Swaziland
Swaziland’s pro-democracy protesters demonstrate outside UN

Protesters are calling on the international community to isolate King Mswati which they say would be the real recognition of the will of the ordinary people agitating for democracy

Pro-democracy protests against Swaziland’s monarch intensify on ‘Independence Day’

The protests held across the 59 constituencies in Swaziland against the rule of the absolute monarchy were successful despite the deployment of security forces to crackdown.

Crackdown on pro-democracy forces in Swaziland continues

Pro-democracy parties in Swaziland have criticized the delegation of Southern Africa Development Community for understating the atrocities committed by the army of King Mswati

Freedom of press, information at risk in eSwatini following internet shutdown and detention and torture of ‘New Frame’ journalists

Joint declaration from international progressive media projects condemning the detention and torture of two ‘New Frame’ journalists in eSwatini while they were covering the protests there

24 killed and over 70 injured amid crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Swaziland

In spite of the militarized crackdown, people across urban and rural Swaziland are taking to the streets against Africa’s last absolute monarch. The Communist Party calls for sustained uprising on a country-wide scale in order to “exhaust the army and police.”

Unprecedented pro-democracy protests erupt in Swaziland

While the people have been protesting the monarch’s rule since years, lately, the country has been witnessing an unprecedented country-wide wave of pro-democracy and anti-monarchy protests.

King Mswati may have fled Swaziland, but the pro-democracy struggle against monarchy is far from over

While the government has denied reports about the King fleeing from the country, it has not convinced the banned opposition political parties who have been mobilizing over the last couple of weeks in an unprecedented wave of protests against the last absolute monarch in Africa.

Swaziland protests Pro-democracy protesters arrested by King Mswati’s police in Swaziland

Defying the ban on demonstrations amid a wave of pro-democracy protests against King Mswati’s rule, residents of at least four of Swaziland’s 59 constituencies held demonstrations over the weekend 

Unprecedented pro-democracy protests in Swaziland rattle the last absolute monarch in Africa

The Communist Party of Swaziland will defy the ban on demonstrations and hold protest marches in 16 of Swaziland’s 59 constituencies this weekend. At least 25 other constituencies have already witnessed protests.

Suspected police hand in death of youth in Swaziland sparks mass protests

The alleged role of the police in the death of Thabani Nkomonye has led to huge protests. Security forces attacked his memorial service and arrested student protesters, including Bafanabakhe Sacolo, secretary general of the Swaziland National Union of Students

Swaziland union vows to fight back after Taiwanese garment factory files “false” charges

FTM Garments filed a case against Amalgamated Trade Unions of Swaziland (ATUSWA), a week after the union had taken the company to court over the former’s refusal to recognize it

Five activists arrested in police raid in Swaziland have been released

According to police, the documents calling for democracy that were confiscated in the raids may be considered treasonous

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