Swaziland
Residence of Swazi pro-democracy leader bombed by alleged state-sponsored hit-squad

Mlungisi Makhanya, president of one of the largest pro-democracy political parties, PUDEMO, whose house was attacked “remains unshaken, defiant”

King’s forces attack Communist Party of Swaziland members as pro-democracy protests continue 

“I was held face down at gunpoint with my arms and legs bound behind for half an hour, while they fired shots and chased down my comrades,” CPS central committee member Vuyiswa Maseko told Peoples Dispatch. 

Communist Party of Swaziland organizer is attacked again as regime turns jittery

The police attempted to arrest CPS member Bongi Nkambule, who was abducted and tortured by the police in March. When they failed to capture him, they took his wife into custody and beat her up in the police station. There has been an upsurge of resistance in Swaziland recently

Swaziland One year after a brutal crackdown, the struggle for democracy remains alive in Swaziland

June 29 was observed as a day of commemoration in Swaziland to honor the dozens of people killed by the forces of King Mswati III during the unprecedented anti-monarchist uprising of 2021

South African communist Amos Mbedzi, who fought apartheid, dies a martyr for liberation of Swaziland

The South African Communist Party and the Communist Party of Swaziland along with several pro-democracy groups have vowed to continue the struggle for Swaziland’s liberation from the rule of King Mswati III, the last absolute monarch in Africa, for which Mbedzi paid the ultimate price

Anti-government protests gain momentum in Swaziland

King Mswati III has been ruling over the nation since 1986, four years after the death of his father king Sobhuza. 70% of the population languishes in poverty while the king spends billions of dollars every year on personal luxuries

Mbongwa Dlamini Swaziland Amid dispute over wages, Swaziland police resumes persecution of teachers’ union leader

Earlier this month, Mbongwa Dlamini’s residence was sprayed with a hail of bullets by a highly militarized unit of the police called the Operation Support Service Unit (OSSU), putting the lives of his children in danger

University of Swaziland King’s forces occupy University of Swaziland campus; students evicted using live fire, tear gas

Students in various campuses across the country have been boycotting classes since April 7, demanding the transfer of living allowances that remain unpaid for many since the academic year began in November 2021

Communist Party of Swaziland activist arrested Communist Party of Swaziland activist abducted and beaten up amid rising repression

Bongi Nkambule, a Communist Party activist, was allegedly kidnapped by the police while returning from the Manzini court where charges against his comrades, including the former general secretary of the students’ union, were being heard

King Mswati’s soldiers abduct children of a Communist Party leader in Swaziland

40 soldiers invaded the home of a Communist Party leader and kidnapped his two children who were held in custody for several hours before being released

Student leader in Swaziland granted bail after protesters threaten to render kingdom “ungovernable”

The arrest of Colani Maseko and subsequent torture of student leaders coincided with a fresh wave of anti-monarchist protests

Despite mass shooting and repression, unions in Swaziland continue struggle for rights and democracy

Close to two weeks after security forces fired on nurses and teachers ahead of a protest, trade unions in Swaziland determinedly continue their fight for better working conditions, living wages and democratization