Swaziland

Country Swaziland
Capital Mbabane
Continent Europe
Currency South African rand(ZAR) & Swazi Lilangeni(SZL)
Languages Swazi & English

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Introduction

Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III, the world's last absolute monarch, to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A constitution came into effect in 2006, but political parties remain banned. The African United Democratic Party tried unsuccessfully to register as an official political party in mid 2006. Talks over the constitution broke down between the government and progressive groups in 2007. Swaziland recently surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.

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Twitter frenzy after paper quotes #eSwatini king urging men to marry more wives | Pretoria News - Independent Online
  1. Twitter frenzy after paper quotes #eSwatini king urging men to marry more wives | Pretoria News  Independent Online
  2. Fake news: eSwatini angered by royal order polygamy story  africanews
  3. 'Marry two wives or get jail time.' Is Swaziland's new law true?  Legit.ng
  4. Swaziland: King Mswati III Denies Ordering Eswatini Men to Marry More Wives  AllAfrica - Top Africa News
  5. Shortage Of Men Hits Swaziland; King Orders Men To Marry 2 Or More Wives Or Face Jail  Peace FM Online
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Eswatini, formerly Swaziland, launches call for 40 MW of solar - pv magazine InternationalEswatini, formerly Swaziland, launches call for 40 MW of solar  pv magazine International

The Kingdom of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, has began the procurement process for 40 MW of PV capacity. The projects, which will be assigned by ...



Swaziland: Hundreds March in Swaziland After Forced Evicitons Leave Families Destitute - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Hundreds March in Swaziland After Forced Evicitons Leave Families Destitute  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Hundreds marched at Malkerns in Swaziland / eSwatini to protest the forced eviction of people last year who have been left homelss and destitute.



Fake Eswatini polygamy story 'disgrace to journalism' | The Star - Independent OnlineFake Eswatini polygamy story 'disgrace to journalism' | The Star  Independent Online

The story said the government would sponsor marriage ceremonies and offer houses to men who entered into polygamous marriages.



Swaziland King Denies He Ordered Men To Marry More Wives Or Face Jail Sentence - SaharaReporters.comSwaziland King Denies He Ordered Men To Marry More Wives Or Face Jail Sentence  SaharaReporters.com

King Mswati of Swaziland has refuted as untrue, reports in the media saying he ordered men in his kingdom to marry more women or face jail sentences.



Sisulu slams claims of Gaddafi money in Swaziland - IOLSisulu slams claims of Gaddafi money in Swaziland  IOL

Minister of International Relations Lindiwe Sisulu has continued to rebut suggestions that money which allegedly belonged ...



Times Of Swaziland - Times of SwazilandTimes Of Swaziland  Times of Swaziland

(At Somhlolo National Stadium) Vovovo………………...(0)0. Manzini Sundowns.......(0)0. LOBAMBA – Manzini Sundowns could not make a top eight finish at the ...



Former Wits player dies after collapsing during match in Swaziland - Sport24Former Wits player dies after collapsing during match in Swaziland  Sport24

Former Wits player Papy Faty has died after collapsing during a soccer match in Swaziland.



To this solutionist thinker, all-access means success - 702To this solutionist thinker, all-access means success  702

RMB Solutionist Thinking is a podcast series hosted by Bruce Whitfield which focusses on great South African minds thinking differently and going against the ...



It's all fake news, eSwatini men have not been ordered to marry more wives or face jail term - Face2Face AfricaIt's all fake news, eSwatini men have not been ordered to marry more wives or face jail term  Face2Face Africa

King Mswati III of eSwatini has refuted media reports that he ordered men in his kingdom to marry more women, due to scarcity of husbands, or face jail term.



“Unions Have to Look Deeper into the Real Problems Affecting People's Livelihoods” - NewsClick“Unions Have to Look Deeper into the Real Problems Affecting People's Livelihoods”  NewsClick

In an interview with Peoples Dispatch, Njabulo Dlamini recalls the Swaziland teachers union's recent struggles and the challenges they are confronting under ...



Retrenchments loom at Van Schaik as book sales plummet - HeraldLIVERetrenchments loom at Van Schaik as book sales plummet  HeraldLIVE

Book sales across the country have taken a massive knock in recent months, the South African Booksellers' Association (Saba) said, with some members noting ...



