Fighting Africa’s last absolute monarch in Eswatini – BBC News

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    Civil society groups in the Kingdom of Eswatini are calling for more protests this week, to push for political reforms on King Mswati III’s 30 year-long absolute monarchy.

    The country which remains under curfew has recently been rocked by a series of protests that turned violent. Dozens of people were killed and millions of dollars’ worth of property damaged.

    The BBC has been speaking to people across the country who told stories of excessive violence by security forces. Shingai Nyoka reports from Johannesburg.

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    Eswatini, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini, sometimes written in English as eSwatini, and formerly and still commonly known in English as Swaziland, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west, and south.

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