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Peter Kenworthy

Peter Kenworthy has a degree in International Development Studies and English from Roskilde University and has worked for several NGOs, including Amnesty International and Africa Contact. He is a contributing author to “African Awakening: The emerging revolutions“.

Peter Kenworthy

Siemens criticised over Western Sahara deal

May 13, 2012 0

A spokesperson for the United Nations Global Compact has said that they “are looking into the issue” of the deal between Siemens Denmark and the Moroccan government to build 22 windmills near El Aaaiun in occupied Western Sahara. Siemens is ...

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Let them eat cake, Princess Sikhanyiso

May 8, 2012 4

“Most people have the Internet on their phones – I think almost everyone in Swaziland is on Facebook.” Princess Sikhanyiso, the eldest daughter of Swaziland’s absolute monarch, King Mswati III, is speaking about the telecommunications industry in Swaziland at her graduation ...

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New strategy for Swazi democratic movement?

Apr 28, 2012 1

“I would say there is a strong feeling that we need to revisit our strategy.” Swaziland National Union of Students activist Ace Lushaba is speaking of the clamp down on recent protests against king Mswati III’s undemocratic, brutal, cleptocratic regime. There ...

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The democratic movement that cried wolf

Apr 26, 2012 0

Messages proclaiming the final days of King Mswati’s absolute monarchy in Swaziland, or the revolutionary uprising of thousands of Swazis, have been conveyed many times by individuals and organisations within Swaziland’s democratic movement. Here are a few examples from the ...

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Stop development aid to Swazi monarch,’ says democratic front

Apr 20, 2012 0

It is time for the international community to act in response to the Swazi government’s repeated human rights violations, says Wandile Dludlu, Project Coordinator of the Swaziland United Democratic Front, an umbrella organisation of all progressive democratic forces in Swaziland. A ...

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Swazis call for democracy on state of emergency anniversary

Apr 11, 2012 0

Last years April 12 protests that called for democratisation of Swaziland’s absolute monarchy, amongst other things by removing the state of emergency that has been in place since April 12 1973, were thwarted by countless road blockades, detainments and police ...

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