Democracy and rights
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The country remains closed
King Mswati III extends the partial closure of the country, which began on
March 27, by three weeks. So far in Swaziland, 16 people have contracted the
covid-19 viral disease.
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First case of covid-19
14th of March
The first patient with covid-19 disease is registered by the health
Prosecution for rape within the marriage
For the first time, a man is arrested and prosecuted for raping his wife. The
man risks up to 20 years in prison under a law passed in 2018 that rape the
marriage into a crime. The law is a step forward for women's rights and has been
criticized by the country's conservatives who believe it goes against the
domestic view of the man's right to sex. Patriarchal values are deeply rooted
in society and King Mswati III lives in polygamy with her 14 wives.