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Sudan and eSwatini stand up for their rights

Civilians are standing up for democracy in two African countries, risking life and limb to do so. 🔸 Pro-democracy protests in our neighbouring country, eSwatini (Swaziland), started in June and have escalated over the past two weeks; armed police have used force and authorities temporarily shut down internet services. Protesters, most of them university students …

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eSwatini again rocked by violence

Pro-democracy protests in eSwatini, previously known as Swaziland, have left at least one person dead and around 80 others injured. Protests led by students, civil servants and transport workers flared up about two weeks ago; things turned violent in Africa’s last absolute monarchy yesterday when security forces used live ammunition against protesting nurses, about 30 …

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eSwatini: pro-democracy protests

A match has been lit in the Kingdom of eSwatini. The continent’s last absolute monarchy, formerly called Swaziland, has this week been rocked by pro-democracy protests. More than 20 people have reportedly been killed by the military and police, and dozens detained. King Mswati III has ultimate authority over parliament, cabinet and the judiciary, plus …

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