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I have recently started a book about a young woman in Eswatini whose personal journey depicts the hardships faced by almost every woman in the country. Below is an excerpt...

EXILED: Losing Thabo

"Don't tell me you have never wanted to see justice done for all the injustices you have suffered! That you haven't wished for your baby's killer to be tried in a fair court of law, instead of roaming free as if he is innocent while we know he's not. That you haven't longed for retribution against your employees who fired you for your political views just because they don't align with theirs. This is our time sis', to right the wrongs done to us by this unjust system. It's time we fought for what is rightfully ours! We can't be governed by a bunch of individuals who priorities money over the people's welfare. Government officials who accept bribes and look the other way while someone is being killed. It's time we take back the power because it belongs to us. Time has run out for this cruel regime which silences us by using guns and brutality and if you do not join the fight now, who will fight for you when they do come for you, because they will?"

Tears trickled down Lindiwe's cheek as she listened to her brothers passionate please. She hung her head in defeat as the inevitability of the situation struck her, she could feel it in her bones that this was it. With her life stripped bare of all possibilities of a bright future she had no other option but to fight

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Why is everyone I know so broken?

They are holding on to expired love tokens

the days and nights her previous crumpled her’s aside

Sat her down with a hefty pound.

Am I a magnet to love that turns to gray?

To feelings turning the tide,

and hearts stumbling away?

Will they ever be free

from past moments shared and cherished?

Do I really have to see past the eye?

Mend and nature their broken hearts?

While the next better man,

Tears them in pieces apart?

don’t term it a calling

I can’t be the middle man falling

Like a river bound to its doom

Am sure to run dry.

to this quest, well I bid goodbye.

Siphesihle Moses Shabangu

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Often, we christians beat ourselves up when tables stop turning the clockwise way, when terrible terrors sing tunes of sorrow in our spiritualities. We often overlook that God has a greater influence on us when we are feeling down. Truly, it is then that we should seek his grace. In 2 nd Corinthians 12 verse 9, God says through Paul, “... my grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak...”. He who planned our lives long before we existed (Jeremiah 1 verse 5), to Him we should pledge our loyalty for eternity because the solid foundation that he has laid cannot be shaken( 2 nd Timothy 2 verse 19).

I know there are people who have suffered the threats of a longed suffering. People whom have lost the faith to praise God; their hearts have started to believe and adapt to the darkness that seems eternal even during the day. My fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, there are some things that time can never mend, some hurts that go too deep that they take hold, but God’s grace can wipe the tears that have rolled down your chicks as Billie’s “ocean of tears”. It is time you change your constant prayers. 1 st John 3 verse 22 says, “we receive from Him what we ask because we obey His commands and do what pleases Him...”. You may have prayed for His grace that He may make your plans prosperous every year, but got no immediate responses. I say to you today, start praying to God for a plan, ask of the wisdom to get a prosperous plan, for through God given plans only can you emerge victoriously. He came that we may have life and have it in abundance (John 10 verse 10.) Even through your trials, listen and live by His

commands, for in 1 st Corinthians 10 verses 12-13, He says, “whoever thinks he is standing firm better be careful that he does not fall. Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps His promise,

and He will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time of the test, He will give you strength to endure it and so provide you with a way out...”

Brothers and sisters, let us seek first the kingdom of God and all the good things shall be granted to us, let us bring forth the love of God before everything. The bible says, happy are the eyes that see what we have seen in Jesus, for many Kings and Knights desire to see what we observe but cannot and to hear that which we have heard, but did not (Luke 10 verse 23). Be sure to always show your faith because as the body is dead without the spirit, also faith without actions is dead (James 2 verse 26). Know that loving God is a personal task. It is not just inherited from family, friends or religions. You have got to stand to that faith from winter through summer. Stick by the word, hold on to the word and you shall see him (Hosea 4 verse 5).

Add effort into your salvation, least you want to lose it. Desire more spiritual doings. Submit to God all your sins. Well, you will never succeed in life if you hide your sins. Confess them and give them up, then God will show mercy to you (Proverbs 28 verse 13). Be sure to refrain from the use of hard words. The book of James 3 verse 10 reveals that, “ words of thanksgiving and cursing pour out from the same mouth. My brothers, this should not happen!” . We often take this issue of the tongue very lightly, this should not happen. Sweet springs do not give salty water, nor does a fig tree bear olives. The mouth speaks that which the heart is full of. The time to ask God’s complete

guidance is now. You do not need to be flashy to show Him loyalty. You do not need to be famous for the significance of the Lord’s power to elevate through you! He is always the missing part of the puzzle and a fortune treasures await your journey of life, on one condition; you make God your mentor, love your neighbour as you love yourselves and lean not to your own understandings.

To be continued...

