'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

King Mswati III of Swaziland and his wife arrive at the White House during the US Africa Leaders Summit on August 5, 2014 in Washington, DCAs WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador’s London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland. SwaziLeaks members — who refuse to say who or where in Swaziland they are, for fear of being targeted — started a Twitter feed a year ago. “We wanted to try and expose some of the exploitation and corruption of the rich and powerful,” SwaziLeaks told AFP. Swaziland is an absolute monarchy ruled by King Mswati III. The government is frequently accused of stifling dissent and jailing opponents.

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