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Pro-democracy protests flare up in Eswatini

Oct 14 2021

MBABANE (Reuters) -Pro-democracy protests have flared up in Eswatini, months after authorities loyal to the southern African country's absolute monarch quashed an earlier round of demonstrations using tear gas and water cannon.

Eswatini authorities crack down on 'satanic' anti-monarchy protesters

Jul 16 2021

MBABANE (Reuters) -Eswatini police fired teargas and water cannon at anti-monarchy protesters on Friday, the head of a teachers' union said, while videos on social media showed demonstrators running away as shots rang out in the background.

Anti-monarchy protests in African kingdom eSwatini turn violent

Jun 29 2021

MBABANE (Reuters) -Government forces in the southern African kingdom of eSwatini

eSwatini will not use AstraZeneca vaccine after S.Africa trial data

Feb 10 2021

MBABANE eSwatini will no longer use AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, its health minister said on Tuesday, after a trial showed it gave minimal protection against mild-to-moderate COVID-19 caused by the dominant variant in South Africa.

eSwatini opposition leaders, activists targeted in police raids

Dec 20 2019

MBABANE Police in eSwatini arrested the head of the southern African country's largest opposition party and several other politicians and activists in raids on their houses on Friday, their parties said.

Taiwan's last African ally holds out despite overtures by China

Aug 31 2018

MBABANE While China meets African leaders at a major summit in Beijing next week, the king of eSwatini, self-ruled Taiwan's last remaining ally on the continent, will be hosting thousands of people at a traditional Reed Dance ceremony.

Taiwan's last Africa ally tells China 'no desire' to switch ties

Aug 22 2018

BEIJING/MBABANE Taiwan's last diplomatic ally in Africa, the Kingdom of eSwatini, said on Wednesday it had no intention of switching ties to China, after a Chinese diplomat said he expected it to ditch Taipei soon amid a bitter diplomatic dispute. | Video

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