen to be circumcised following the U.N.'s conclusion last year that the procedure could reduce the risk of HIV by up to 60 percent. With training provided by Israeli surgeons,...

2008-07-09 06:00:30

Excerpt form report by Barbara Among entitled:"Swaziland to buy ARVs from Uganda" published by Ugandan newspaper The New Vision website on 9 July His Majesty King Mswati III of Swaziland, who is on a four-day state visit, yesterday toured the new anti-AIDS and anti-malaria drug plant in Luzira, Kampala.Swazi Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Mathedelene said the Swazi government would initially buy drugs from Uganda when the factory starts full production. "This visit is part of our efforts...

2008-06-25 12:00:04

Text of report by South Africa-based Zim Online website on 25 June [Report by Jameson Mombe: "SADC Meets on Zim as US Says Will Not Recognise Poll"] JOHANNESBURG - The United States (US) has said it will not recognise the outcome of Zimbabwe's presidential run-off election on Friday being held amid worsening political violence that has killed 86 opposition members and displaced 200,000 others. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who has taken refuge in the Dutch embassy in Harare...

2008-06-14 09:00:41

By Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman Jun. 14--"Themba will not live more than a year. There is a very good chance that his 2-year-old son also has HIV. But today the Lord used His people to remind Themba of his hope for eternity, and to give him strength for another day. Perhaps that is enough." -- The Rev. David Busic, after visiting a man with HIV in Swaziland BETHANY -- Oklahoma and Swaziland are continents apart, yet they now are connected through a long-term partnership to combat the...

2006-08-15 08:20:00

By Terri Coles TORONTO -- In Swaziland they are called "lishendes" -- multiple concurrent sexual partners -- and they are the driving factor behind the HIV epidemic in southern Africa, said researchers on Monday at the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto. Instead of casual sexual encounters with multiple partners, established partnerships outside of marriage are fueling a generalized epidemic in southern African countries. These partnerships often involve inconsistent condom use and...

2006-03-17 18:32:37

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Women and girls are far more vulnerable to AIDS than men and need their own U.N. agency to defend them, just as the U.N. children's fund UNICEF protects young people, a top U.N. envoy said on Friday. "What has happened to women is such a gross and palpable violation of human rights that the funding must be found," said Stephen Lewis, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy for AIDS in Africa. "We must right the wrong." Lewis, just back from a trip to...

2006-03-17 19:20:00

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Women and girls are far more vulnerable to AIDS than men and need their own U.N. agency to defend them, just as the U.N. children's fund UNICEF protects young people, a top U.N. envoy said on Friday. "What has happened to women is such a gross and palpable violation of human rights that the funding must be found," said Stephen Lewis, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy for AIDS in Africa. "We must right the wrong." Lewis, just back from a trip to Lesotho...

2006-02-24 08:35:00

By Rebecca Harrison MBABANE (Reuters) - It's not every day that hordes of men fight to forego their foreskins -- especially not in a country where circumcision was banned by a 19th century king. But in the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland, circumcision is making a comeback after research showed the age-old rite may help stop the spread of HIV. Volunteers eager for the snip almost rioted at an overbooked clinic in the capital last month. "There was a stampede," said Dr. Mark Mills,...

2006-02-23 22:38:59

By Rebecca Harrison SITHOBELA, Swaziland (Reuters) - Dreaming of leafy spinach and rows of juicy beetroot, 13-year-old Cinisile Mamba yanks withered weeds from the ground and prepares to plant. Life has not been kind to Mamba. Her parents died of AIDS before passing on crucial farming skills, leaving her to care for three younger siblings in a country ravaged by five years of drought. "I want to grow spinach and beetroot to feed my brother and sisters but I don't know how," she told...

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2005-08-29 11:15:00

By Rebecca Harrison LUDZIDZINI ROYAL VILLAGE, Swaziland (Reuters) - More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins vied to become the King of Swaziland's 13th wife on Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, arrived dressed in a leopard-skin loincloth to watch the Reed Dance ceremony, which he has used since 1999 to pluck new brides from the girls dressed in little more than beaded...


Latest Swaziland Reference Libraries

Border Cave
2012-07-31 11:49:04

Border Cave is a rock shelter on the western slope of the Lebombo Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal near the border of South Africa and Swaziland. The west-facing cave is located about 330 feet below the crest of Lebombo range and offers a wide and long-range view of the Swazi countryside below. It is a semi-circular cave with a long horizontal opening, measuring some 133 feet across. It was formed from the Jurassic lavas as a result of differential weathering. Border Cave has a long...

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2007-12-21 11:03:40

The Grey Rhebok or Grey Rhebuck (Pelea capreolus), is a species of antelope endemic to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. They prefer grassy, mountainous habitat They are also known as the Vaal Rhebok or Vaalribbok. Rheboks carry a woolly grey coat to insulate them from the cold of their habitat. Only the males carry the straight horns. Males become extremely aggressive during the breeding season.

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.