April 18, 2014
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Court case against Swazi activists is a farce

Aug 30, 2013 0

The court case of two political activists in the tiny absolute monarchy of Swaziland is getting increasingly farcical. Secretary General of youth league SWAYOCO, Maxwell Dlamini, and political activist Musa Ngubeni were arrested in 2011 on charges of contravening Swaziland’s ...

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Swazi ”selections” begin

Aug 29, 2013 0

Swaziland’s elections have started, elections that many people in the small absolute monarchy jokingly refer to as “selections”, not elections. The reason for this is obvious, if you bother to scratch a little below the surface of Swaziland’s so-called traditional ...

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Swaziland is deliberately traumatizing political activists

Aug 16, 2013 0

Swaziland’s absolute monarchy has a record of harassing, torturing and arbitrarily detaining political activists, and then either leaving them to rot in prison while waiting for the completion of seemingly endless court cases, or releasing them on bail, after which ...

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Wonder Mkhonza granted bail

May 11, 2013 0

According to a statement today from PUDEMO national spokesperson, Zakhele Mabuza, Wonder Mkhonza has been granted a bail of 15 000 emalangeni, approximately 1650 US$. Wonder Mkhonza was arrested on April 12 for allegedly possessing 5000 political pamphlets, and the ...

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Swazi civil society warns diplomats of government clamp down

Apr 15, 2013 0

During meetings with diplomats from the embassies of several Western countries, held in Pretoria last week, representatives from Swaziland’s civil society warned that Swaziland’s government was actively trying to obstruct their work and shut them down. Representatives from Swaziland United ...

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Swazi women rally against “abuse and inequality”

Mar 11, 2013 0

We are against “all forms of abuse, inequality, inadequate justice system and the clashes between traditional laws and constitutional laws,” a press release issued by the Swaziland Rural Women Association (SRWA) stated in connection with the celebration of the International ...

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