Protesters in Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy,


Eswatini, a landlocked country nestled between South Africa and Mozambique, was called “Swaziland” until 2018. The African continent’s very last absolute monarchy has been facing a growing wave of unrest since June 2021. This has started as peaceful protests met with repression, violence and death. King Mswati III is accused of not having listened to the demand of his subjects for a modern political system and more democracy. While the protest movement continues to grow, Caroline Dumay and her team deliver this report on the monarchy in difficulty. .

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