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swaziland students protest Swaziland police torture students agitating for scholarships

Seven students, including the president of the students’ union, were detained for four hours and tortured.

Teachers in Swaziland demand immediate solution to education crisis Teachers in Swaziland demand immediate solution to education crisis

The education sector is in shambles due to the government’s decision to freeze new hiring, casualization of primary and secondary school teachers, and the failure to pay education funds to schools

Swaziland nurses strike Nurses in Swaziland seek urgent solution to drug and food shortage in hospitals

The nurses have threatened to stage a strike if the crisis is not addressed in four weeks. The dire shortage of vital drugs has been termed a “population extinguisher” by activists.

Maxwell Dlamini and Musa Ngubeni Swaziland youth leader convicted of false charges after 8 years

Musa Ngubeni, along with his fellow activist, Maxwell Dlamini, was arrested on April 12 while protesting in support of democracy and socio-economic justice.

Mswati III Mswati wants to further starve underfunded hospitals and schools

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 Swaziland: Trade unions boycott King Mswati’s businesses after bar on strike

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

Civil servants in Swaziland set to strike over salary hikes

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

Swaziland: Working class continues​ to fight for democracy and rights

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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