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    Five steps SADC must take to ensure democratic elections in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, March 31st, 2011

    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition, Johannesburg, March 30, 2011 We, Zimbabwe civil society organizations under the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition banner, strongly urge the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to urgently intervene in the Zimbabwe crisis to pave way for democratic elections that are without violence or intimidation. We reiterate that Zimbabwe is not ready for [...]

    COSATU Mpumalanga to march to the Swaziland border

    Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

    COSATU Mpumalanga Province, 28 March 2011 The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Mpumalanga will stage a protest march to the Oshoek Swaziland border gate in support of the struggle waged by the people of Swaziland for freedom and democracy.

    Swaziland: Government suspends pensions

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

    IRIN, 22 March 2011 Swaziland’s government, feeling the pinch of a growing financial crisis, has suspended this quarter’s pensions for the elderly and redirected the money to pay the school fees of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

    Zambia’s sovereign credit rating may increase debt burden, warns JCTR

    Monday, March 21st, 2011

    Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection Press Release, 21 March 2011 Zambia has been rated with a B+ by an American Credit Rating Agency, Fitch Ratings, as announced by the Minister of Finance on 3rd March 2011. The rating is meant to estimate Zambia’s credit worthiness and has been partly influenced by among other things; low [...]

    Zimbabwe, China sign $585-million trade agreements

    Monday, March 21st, 2011

    Mail and Guardian online, 21 March 2011 Zimbabwe and China on Monday signed a raft of agreements worth $585-million aimed at reviving the southern African country’s health, mining and agriculture sectors.

    Unions lead protests in Swaziland

    Monday, March 21st, 2011

    Owen Tudor, TUC, 18 March For several months, people have been asking why Northern Africa has seen huge protests, but similar poverty-stricken dictatorships elsewhere in Africa have not. Now, protests have begun in Swaziland, led today by civil service and other unions. Civil servants, students and trade unionists marched to the office of Prime Minister [...]

    ACTSA supports mass protest in Swaziland

    Thursday, March 17th, 2011

    Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) sends our solidarity and support to the activists in Swaziland who will be peacefully protesting for their democracy and rights in Manzini on Friday, 18th March.

    Swaziland United Democratic Front prepares for mass protest

    Thursday, March 17th, 2011

    The Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF), a coalition of pro-democracy formations comprising labour federations, political organizations, students, and civil society organizations (CSOs), hereby affirms its support for and participation in the MASS PROTEST action initiated by the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), commencing in Manzini on Friday, 18th March 2011.

    Zimbabwe: International Women’s Day commemoration should be supported not disrupted, says ACTSA

    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

    ACTSA Press Release, 8 March, 2011 The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has been trying to hold peaceful commemoration of International Women’s Day. They have the necessary permissions to hold events. Despite this the police have disrupted rallies and gatherings across the country in an attempt to stop them going ahead. 16 women were [...]

    Press Release: Rights for Swazi women on International Women’s Day says ACTSA

    Monday, March 7th, 2011

    March 8 marks the centenary of International Women’s Day. Millions across the world will celebrate the achievements women have made in the struggle for gender equality whilst highlighting the inequality and discrimination women still face. ACTSA in collaboration with Amnesty International UK will be holding a vigil, outside the Swaziland High Commission, to call for [...]

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