Swaziland
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

Dozens injured as army and police brutally attack pro-democracy protesters in Swaziland

Swaziland is seeing a fresh round of protests against the rule of Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch. Despite severe repression, students, transport workers, civil servants and other sections of society are out on the streets

Students in Swaziland’s William Pitcher college boycott exams despite brutal crackdown

Students are demanding a refund of the fees they had paid for hostels as the facilities were not used due to the lockdown. The protesting students were brutalized by the army and are being locked out by the police in Manzini city, but are continuing with the exam boycott

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.

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