JLHS Key Club surpasses funding drive to build water well in Swaziland - Milford MirrorJLHS Key Club surpasses funding drive to build water well in Swaziland  Milford Mirror

Thanks to the Jonathan Law High School Key Club, people living almost half a globe away will have *fresh*, safe drinking water delivered from a formal well for ...



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Zimbabwe Warriors' double blow - Bulawayo24 NewsZimbabwe Warriors' double blow  Bulawayo24 News

THE Warriors' preparations for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals to be staged in Egypt next month have been dealt a blow after Angola withdrew ...



eSwatini - Taiwan's last friend in Africa - BBC NewseSwatini - Taiwan's last friend in Africa  BBC News

China has tried to win over eSwatini repeatedly, but the tiny kingdom, previously known as Swaziland, is staying with Taiwan for "diplomatic and political ...



BREAKING: Situation Worsens In Venezuela, Bolivia, U.S., Japan, Mexico, Iraq, Spain - The OnionBREAKING: Situation Worsens In Venezuela, Bolivia, U.S., Japan, Mexico, Iraq, Spain  The Onion

WASHINGTON—Confirming recent reports of conditions approaching crisis levels, sources across the globe revealed Thursday that the situation continues to ...



eSwatini, Swaziland name change challenged by activists - Quartz AfricaeSwatini, Swaziland name change challenged by activists  Quartz Africa

To rebrand an entire country takes more than an announcement and some applause, as eSwatini—or is it still Swaziland?—is finding out. King Mswati III ...



Swaziland's name change challenged in court | News | Africa - Mail & GuardianSwaziland's name change challenged in court | News | Africa  Mail & Guardian

In a crucial test of the powers of King Mswati III, the Swazi High Court has been asked to strike down the king's unilateral change of Swaziland's name to ...



Swaziland, a Taiwan ally, did not attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing this week - QuartzSwaziland, a Taiwan ally, did not attend the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing this week  Quartz

Almost every African nation sent a representative to this week's Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing, eager for a slice of China's new ...



From Swaziland to eSwatini: What's in a name change? - DW (English)From Swaziland to eSwatini: What's in a name change?  DW (English)

On Thursday, the former Swaziland marks 50 years of independence. To celebrate, King Mswati III renamed the country eSwatini. The move is part of an attempt ...



Stakeholders’ collaboration vital in developing health sector — Tejuosho - The PunchStakeholders’ collaboration vital in developing health sector — Tejuosho  The Punch

Dayo Ojerinde The Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr Lanre Tejuosho, has said that collaboration among key stakeholders is necessary for the...



Eswatini - Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) InternationalEswatini  Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International

Eswatini (former Swaziland) has one of the world's highest rates of HIV, with nearly one in three adults living with the disease. However, around 80 per cent of ...



Swaziland: King Mswati's 12th wife dies - Anadolu AgencySwaziland: King Mswati's 12th wife dies  Anadolu Agency

Nothando laDube is second wife of the king to die in 11 months - Anadolu Agency.



AmaZulu set to spend FIFA break in Swaziland - Sport24AmaZulu set to spend FIFA break in Swaziland  Sport24

AmaZulu are set to spend two weeks in Swaziland during the FIFA break in order to play friendly matches and engage with supporters in that country.



Swaziland: Private Sector Corrupt, but Public Sector Worse - OCCRPSwaziland: Private Sector Corrupt, but Public Sector Worse  OCCRP

The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, lost US$2.09 million due to fraud and corruption in various sectors of the government, the national ...



Amid poll restrictions, Eswatini activists hope for change - Al Jazeera EnglishAmid poll restrictions, Eswatini activists hope for change  Al Jazeera English

Country formerly known as Swaziland set to hold elections but democracy activists question fairness of poll system.



MTN reveals new Swaziland money regulations - Mobile World LiveMTN reveals new Swaziland money regulations  Mobile World Live

Mobile money users in Swaziland will be required to declare the source of funds deposited into accounts as part of government attempts to crackdown on money ...



Despite record inequality, UK and EU won't challenge Swaziland's monarch - OpenGlobalRightsDespite record inequality, UK and EU won't challenge Swaziland's monarch  OpenGlobalRights

The UK and EU are ignoring Swaziland's threats to human rights and civic space, refusing to hold the monarchy to account.



