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Pro-Democracy Protests Erupt in the Kingdom of Eswatini

Amid intensifying pro-democracy protests and violence in eSwatini, King Mswati III has reportedly fled to South Africa.

The Kingdom of eSwatini is currently embroiled in intensifying pro-democracy protests. The protests, which began this past Monday, are calling for a new democratic government and have already resulted in various properties and shops set alight as well as escalating violence. There have been clashes between protesters and the local police with multiple arrests having taken place. Fearing for his safety, King Mswati III has reportedly fled to Johannesburg, South Africa.

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