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Urgent Action Update: 61 people remain homeless after forced eviction in Swaziland

Four families (61 people including 33 children) remain homeless after forced eviction and having their homes demolished

1st Update on UA 071/18 issued 30/05/2018

Urgent Action: Dozens left homeless after forced eviction in Swaziland

Dozens of people, including 33 children, were left homeless after their homes were demolished using bulldozers

UA 071/18 issued 12/04/2018
Jul 13 2015 5:46PM
I'm dreaming: how I felt when my husband came home

Bheki Makhubu, a Swaziland editor and prisoner of conscience, was freed on 30 June after being jailed alongside human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko. His wife Fikile spoke to us after his release about her relief, and the pain of having...

Jun 29 2013 2:32PM
Swaziland: PM boasts about breaching human rights

Opponents of dictatorships often assume they're being monitored by the authorities. But few dictators boast about it, as Swaziland Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini has done. He told Parliament recently that the regime was keeping files...

Feb 17 2013 9:16AM
Say a prayer for freedom in Swaziland

Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion were all dealt yet another blow in Swaziland on Saturday. In the last feudal dictatorship in Africa, it is not even possible to pray for the future of the country any more...

May 12 2012 12:44PM
Arrested for sporting a union logo: Swaziland

A schoolteacher in Swaziland waiting for a bus was arrested last week just for carrying a bag with the logo of the newly united union confederation TUCOSWA, the Trades Union Congress of Swaziland. Wandile Ndlela was approached by...

Nov 1 2011 4:53AM
Swaziland: police stop people praying for democracy

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting decision at the weekend not to even mention Swaziland looks more ridiculous than ever with the news on Monday (31 October) that the Royal Swazi Police have even stopped workers holding a...

Sep 6 2011 9:37AM
Swaziland: where independence doesn't mean freedom

Today (6 September) is Independence Day in Swaziland, but for the ordinary people, independence has led to neither freedom nor prosperity. The last remaining feudal dictatorship in Africa has created one of the world's poorest country...

Apr 26 2011 9:46AM
Protest at human rights abuses in Swaziland: the King is coming to the wedding

King Mswati III of Swaziland is the last feudal monarch of an African country, and he presides over a country with the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the world, where 80% of the population live in absolute poverty and political...

Swaziland: Authorities must end their violent crackdown

Amnesty International has condemned the use by the Swaziland authorities of state of emergency-style measures to crush peaceful anti-government protests taking place across the country and urged the authorities to return to the rule of law. "We are alarmed by the levels of state violence in the past 24 hours and the numbers of arbitrary and secret detentions witnessed during this period and fear that those targeted may be at risk of torture," said Amnesty International. Amnesty International has learned that union leaders who had been released from custody late yesterday were placed under

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