For the last two years, there was no democratic development. Political associations or parties are weaker than ever and there are hardly any new voices out of civil society with fresh ideas.

King Mswati III acts as if the kingdom is his private property. Therefore, there is hardly any economic development that trickles down to the people in order to give hope for overcoming poverty.

The government often does not investigate, prosecute, or administratively punish officials who commit human rights abuses. With very few exceptions, the government did not prosecute officials as impunity is widespread.

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