SWAZI COPS TRAIN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS

From Swazi Media Commentary Fri Nov 16 2012, 05:38:00

Swaziland is training police officers from Equatorial Guinea, one of the few countries in Africa with arguably a human rights record as bad as King Mswati III's kingdom.

Thirty cadet officers are in Matsapha for the start of a course scheduled to last 12 months. Swaziland has signed an agreement with Equatorial Guinea to train police officers for five years.

Equatorial Guinea has an appalling human rights record committed by its police and other state security forces.

The US State Department, in a report on Equatorial Guineapublished in May 2012, revealed, 'Corruption and impunity continued to be problems. Security forces extorted money from citizens and immigrants at police checkpoints. There was no internal investigation unit within the police, and mechanisms to investigate allegations of abuse were poorly developed.'

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Swaziland:   Activists Launch #SwaziJustice Drive (news)
Swazi Media Commentary
21 October 2014

A video in support of two jailed Swaziland journalist has been released as part of a new social media campaign to draw attention to human rights failings in the kingdom. [read more]

Swaziland:   Jailed Editor Wins Freedom Award (opinion)
Swazi Media Commentary
20 October 2014

Bheki Makhubu, the Swaziland editor jailed for two years for publishing articles critical of judges has won the Press Freedom Award at the CNN / Multichoice journalism awards. [read more]

Zimbabwe/Swaziland:   Zim Shot Stopper Resurfaces in Swaziland (news)
Zimbabwe Standard
19 October 2014

One of the country's promising goalkeeping prospects Nicho Francis who left the country in search for greener pastures has resurfaced in Swaziland where he has joined premiership side Mbabane ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!