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Human Rights ‘Backsliding’ in Southern Africa, Activists Say

Southern African governments are backsliding on human rights, as nations repeatedly violate basic rights and defy their own constitutions, Human Rights Watch says. The situation is being thrown into sharp relief as Swaziland, the continent's last absolute monarchy, takes over this week as chair of the Southern African Development Community. Southern African leaders are expected to focus on development, trade, and political reforms in member countries as they meet at the two-day...

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