Swaziland or eSwatini? King's new name faces legal challenge - ReutersSwaziland or eSwatini? King's new name faces legal challenge  Reuters

A human rights activist in Swaziland is challenging King Mswati III's decision to change the tiny southern African nation's name to the Kingdom of eSwatini.



There is no Gaddafi money in Swaziland - Minister Sisulu - SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldThere is no Gaddafi money in Swaziland - Minister Sisulu  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

Sunday Times reported that former President Jacob Zuma hid millions belonging to the former Libyan leader Gaddafi at his house in Nkandla and later moved ...



How a country reclaimed its rightful name - BBC NewsHow a country reclaimed its rightful name  BBC News

Last April, Swaziland's King Mswati III made a surprise announcement: the African country would again be known by its indigenous name, eSwatini.



eSwatini, Formerly Swaziland, Heads for First Elections Under New Name - VOA NewseSwatini, Formerly Swaziland, Heads for First Elections Under New Name  VOA News

The tiny African nation of eSwatini is officially holding its first set of elections Friday under its new name, which was bestowed by the king in April. Critics say this ...



The country formerly known as Swaziland adapts to ‘more African’ name eSwatini - CitizenThe country formerly known as Swaziland adapts to ‘more African’ name eSwatini  Citizen

One of the world's last absolute monarch's took the decision to rename the country without warning or consultation. At the main campus entrance, a large ...



Swaziland has a new name - eSwatini - but will anything else change? - BBC NewsSwaziland has a new name - eSwatini - but will anything else change?  BBC News

King Mswati III of Swaziland has changed his country's name to eSwatini. The BBC's Nomsa Maseko asks whether the lives of its citizens will change. Crowds ...



Civil Servants In Swaziland Set To Strike Over Salary Hikes - NewsClickCivil Servants In Swaziland Set To Strike Over Salary Hikes  NewsClick

Civil servants in Swaziland are set to go on a countrywide strike on January 28, The international organizer for the Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS), ...



Swaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini' - BBC NewsSwaziland king renames country 'the Kingdom of eSwatini'  BBC News

There are not many people in the world who are able to change the name of a nation. But King Mswati can - he is one of the world's few absolute monarchs.



Why Swaziland Is Now the Kingdom of eSwatini - Smithsonian.comWhy Swaziland Is Now the Kingdom of eSwatini  Smithsonian.com

You might need to go shopping for a new globe. That's because Mswati III of Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarch, has declared that his nation's official ...



Review: In ‘Liyana,’ Swaziland Orphans Turn Hardship Into a Folk Tale - The New York TimesReview: In ‘Liyana,’ Swaziland Orphans Turn Hardship Into a Folk Tale  The New York Times

By addressing strife in Africa in a roundabout way, “Liyana” breaks free of the heaviness that can weigh down an issue-based documentary. The movie, directed ...



Local Media: eSwatini King Appoints MTN Executive as Prime Minister - VOA NewsLocal Media: eSwatini King Appoints MTN Executive as Prime Minister  VOA News

eSwatini's King Mswati has appointed Ambrose Dlamini, chief executive of the local unit of telecoms group MTN, as new prime minister of the southern African ...



Swaziland's Teachers Wage Struggle Against Police Brutality - NewsClickSwaziland's Teachers Wage Struggle Against Police Brutality  NewsClick

A teachers' union leader, Maxwell Musa Myeni, who resisted a gun-wielding police officer from firing at a meeting of teachers in Swaziland's Manzini city has ...



The Economist explains Why is Swaziland’s king renaming his country? - The EconomistThe Economist explains Why is Swaziland’s king renaming his country?  The Economist

THE King of Swaziland, Mswati III, has a problem. “Whenever we go abroad”, he says, “people refer to us as Switzerland.” So on April 18th, at a celebration ...



Presidential preference: Luxembourg one of 84 countries never visited by a sitting President - RTL TodayPresidential preference: Luxembourg one of 84 countries never visited by a sitting President  RTL Today

You might be sitting there reading this and thinking to yourself that Luxembourg is a sweet, sweet, spot. One that is looked at with gentle pangs of jealousy from ...