Siphesihle Moses Shabangu

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Terrible Predicament

two decades of fluffy sweet years

a false fairy-tale tickled ears

from dust to dawn,

winter through summer

smiles widened through their faces

a golden spoon and a silver platter,

a blazing sunrise and a beautiful sunset,

a Shining Amour and a Royal highness...

oh! what a remorseful loss

to the noble garden of daffodils;

you left mystical Black Rose

along with the hope that flowed

in xylem as mineral salts.

you set off as the sunset

and never rose to glow again!

completely, explicitly and profusely

you vanquished love seared in their hearts

as your petals fell slow

and your stem wilted dry.

your existence faded right in summer

with no aid of frost and blizzards from winter.

you left amazing pure souls

vulnerable and prone to slumber.

you left mystical Rose

with no sick Rose time in quarantine

left all hearts pumping real low

and eyes dripping oceans of tears.

but all ain't lost, Daffodils

there's always a new summer;

there's always a next eclipse;

Solar or Lunar

celestial bodies shall align again

for that is how you came about;

as King among Daffodils.

Moses Siphesihle Shabangu.

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Meet the 78 years old High school graduate Ted Sams...

It was a joyfull moment for Ted Sams (78) and his family when he finally walked on stage to receive his high school diploma sixty years after he missed his 1962 graduation because of some teenage mischief and $4.80 (E3.40) overdue library fine he owed at his former school.

During his high school days, Ted and a friend were in a photography class when they were caught by the vice principal for photographing people without their consent and Ted was later suspended, leading to him missing the final exam and graduation. While he tried keeping up with his studies by attending summer school, Ted then found that he couldn't get his diploma because of the overdue library fine book.

“So I just walked away from it and said, 'Forget it',” he says.

In 2022, after much persuasion from his family Ted joined San Gabriel California High school in Los Angeles and got his high school diploma

Sams says he never expected to be back in high school 60 years later after he dropped out. He recounted how he would repeatedly complain to his children how a meagre $4.80 kept him from having a degree.

His daughter Sherry then suprised him by asking San Gabriel High in Los Angeles for a reprint of his diploma so he can attend graduation.

Luckily for him, the school hasn't thrown away the diploma and It was kept in a box, in senior archives.

In 27 May, Ted received an invitation from the school to be part of the graduation ceremony. The ceremony was attended by his wife and five children.

Even though it has been a long hard road, Ted says attaining his diploma has been a great achievement for him and the graduation was one of the highlights of his life.

“Actually, when he walked and got his diploma, every person on that stage hugged him and then the whole class applauded for him,” Sherry says.

Although the $4.80 fine hasn't been paid, Ted is now a graduate of San Gabriel High School's class of 2022.

Source: News24

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MLAWULA CAMPFIRE LAUNCH: Let's Adopt a Green Lifestyle for Nature to Continue Sustaining Us- Minister

The Ministry of Tourism and Environmental affairs of Eswatini Moses Vilakati says in order for people to live sustainably and in peace with nature, they should adopt and promote a greener lifestyle.

Vilakati was speaking during the launch of the 3rd edition of the Mlawula Campfire festival on Thursday, while the real event is scheduled to take place from the 28th to 30th of October 2022 at Siphiso Campsite, which is located within the Mlawula nature reserve.

The Minister says as a ministry, it is of paramount importance to them that they monitor the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. "The Ministry has a responsibility, amongst others to oveeseer conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, which is delegated to the Eswatini National Trust Commission" he said.

The launch tabbed, 'Only One Earth' occurred during the World Environmental Month and aims to promote activities that support the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources such as water, land and minerals which also tend not only to bolsters the people's lives but also attracts tourists in a country thus it's economy.

According to Vilakati, tourism is one of the pillars in the country's economic development agenda. He says the government had a wakeup call from the COVID-19 pandemic because it forced it to expand the country's domestic tourism initiatives througn enhanced product development while introducing different adventure promotions.

Vilakati further urged companies and institutions to partner with the government in hosting the event which he described as a perfect epitome of the 'Only One Earth' theme of the environmental month.

He went on saying, "This will provide an opportunity for most companies and institutions to partner with us in hosting a successful event. It is worth mentioning that the intended objectives of such an initiative can only be achieved with your participation and support, as well as inviting others from across the spectrum to enjoy the one of a kind experience. In this way, the tourism economy will increase and enable extended sharing of benefits."

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Leaders are mandated to lead with intergrity.

Abuse of power has led to conflicts which have divided a nation's people..Human greed has brought enmity and hatred between leaders and the grassroot people in my country. Violence now reigns supreme.

Our people have crossed the Rubicon of tolerance. Corruption has divided our people into two camps. Only wholesale changes in leadership and the ushering of democratic changes can save my country from anarchy and civil war.

Swaziland, my country, beg the world to pray for us!

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It's unfortunate how we become political every electioneering year

Shouting who we are supporting

Who supported you for the last five years?

God, your love Kenya

Who paid Your rent, school fees for your kids,facilities food on your table just to name a few

God, your love Kenya

Cutting across tribal lines... This is mediocrity Bana,

We need to think inner ward lyrics and outside the box,

It's no longer about where the president, comes from, my tribe how did it benefit you?

