US urges probe, dialogue after Eswatini rights leader killed

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Washington (AFP) - The United States called Wednesday for an impartial probe in Eswatini into the killing of a top opposition leader and urged political dialogue, as Russia seeks influence in Africa's last absolute monarchy. Thulani Maseko, a prominent opposition politician and leading human rights lawyer and columnist, was shot dead on Saturday night at his home in the landlocked southern African country. "We offer condolences to his family and friends and we call for a full, transparent and impartial investigation, as well as accountability for those responsible," State Department spokesman ...

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