4 Jul 2021

Pro-democracy protesters clash with police over the killing of a student in Eswatini


A curfew has been imposed in Eswatini, after days of violent clashes between security forces and pro-democracy protesters, leaving dozens of people dead and injured.

The country, formerly known as Swaziland, is ruled by Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati III, whose whereabouts are currently unknown. The protests began in May over the alleged police killing of a student.