U.S. Calls For eSwatini to End Ban On Political Parties

The U.S. Ambassador to eSwatini, Lisa Peterson, has renewed her call for democratic transformation in the country, accusing King Mswati III of violating the constitution. For 27 years Mswati has run the southern African country like a personal fiefdom as he singlehandedly chooses the prime minister and government and can amend the constitution.

King Mswati III in his suit of diamonds and wearing his U.S.$1.6 million watch cuts his birthday cake (file photo).

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