Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Voting is under way in parliamentary elections in Eswatini, where King Mswati III continues to rule as Africa’s last absolute monarch.

Political parties are banned and candidates must contest the polls as individuals.

Human rights campaigners have dismissed the vote in Eswatini as a farce.

Two members of parliament were among those jailed in connection with pro-democracy protests two years ago during which dozens of people were killed.

Parliament plays an advisory role to the king, who appoints the prime minister and the cabinet.

By Joy

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