Swaziland

Mswati III

The autocrat remains determined to reign in expenditure on hospitals and schools in order to balance the budget, while continuing to live a decadent multi-million dollar lifestyle in palaces

Swaziland workers

King Mswati spent more than $74 million on his birthday while claiming that there are not sufficient funds to raise the salaries of public servants who have lost purchasing power by more than 14% in the last two years

The Communist Party of Swaziland and the Public Sector Associations of Swaziland noted that the government of king Mswati III had been spending vast amounts wastefully even as the country was in social and economic crisis

Ep 04 Around the world on 8 minutes

In this episode, we take you India, where Delhi police have charged three communist students leaders with sedition. We also look into the Los Angeles teachers’ strike and Swaziland civil servants’ strike call.

Swaziland teachers resist police action

Myeni, a leader of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), was arrested on August 26, 2018, after he resisted a police officer from firing into a teachers’ protest two days before.

The landlocked nation of Swaziland in Africa is regularly witnessing strikes and protests as the people are rising up to assert their rights. 

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