Swaziland going to polls, but there's only one winner | Pretoria News - Independent OnlineSwaziland going to polls, but there's only one winner | Pretoria News  Independent Online

Results seem a foregone conclusion with absolute monarch King Mswati III sure to be the winner as democracy again takes the back stage.



Swaziland holds its first-ever pride parade - CNNSwaziland holds its first-ever pride parade  CNN

Hundreds of people marched down the streets of the capital Mbabane waving rainbow flags and holding signs that read, "Turn hate into love" -- a scene almost ...



What a Kenyan car number plate means - The StandardWhat a Kenyan car number plate means  The Standard

In Kenya, diplomatic numbers given to the embassies are assigned in the order that they recognized Kenya's independence. CD means it is for a chartered ...



Swaziland Workers Occupy the Streets in a Historic Strike Against Monarchy's Anti-labor Policies - NewsClickSwaziland Workers Occupy the Streets in a Historic Strike Against Monarchy's Anti-labor Policies  NewsClick

In the small, landlocked nation-state of Swaziland, the last remaining absolute monarchy in sub-Saharan Africa, a militant workers' movement has taken to the ...



Swaziland: Trade Unions Boycott King Mswati's Businesses After Bar On Strike - NewsClickSwaziland: Trade Unions Boycott King Mswati's Businesses After Bar On Strike  NewsClick

After the King Mswati III's monarchical government of the Swaziland managed to stop what was expected to be the largest strike in recent times by getting the ...



WYD Panama: Swaziland youth challenges elders to listen to Pope - Vatican NewsWYD Panama: Swaziland youth challenges elders to listen to Pope  Vatican News

On the sidelines of WYD in Panama, 28-year-old Thoba says the reality in Swaziland is that young people are afraid of following their calling, and he ...



Swaziland's leaders must stop eating all the grass - Mail & GuardianSwaziland's leaders must stop eating all the grass  Mail & Guardian

When King Mswati III, our reigning monarch, celebrated his 50th birthday last month, he was apparently wearing a diamond encrusted watch worth an incredible ...



Swaziland: Youth call for democracy - Green Left WeeklySwaziland: Youth call for democracy  Green Left Weekly

The biggest youth movement in Swaziland, the Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO), called for democracy at its 12th National Congress held over February ...



Swaziland's King Appoints 28 Members of His Family to Kingdom's Committees and Boards - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland's King Appoints 28 Members of His Family to Kingdom's Committees and Boards  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland / eSwatini, has appointed seventeen members of his own family to the kingdom's two most influential ...



Commercial Law In Swaziland - Corporate/Commercial Law - Swaziland - Mondaq News AlertsCommercial Law In Swaziland - Corporate/Commercial Law - Swaziland  Mondaq News Alerts

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a former British protectorate which became independent in 1968. Swaziland is a landlocked country bordered on the north, west ...



Swaziland Travel Guide - iAfrica.comSwaziland Travel Guide  iAfrica.com

With its outstanding scenery and abundant wildlife, the Kingdom of Swaziland is a nature lover's paradise. One of the world's few remaining monarchies, the tiny ...



Vunani says subsidiary acquires majority shares in Metropolitan Life Swaziland - IOLVunani says subsidiary acquires majority shares in Metropolitan Life Swaziland  IOL

Fund manager Vunani said on Tuesday its subsidiary Telos had concluded a deal to acquire 67 percent of Metropolitan Life Swaziland for R55m.



Swaziland buries second queen after a life fraught with scandal and ‘abuse’ - The AustralianSwaziland buries second queen after a life fraught with scandal and ‘abuse’  The Australian

One of the 14 wives of Africas last absolute monarch has been buried, the second death among Swazilands queens in less than a year.



Swaziland Absolute King Calls for Stiff Public Spending Cuts but Is Not Making Personal Sacrifice - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Absolute King Calls for Stiff Public Spending Cuts but Is Not Making Personal Sacrifice  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland /eSwatini, has demanded severe public spending cuts across his impoverished kingdom. But, the King who ...



Taiwan's last African ally holds out despite overtures by China - ReutersTaiwan's last African ally holds out despite overtures by China  Reuters

MBABANE (Reuters) - While China meets African leaders at a major summit in Beijing next week, the king of eSwatini, self-ruled Taiwan's last remaining ally on ...



