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A foregone conclusion? – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

A foregone conclusion? – Zimbabwe Vigil Diary

The British campaigning organisation Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) has expressed fears that the outcome of the July elections are a foregone conclusion. ACTSA, formerly the Anti-Apartheid Movement, speaks of suspicion that what it calls the Zanu PF / military alliance will not allow Emmerson Mnangagwa to lose his first election. ACTSA’s report notes that […]

Chorus Against Swazi Election Grows

Chorus Against Swazi Election Grows

Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) has joined the growing chorus of international observers to declare elections in Swaziland / Eswatini undemocratic. King Mswati III rules the kingdom as sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch and political parties are banned from taking part and many political activists are labelled ‘terrorists’ under the Suppression of Terrorism Act. Sunit […]

No Amnesty in ‘Terror’ Cases – Swaziland

No Amnesty in ‘Terror’ Cases – Swaziland

Swaziland refused to withdraw all charges against people brought under the Suppression of Terrorism Act (STA), when it appeared before a United Nations review of human rights in the kingdom. The STA has been criticised across the world because it is used to arrest and jail people, including trade unionists, who are legitimately calling for […]

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