Pro-democracy protests in Swaziland
Swaziland transport workers’ leader remains defiant despite threats from King’s Deputy Prime Minister

Swaziland’s Deputy PM Themba Masuku has threatened to imprison Sticks Nkambule, the leader of transport workers’ union whose members withdrew labor and brought Swaziland to a halt on December 13-14

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

Oxfam: COVID-19, inequality, rising food prices driving severe poverty and other stories

Today we look at an Oxfam report on global extreme poverty rates, rising deaths among unhoused people across the US, and more

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 released on bail in Swaziland, persecution of Egyptian lawyer and other stories

Today we look at the release of a student leader in Swaziland, the persecution of a human rights lawyer in Egypt, and more

Mexico’s Supreme Court ratifies order to halt cultivation of GMO corn and other stories

Today we look at a ruling by Mexico’s Supreme Court upholding a ban on GMO corn, ongoing violence against protestors in Swaziland, and more

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

Thousands protest against right-wing coup attempts in Bolivia and other stories

Today we look at mobilizations in defense of the Indigenous Wiphala flag in Bolivia, protests for democracy and quality education across schools in Swaziland, and more