Leaks indicate Orlando Pirates have trip to Swaziland in Champions League - TimesLIVELeaks indicate Orlando Pirates have trip to Swaziland in Champions League  TimesLIVE

The draws for both the Caf Champions League and the Caf Confederation Cup‚ which kick off at the end of the month‚ have been delayed but leaks say Orlando ...



Swaziland name change to eSwatini is now official - africanewsSwaziland name change to eSwatini is now official  africanews

The change of name from Swaziland to eSwatini has been made official through a gazette signed by His Majesty King Mswati III. The change was announced by ...



On safari in Eswatini: a celebration of wildlife – and a nation's pride - The GuardianOn safari in Eswatini: a celebration of wildlife – and a nation's pride  The Guardian

The country formerly known as Swaziland offers unusual and affordable safaris and will celebrate 50 years of independence next week. Ella Buchan. Sat 1 Sep ...



Team South Africa strengthens lead in Swaziland - SuperSportTeam South Africa strengthens lead in Swaziland  SuperSport

GolfRSA Elite Squad golfer Zethu Myeki fired a sizzling three-under-par 68 to anchor Team South Africa on day two of the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy ...



Wave of Strikes Hits Swaziland as Public Servants Demand Salary Hikes - NewsClickWave of Strikes Hits Swaziland as Public Servants Demand Salary Hikes  NewsClick

Nurses in Swaziland went on a strike on September 5, demanding a hike in salaries of 6.5% based on the cost of living adjustment (COLA). The nurses ...



Swaziland's proposed law on 'foreign love' is 'absurd, ridiculous' – activists - News24Swaziland's proposed law on 'foreign love' is 'absurd, ridiculous' – activists  News24

Activists in Swaziland have criticised a draft law that might force citizens to pay dearly if they want to marry a foreign national.



Letter from Africa: Why did Swaziland take 50 years to change its name? - BBC NewsLetter from Africa: Why did Swaziland take 50 years to change its name?  BBC News

Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene supports the name eSwatini, but suggests "land of many wives".



All of Africa is now competing for Chinese money. Except for one country. - The Washington PostAll of Africa is now competing for Chinese money. Except for one country.  The Washington Post

As more than 40 African heads of state arrived at the China-Africa Cooperation summit Monday, one figure stood out: $60 billion. That's how much additional ...



Swaziland youth challenges elders to listen to Pope - NewsbookSwaziland youth challenges elders to listen to Pope  Newsbook

In Swaziland the King changes people's names. Thoba was the name given at birth to a young man who today is 28. The King changed his name to Swatini.



Swaziland: Police in Swaziland Beat 14-Year-Old Who Went to Report She Had Been Raped By Her Father, Court Told - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Police in Swaziland Beat 14-Year-Old Who Went to Report She Had Been Raped By Her Father, Court Told  AllAfrica.com

A young woman in Swaziland / eSwatini told a court police beat her up when she went to report she had been raped by her father. She was 14 years old at the ...



Swaziland: First Community Radio Station Registered in Swaziland After 19 Years Trying - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: First Community Radio Station Registered in Swaziland After 19 Years Trying  AllAfrica.com

Lubombo has become the first community radio station to be registered in Swaziland / eSwatini after 19 years of trying. It still has to apply for and be granted a ...



The tiny country of Swaziland held its first ever Pride event on Saturday - MashableThe tiny country of Swaziland held its first ever Pride event on Saturday  Mashable

Rock of Hope, an LGBTI advocacy group, organized Swaziland's first ever gay pride event this Saturday.



OPINIONISTA: To rekindle economic growth, ease the tax burden on South Africans - Daily MaverickOPINIONISTA: To rekindle economic growth, ease the tax burden on South Africans  Daily Maverick

South Africa's government is large, inefficient, wasteful and corrupt. Since governments cannot create wealth, they depend entirely on the taxes raised on ...



Swaziland lone African country to support Taiwan - Deccan HeraldSwaziland lone African country to support Taiwan  Deccan Herald

Warning China not to play "mind games" with it, Swaziland, Taiwan's last remaining ally in Africa, on Wednesday rebuffed Beijing's overtures to switch ties before ...



