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Swaziland: Context and Challenges The Role of the International Community

Date: Saturday 25 March 2017

Time: 2 - 4pm

Location: Unite the Union, Unite House, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8TN (nearest tube stations are Holborn and Russel Square)

Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III, has ruled Swaziland for 31 years. Citizens seeking to promote human rights endure systematic oppression. As a result of mismanagement and corruption, the economy is in a dire state, with very high levels of poverty and inequality. As a small nation, Swaziland does not appear to be a priority for much of the international community.

Could Swaziland plunge into a deeper crisis? What will it take for the King to enter into meaningful dialogue with his political opponents, as well as with all sections of civil society? What is the role of the international community? What can those who see themselves as friends of Swaziland in the UK do?

Join us to listen to and discuss with:

Wandile Dludlu, Coordinator of the Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF). SUDF is a coalition of civil society organisations formed in 2008 to push for human rights to be upheld, including the freedoms of expression, assembly and association, as well as the right to freely choose one's representatives. Wandile has been imprisoned for his human rights activities.

This event is free but to ensure your place, please do register in advance by emailing or calling us on 020 7186 0750.

This event has been organised with the support of UNISON.

Action for Southern Africa - Rights, Equality, Development   Tel:(0)207 1860 750   Twitter | Facebook  200A Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP