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    Invite to royal wedding should be withdrawn for Swaziland’s king

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

    Mark Beacon, Left Foot Forward Yesterday evening more than 60 protesters gathered outside London’s Dorchester Hotel, anticipating the arrival of one of the most controversial guests at the royal wedding – Africa’s only absolute monarch, king Mswati III of Swaziland.

    Malawi Expels British High Commissioner and Britain retaliates, view from a Malawian living in the UK

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

    The report on the expulsion of the British High Commissioner Mr Fegus Cochrane-Dyet to Malawi has raised concerns from all quarters of Malawian society. The Malawi government through the Minister of Foreign Affairs told the British High Commissioner to leave Malawi within 48 hours. According to various academics and historians alike, the decision is a [...]

    ACTSA and the Swaziland Vigil will tell King Mswati III – Democracy for Swaziland now

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

    ACTSA Press Release, 21 April Africa’s only absolute monarch, King Mswati III has been invited to attend the Royal Wedding on 29 April. He will be arriving on 26 April and staying at the luxurious Dorchester Hotel, along with an entourage of 50.

    South Africa – Football and Freedom, revised teacher’s pack now available

    Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

    Football and Freedom-  A teacher’s pack, revised version released today. South Africa’s Freedom Day. The pack which provides a wealth of material for teachers and students on the history, context, achievements and challenges of South Africa was first developed in time for the 2010 World Cup.

    How long can Swaziland resist reform?

    Thursday, April 21st, 2011

    Guardian Online, 21 April 2011 As waves of protest, rebellion and revolution are changing the order in north Africa, whispers of change are shaking institutions in the south. Swaziland, a small, land-locked country, is sandwiched uncomfortably between South Africa, the regional powerhouse, and Mozambique, whose aspirations continue to soar following several years of rapid economic [...]

    ACTSA calls for democracy, rights and end to violence on Zimbabwe’s Independence Day

    Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

    ACTSA press release, 18 April 2011 On 18 April Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) will mark the 31st anniversary of Zimbabwean independence with a lunchtime vigil, outside the Zimbabwe Embassy. It will pay tribute to those who fought, suffered and sacrificed for the liberation of Zimbabwe and call for democracy, justice and rights and an [...]

    Swazi King heads for Abbey – as tear gas drifts at home

    Monday, April 18th, 2011

    BBC Newsnight, 15 April 2011 Newsnight has learned that the King of Swaziland, Mswati III, is planning to visit London for the Royal Wedding, bringing an entourage of “around fifty” according to sources inside Swaziland.

    ANC calls on the Swazi Government to Unban Political parties and initiate dialogue

    Friday, April 15th, 2011

    African National Congress, 14 April 2011 The African National Congress (ANC) is deeply concerned about the current political environment in neighbouring Swaziland where a group of unarmed civilians involved in a peaceful demonstration has been violently broken up by security forces.

    SA Government Statement on the political situation in Swaziland

    Thursday, April 14th, 2011

    Department of International Relations and Cooperation, 14 April 2011 The Government of South African notes with great concern of the political developments in the Kingdom of Swaziland. In this regard, the South African government calls for calm and urges all parties involved to exercise restraint. Furthermore, the South African government urges all the relevant parties [...]

    Swaziland: Stop the Repression; clampdown no solution says ACTSA

    Thursday, April 14th, 2011

    ACTSA Press Release, 14 April 2011 The government of Swaziland has used intimidation, arrests, beatings, tear gas and water cannon against its own citizens to deny them the right of peaceful protest. They have not addressed the grievances and demands for democratic reform, economic and social rights.

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