China angles for Swaziland to ditch Taiwan before major African summit - ReutersChina angles for Swaziland to ditch Taiwan before major African summit  Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China hopes self-ruled Taiwan's only remaining African ally, Swaziland, will sever ties with Taipei before China hosts a summit of African ...



Hail Pounds Saudi Desert, Kills Cattle in Swaziland - Breaking Israel NewsHail Pounds Saudi Desert, Kills Cattle in Swaziland  Breaking Israel News

Hashem said to Moshe, “Hold out your arm toward the sky that hail may fall on all the land of Egypt, upon man and beast and all the grasses of the field in the ...



The kingdom that China just can't flip - CNNThe kingdom that China just can't flip  CNN

Mbabane, Swaziland (CNN) When 15-year-old Nozipho Mpapane first arrived at the temple as a tiny child, she thought the hundreds of white statues inlaid into ...



“Ending Monarchy and the Establishment of a Democratic Multi-party System is Way Forward for Swaziland” - NewsClick“Ending Monarchy and the Establishment of a Democratic Multi-party System is Way Forward for Swaziland”  NewsClick

One of the last absolute monarchies in the world, Swaziland is headed to a primary round of polls of August 25 under its Tinkhundla (administrative ...



Royal Swazi rites for Mswati's wife - SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldRoyal Swazi rites for Mswati's wife  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

The 12th wife of Africa's last absolute monarch King Mswati III, Inkhosikati Nothando Dube, has died. She becomes the king's second wife to die in less than a ...



Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Swaziland's law on 'foreign love' - News24Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Swaziland's law on 'foreign love'  News24

Zimbabwean former president Robert Mugabe was reportedly "rushed" out of the country after his health "suddenly deteriorated", and Swaziland's proposed law ...



The best safaris in Eswatini (Swaziland) - World Travel GuideThe best safaris in Eswatini (Swaziland)  World Travel Guide

Eswatini (Swaziland) is home to the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and Cape buffalo – but remains largely untouched by mass tourism and is ...



It could cost Swazi nationals $2 200 to marry a foreigner - News24It could cost Swazi nationals $2 200 to marry a foreigner  News24

Parliamentarians in Swaziland have started debating a law that if passed would force Swazi citizens to pay $2 200 to marry a foreigner.



Africa’s absolute monarchy, Swaziland, to hold nominal elections - PunchngAfrica’s absolute monarchy, Swaziland, to hold nominal elections  Punchng

eSwatini, the small southern African kingdom was formerly known as Swaziland, is set to hold elections on Friday, though political parties are bann...



Swaziland Has No Cash to Pay Elderly Pensions, Prime Minister Says He Will Fly Business Class to Save Money - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Has No Cash to Pay Elderly Pensions, Prime Minister Says He Will Fly Business Class to Save Money  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland/Eswatini is so broke that pensions for the elderly are not being paid. State-controlled radio has been broadcasting the news over the past few days.



YouTuber is on a quest to visit Taiwan's dwindling allies, from the Solomons to Swaziland - The Japan TimesYouTuber is on a quest to visit Taiwan's dwindling allies, from the Solomons to Swaziland  The Japan Times

From battling a storm in the Solomon Islands to consulting a witch doctor in Swaziland, Ben Wu has trekked some of the world's less-trodden paths as he emb.



Swaziland: 'Secret Plan' to Create National Intelligence Agency in Swaziland - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: 'Secret Plan' to Create National Intelligence Agency in Swaziland  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

There is a secret plan in Swaziland / eSwatini to set up a National Intelligence Agency, an investigative website has reported. The new body would report directly ...



Macedonia to North Macedonia?—And Other Famous Country Name Changes - National GeographicMacedonia to North Macedonia?—And Other Famous Country Name Changes  National Geographic

A referendum on Sunday to change the name of a country from the Republic of Macedonia to the Republic of North Macedonia has perhaps raised more ...



Swaziland King Says Angels Told Him Whom to Appoint As New Prime Minister, but He Won't Yet Reveal the Name - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland King Says Angels Told Him Whom to Appoint As New Prime Minister, but He Won't Yet Reveal the Name  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland / Eswatini, told a meeting of the kingdom's 'People's Parliament' he had been visited by angels whom told ...



