The Foreign Desk

Eswatini: A kingdom in crisis

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7 August 2021

Episode 397

30 minutes


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The tiny southern African nation of Eswatini has been rocked by civil unrest in recent weeks. Violent clashes between security forces and anti-government demonstrators have led to the deaths of more than 50 people. What has triggered these protests? Is King Mswati III willing to change course? And what’s to become of Africa’s last absolute monarchy? Andrew Mueller speaks to Mako Muzenda, Menzi Ndhlovu, Christopher Vandome, and Louis Harnett O’Meara.

7 August 2021

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