Norway pledges to work for reform in Swaziland

Norway pledged Wednesday to work for democracy in Africa's last absolute monarchy — tiny Swaziland — while comparing the initiative to its role in the fight against apartheid in neighboring South Africa. Swazi King Mswati III is accused of repressing human rights and harassing and jailing pro-democracy activists. Pro-democracy activists say a monarchy is ill-equipped to combat the poverty and AIDS that trouble the kingdom of 1 million wedged between South Africa and Mozambique. To read the rest of the article, click here. Source: Associated Press
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