Turning a blind eye to eSwatini

To the streets: More than 50 people are estimated to have died in Eswatini PIC: MZILIKAZI WA AFRICA
To the streets: More than 50 people are estimated to have died in Eswatini PIC: MZILIKAZI WA AFRICA

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should intervene to forestall violence spiralling out of control, writes PETER FABRICIUS*

The insurgency in northern Mozambique should have taught Southern Africa the obvious lesson that it’s safer, cheaper and more effective to resolve conflicts before they explode. Having largely neglected Cabo Delgado crisis for several years, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has now decided to send a military force into the province.

Early warning systems are designed to avoid taking such drastic and precarious action – and SADC has such a system. But does it heed early warnings? In eSwatini, for example?

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