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Southern Africa Bloc to Send Team to Eswatini to Discuss Unrest

Firefighters extinguish a fire at a supermarket in Manzini, Eswatini, on June 30.

Firefighters extinguish a fire at a supermarket in Manzini, Eswatini, on June 30.

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The Southern African Development Community will send a team of ministers to Eswatini to help find a solution to unrest that has left at least two dozen people involved in recent protests dead.

The 16-member bloc’s team will ”further encourage the kingdom to find a lasting solution,” Mokgweetsi Masisi, Botswana’s president and chairman of the SADC’s arm on politics, defense and security, said in a statement posted to the organization’s website late Friday. The mission arrives Sunday, the Eswatini government said in a statement posted to its verified Facebook page.