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By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 19th, 2012
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Peter Kenworthy Swaziland’s democratic movement remains defiant and resolute in the face of police intimidation and brutality. “As we wind down the day, it would be folly for the government to think we’ve retreated. We’re going to reenergize ourselves, to regroup and to mobilise more so that we come ...
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Apr 10th, 2012
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By Peter Kenworthy, Africa Contact 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 viole...
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Feb 24th, 2012
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By Peter Kenworthy, Africa Contact “The strategy of the Moroccan regime is to starve the Saharawi refugees into accepting the Moroccan position. They pressurize the UN into not giving the refugees more aid,” says the Minister of Cooperation in Western Sahara’s exile government the Saharawi Arab Democ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 3rd, 2012
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By Peter Kenworthy, Africa Contact President of the Swaziland National Union of Students, Maxwell Dlamini, has been released on bail today [3. February]. The money for the 50,000 Rand bail (€5000) – the largest bail ever in Swazi legal history –was raised by Maxwell’s father, Nimrod Dlamini, and loca...
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Jan 18th, 2012
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By Peter Kenworthy, Africa Contact The trial of Swazi student leader and political prisoner, Maxwell Dlamini, finally started last week after having been postponed and delayed since last April, where Maxwell Dlamini was apprehended by police and allegedly tortured and forced to sign a confession to b...