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eSwatini Could Soon Be in Play

A burnt truck is seen on the side of the road in Manzini, Eswatini, on June 30, 2021. Demonstrations escalated radically in Eswatini this week as protesters took to the streets demanding immediate political reforms. AFP

Troops are out on the streets of the tiny southern African kingdom of eSwatini in an effort to quell anti-monarchy protests that look like they could precipitate the fall of King Mswati III.

The precise whereabouts of the King are unknown at this time, with reports indicating that he fled to Johannesburg. But Acting Prime Minister Themba Masuku denied those allegations:  “His Majesty the King is still in the country and continues to lead in working with Government to advance the Kingdom’s goals.”

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