Swaziland Govt Accused of 'Looting' Billions From Its Workers' Pension Fund - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Govt Accused of 'Looting' Billions From Its Workers' Pension Fund  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

The Government of Swaziland / eSwatini has been accused of 'looting' the Public Servants Pension Fund of E2 billion.



Swaziland: Evicted Farmers Take On Swaziland Absolute Monarch to Get Their Land Back - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Evicted Farmers Take On Swaziland Absolute Monarch to Get Their Land Back  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland's government has been evicting farmers from their land to expand the monarchy-controlled sugar industry for decades. After years of empty promises ...



Vodacom, MTN head-to-head subscriber race intensifies - ITWebVodacom, MTN head-to-head subscriber race intensifies  ITWeb

As SA's two biggest mobile operators continue to attract customers, ITWeb drills into the rise and fall of their subscriber numbers over the past year.



Africa's last absolute monarchy, by Alain Vicky - Le Monde DiplomatiqueAfrica's last absolute monarchy, by Alain Vicky  Le Monde Diplomatique

King Mswati III changed the name of his tiny country from Swaziland to eSwatini to celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence. His rule has (...)



Swaziland: Campaign Growing for Arrest of Swaziland Prince Over Kidnapping and Rape Allegation - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Campaign Growing for Arrest of Swaziland Prince Over Kidnapping and Rape Allegation  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

A campaign is gaining momentum in Swaziland/Eswatini to have a member of the Royal Family arrested on a rape charge. One newspaper reported the prince ...



Swaziland: Housing demolitions leave dozens homeless - Eswatini - ReliefWebSwaziland: Housing demolitions leave dozens homeless - Eswatini  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Eswatini about Protection and Human Rights; published on 10 Apr 2018 by Amnesty.



Land in Mpumalanga belongs to Swaziland: Freedom Front Plus - SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldLand in Mpumalanga belongs to Swaziland: Freedom Front Plus  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

The Freedom Front Plus has claimed land in the hands of whites was not stolen from black people.



Why Swaziland Was Just Renamed eSwatini - Mental FlossWhy Swaziland Was Just Renamed eSwatini  Mental Floss

With the arrival of a new African nation, mapmakers just got a little bit busier. The king of Swaziland surprised foreign powers and compatriots alike when he ...



MTN Bushfire music festival in Swaziland, eSwatini doesn't want to be a Coachella - QuartzMTN Bushfire music festival in Swaziland, eSwatini doesn't want to be a Coachella  Quartz

Malkerns, eSwatini. Senegalese Afrofuturist performer Ibaaku struggled to break through in Dakar's mainstream music scene, yet now has a new fan base at the ...



Former Orlando Pirates coach Kosta Papic lands Swaziland national team coaching job - Goal.comFormer Orlando Pirates coach Kosta Papic lands Swaziland national team coaching job  Goal.com

According to EFA president Adam Mthethwa, Papic will be given the permission to appoint his own assistant.



Ten things you never knew about... Swaziland - ExpressTen things you never knew about... Swaziland  Express

Today is Independence Day in Swaziland, marking the 50th anniversary of its independence from the UK on September 6, 1968.



Swaziland: King Mswati in Complete Control As Another Year of Human Rights Struggle Ends in Swaziland - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: King Mswati in Complete Control As Another Year of Human Rights Struggle Ends in Swaziland  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Opinion - King Mswati III demonstrated how powerful he is as the absolute monarch of Swaziland / eSwatini by ignoring provisions in the constitution when he ...



This UK gay guy went to Swaziland's 1st Pride: his story is shocking and inspiring - Gay Star NewsThis UK gay guy went to Swaziland's 1st Pride: his story is shocking and inspiring  Gay Star News

'"We need kidnapping random insurance.'" That's what Riyadh's director of photography said right before they set off to make their new documentary.



Hawks seize millions in cannabis on its way from Swaziland - Bedfordview & Edenvale NewsHawks seize millions in cannabis on its way from Swaziland  Bedfordview & Edenvale News

He said that the vehicle was coming from Swaziland. They found several neatly packaged bags of cannabis that were reportedly destined for the local street ...