The Government of Swaziland has buckled under pressure from King Mswati III and reinstated teachers it sacked for striking for more pay.
Two weeks ago King Mswati, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, ordered teachers to return to work after a six-week strike. He also ordered the Swazi Government, which he handpicks, to negotiate a settlement with teachers. The teachers immediately returned to work, but the government refused to reinstate about 200 teachers who had been sacked for taking part in the strike. [view whole blog post ]