King Mswati III has been ruling over the nation since 1986, four years after the death of his father king Sobhuza. 70% of the population languishes in poverty while the king spends billions of dollars every year on personal luxuries
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
Today we look at the release of a student leader in Swaziland, the persecution of a human rights lawyer in Egypt, and more
The arrest of Colani Maseko and subsequent torture of student leaders coincided with a fresh wave of anti-monarchist protests
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.
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.
We also take a look at the attempts by coup regime in Bolivia to target Mexican embassy, and the repression against leftist and pro-democracy activists in Swaziland.