You probably buying cooking Oil the same price as everyone else is...

This frustrating country my Kenya

God, Your love Kenya

Everything is above the sky

skyrocketing prices on every basic commodity

Kutoka kwa mafuta hadi Unga

God, your love Kenya

I walk into a Supermarket I no longer buy any commodity for quality but for quantity and price consideration is my first priority.

God, your love Kenya

But till when will this go On....


I will not be put in the same shifty hole after 8th August 2022

God, Your love Kenya

We can't tell but then again we are left with ONE, To gather our thoughts and, for once make a sober and informed decisions in terms of who you vote in various seats....

God, Your love Kenya

Fail to which the suffering continues and we pass it to the next generation what a shame?

I wonder what our forefathers are thinking at this certain moments

God, Your love Kenya

It's like we probably sold our country but for WHAT?, You would ask yourself... Is it worth

We have spearheaded development in East and Central Africa we are so Much head compared with other neighboring countries...

But at what expense?


I really wonder...

God, Your love Kenya

We live at a time where the money you earn is not enough to cater most people livelihoods

Living in a deficit chasing money more than yourself....

God, your love Kenya

CATCH it if you may, Your life depends on it

Save yourself from the life your have created around yourself

Staying true to your course, your true happiness, love and harmony essentials for our soul

God, your love Kenya

My Country Kenya as we Go to Elections

I love you

May you be Peaceful

I pray and believe


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В Казани росгвардейцы выполнили задачи по обеспечению безопасности во время празднования Дня России

Военнослужащие казанского специального моторизованного полка Приволжского округа Росгвардии, бойцы ОМОН «Ак Барс» и сотрудники вневедомственной охраны Росгвардии по Республике Татарстан выполнили задачи по обеспечению безопасности жителей и гостей республики во время праздничных мероприятий, посвященных Дню России.

Традиционно, наиболее массовым местом проведения праздничных мероприятий для жителей и гостей столицы республики стала площадка возле центра семьи «Казан», где побывало около 35 тысяч человек. Помимо концерта с участием творческих коллективов и артистов эстрады там было организовано множество развлекательных зон. Завершилось мероприятие красочным салютом над акваторией реки Казанки.

Задачи по охране общественного порядка и обеспечению безопасности во время праздничных мероприятий выполнили военнослужащие казанского специального моторизованного полка Приволжского округа ВНГ России, сотрудники вневедомственной охраны и бойцы ОМОН «Ак Барс» Управления Росгвардии по Республике Татарстан во взаимодействии с сотрудниками МВД по РТ и работниками частных охранных организаций.

Благодаря совместной работе Росгвардии и МВД, при участии работников ЧОО, грубых нарушений общественного порядка и безопасности не допущено.

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В канун Дня России Президент Татарстана наградил сотрудников территориального Управления Росгвардии

Казанском Кремле состоялась церемония награждения выдающихся татарстанцев, внесших большой вклад в развитие республики, республиканскими и федеральными наградами, в числе которых были сотрудники Управления Росгвардии по Республике Татарстан.

Поприветствовав участников церемонии, Президент Татарстана отметил символизм нынешнего торжества, которое проходит в преддверии одного из главных праздников страны.

«Мы гордимся, что живем и работаем в стране с тысячелетней историей и богатейшим культурным наследием. Благодаря созидательному труду многих поколений, поддержке федерального центра и лично Президента России Владимира Путина сегодня наша республика является передовым, опорным регионом страны. Благодаря энергии и таланту людей, увлеченных своим делом, в том числе находящихся в этом зале, воплощаются в жизнь самые смелые идеи в экономике, науке, образовании, медицине, культуре, управлении и других отраслях. Ваш талант и трудолюбие, стойкость и мужество делают нашу республику сильной и процветающей. Хочу поздравить всех вас с заслуженными наградами, поблагодарить за преданность своему делу, а также вклад в развитие родной республики и страны», — сказал Президент Татарстана, обращаясь к присутствующим в зале.

Отдельно руководитель республики Рустам Минниханов подчеркнул вклад присутствующих в зале сотрудников Росгвардии, которые проявили мужество и героизм в деле отстаивания интересов Родины и мирного будущего наших граждан.

В заключение своей речи Президент Татарстана подчеркнул, что все награждаемые – люди, достойные высоких государственных наград. Он искренне поблагодарил их за преданность своему делу и еще раз поздравил с предстоящим Днем России.

По окончании вступительной части состоялась торжественная церемония: Президент РТ вручил орден Пирогова, орден Дружбы, медаль ордена «За заслуги перед Отечеством», медаль «За спасение погибавших», ордена «За заслуги перед Республикой Татарстан» и «Дуслык», медаль «За доблестный труд», благодарности Президента России и другие почетные награды.

Всего высоких наград удостоены 34 человека.

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