Around the World in 8 Minutes: Swaziland rises in rage against absolute monarch

The Political Parties Assembly (PPA), a coalition of five political parties, last week announced that it had documented the names and addresses of at least 43 protesters killed in the crackdown on the pro-democracy protests

July 12, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In this episode of Around the World in 8 Minutes, we take a look at the recent protests in Swaziland against the autocracy of King Mswati III. An unprecedented movement has broken out demanding democracy in both the political and economic spheres. This movement has been met with brutal repression even as the king has fled the country.