King Mswati III
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.

Tunisian president ousts PM and suspends parliament after protests and other stories

Today we look at the situation in Tunisia following the suspension of the Parliament, the arrest of pro-democracy MPs in Swaziland, and more

Around the World in 8 Minutes: Swaziland rises in rage against absolute monarch

The Political Parties Assembly (PPA), a coalition of five political parties, last week announced that it had documented the names and addresses of at least 43 protesters killed in the crackdown on the pro-democracy protests

Ex-DESA head convicted in the assassination of activist Berta Caceres and other stories

Today we look at the conviction of Roberto Castillo in the murder of Honduran activist Berta Caceres, the violent crackdown on protestors in Swaziland, and more

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.”

Protests spread amid severe shortages and soaring prices in Lebanon and other stories

Today we look at the crisis in Lebanon as the state cuts subsidies, the trial ordered against digital rights activist Ola Bini in Ecuador, and more

Protests intensify in Swaziland as people demand an end to monarchy and other stories

Today we look at the pro-democracy protests in Swaziland, the ceasefire announced in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, demolitions in Occupied Jerusalem’s Silwan area, and more

Killings of social leaders and ex-combatants continue in Colombia and other stories

Today we look at 2 months of Colombia’s National Strike, the release of activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah from prison in Saudi Arabia, and more

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 

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