Human Rights leaders who attend Summit in Washington should be 'strangled' upon their


tay
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The Prime Minister of Swaziland, Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini, threatened that the trade union and human rights leaders who attend the African Summit in Washington, D.C. should be strangled upon their return.


The threat was made when the Prime Minister was being questioned by parliamentarians as to the government's plan to maintain trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which the US will suspend on 1 January 2015.


The decision to suspend the benefits was taken because the government has for years engaged in serious and systematic violations of workers' rights. These include the jailing of trade union leaders, the deregistration of the union federation and the banning of strikes and demonstrations. In January 2014, the ILO High-Level Fact-finding Mission to Swaziland found that "no concrete, tangible progress has been made on the various matters concerning [freedom of association], some of which have been pending for over a decade."


Swaziland: Prime Minister threatens to strangle trade union leaders (external - login to view)
 
taxslave
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His position on union leaders is understandable if you ever had to deal with one.
 
captain morgan
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What I am curious about is if the Union leadership is taking a position that is having a negative effect on these economies getting started and moving.

These small economies that are in development stage are quite vulnerable at the outset and if the union demands are not balanced with this reality, it can kill industry before it ever gets a foothold
 
taxslave
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With Africa one never knows. Often it is more about politics than helping people that just want to get on with their lives. Many countries had strong economies prior to being weft to their own devices which has lead to generations of civil war in some instances.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

With Africa one never knows. Often it is more about politics than helping people that just want to get on with their lives. Many countries had strong economies prior to being weft to their own devices which has lead to generations of civil war in some instances.


Hell, just look at the billions that the West has provided that seemingly goes to buying luxury cars and building palaces for 'Dear Leader' while the average Joe lives in squalor and goes hungry.

No doubt that disagreeing with this kind of abuse magically leads to war and strife
 
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