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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Swaziland - Wikipedia
Swaziland - CIA World Fact Book
Swaziland - BBC
Swaziland - Timeline - BBC

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Swaziland Sees Increase in Sexual Violence Against Children As Schools Closed By Coronavirus - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Sees Increase in Sexual Violence Against Children As Schools Closed By Coronavirus  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland Faces Jobs and Poverty Crisis As Coronavirus Disruption Continues - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Faces Jobs and Poverty Crisis As Coronavirus Disruption Continues  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland Union Vows to Fight Back After Taiwanese Garment Factory Files “False” Charges - NewsClickSwaziland Union Vows to Fight Back After Taiwanese Garment Factory Files “False” Charges  NewsClick

Swaziland Authorities Ban March to Protest Ban On Alcohol During Coronavirus Crisis - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Authorities Ban March to Protest Ban On Alcohol During Coronavirus Crisis  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Health in Swaziland, women risk cancer for the spread of clandestine contraceptives - Emergency-LiveHealth in Swaziland, women risk cancer for the spread of clandestine contraceptives  Emergency-Live

Swaziland Introduces Law With 10 Year Jail Term for Publishing 'Fake News' - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Introduces Law With 10 Year Jail Term for Publishing 'Fake News'  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland Democracy Leader and Former MP Jan Sithole Dies - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Democracy Leader and Former MP Jan Sithole Dies  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

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

Swaziland: Former Swaziland Govt Minister in Court On Double Murder Charges - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Former Swaziland Govt Minister in Court On Double Murder Charges  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland: Health Expert Warns Swaziland Women Might Contract Cancer From Unregulated Contraceptives - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Health Expert Warns Swaziland Women Might Contract Cancer From Unregulated Contraceptives  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland Public Transport in Chaos As Bus Workers Strike Over Coronavirus Lockdown - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Public Transport in Chaos As Bus Workers Strike Over Coronavirus Lockdown  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Nearly Half the People With Tuberculosis in Swaziland Don't Know They Have It, Report Suggests - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Nearly Half the People With Tuberculosis in Swaziland Don't Know They Have It, Report Suggests  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

India in the process of finalising FTA with Mauritius: Piyush Goyal - Business StandardIndia in the process of finalising FTA with Mauritius: Piyush Goyal  Business Standard

Swaziland Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 As Number of Tests Undertaken Falls - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Coronavirus Deaths Top 100 As Number of Tests Undertaken Falls  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: eSwatini - a Brief Tale of Two Laws - allafrica.comSwaziland: eSwatini - a Brief Tale of Two Laws  allafrica.com

Notes from Africa: From Stirling Castle to Swaziland, the joys of the demon drink - HeraldScotlandNotes from Africa: From Stirling Castle to Swaziland, the joys of the demon drink  HeraldScotland

Swaziland: Former Mbabane Swallows Coach Vilakati Passes On - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Former Mbabane Swallows Coach Vilakati Passes On  AllAfrica.com

Sekintu Lived To Preserve Our Cultural Heritage - New VisionSekintu Lived To Preserve Our Cultural Heritage  New Vision

How eSwatini silences opposition activists - Mail and GuardianHow eSwatini silences opposition activists  Mail and Guardian

HOW TO WATCH FOREST (H) - News - htafc.comHOW TO WATCH FOREST (H) - News  htafc.com

GALLERY: Lowveld Ramblers are on top of the world at Klein-Spitskop - LowvelderGALLERY: Lowveld Ramblers are on top of the world at Klein-Spitskop  Lowvelder

IP protection on the African continent - ARIPO update - LexologyIP protection on the African continent - ARIPO update  Lexology

Meet Netflix billionaire Reed Hastings: net worth, career, family - Business Insider - Business InsiderMeet Netflix billionaire Reed Hastings: net worth, career, family - Business Insider  Business Insider

Is the future of Africa's rhinos finally looking hopeful? - Gibraltar ChronicleIs the future of Africa's rhinos finally looking hopeful?  Gibraltar Chronicle

In 1980, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba performed inside South Africa against the government's wishes — in Lesotho - KCRWIn 1980, Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba performed inside South Africa against the government's wishes — in Lesotho  KCRW

Swaziland journalists harassed, threatened with treason charges over reporting on king - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineSwaziland journalists harassed, threatened with treason charges over reporting on king  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Two Baby Javan Rhinos Born in Banten's Ujung Kulon National Park - Tempo.co EnglishTwo Baby Javan Rhinos Born in Banten's Ujung Kulon National Park  Tempo.co English

Swaziland | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust - WanderlustSwaziland | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust  Wanderlust

Government of Tiny eSwatini Refutes Reports of King’s Illness - VOA NewsGovernment of Tiny eSwatini Refutes Reports of King’s Illness  VOA News

Swazi editor flees to South Africa, wanted in false news investigation - CPJ Press Freedom OnlineSwazi editor flees to South Africa, wanted in false news investigation  CPJ Press Freedom Online

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

Swaziland: Top Royal Presses Swaziland Govt to Send Riot Police, Army Into Homes to Confiscate Alcohol - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Top Royal Presses Swaziland Govt to Send Riot Police, Army Into Homes to Confiscate Alcohol  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Molo Swaziland - Modern DiplomacyMolo Swaziland  Modern Diplomacy

Swaziland Bus Operators Defy Coronavirus Regulations to Run Fully Loaded Despite Surge in Deaths - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Bus Operators Defy Coronavirus Regulations to Run Fully Loaded Despite Surge in Deaths  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: U.S. Ambassador to Swaziland Wants Constitutional Change to Stop King's Lavish Spending - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: U.S. Ambassador to Swaziland Wants Constitutional Change to Stop King's Lavish Spending  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now - NPRSwaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now  NPR

eSwatini police arrest opposition leaders, activists: Parties - Al Jazeera EnglisheSwatini police arrest opposition leaders, activists: Parties  Al Jazeera English

Swaziland: Swati Editors in Trouble for King's Health Speculation - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Swati Editors in Trouble for King's Health Speculation  AllAfrica.com

Eswatini, formerly Swaziland closes borders and locks down the kingdom - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsEswatini, formerly Swaziland closes borders and locks down the kingdom  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Swaziland: Swazi Palace Lashes Out At U.S. Ambassador for Rebuking King Mswati - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Swazi Palace Lashes Out At U.S. Ambassador for Rebuking King Mswati  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Five Activists Arrested in Police Raid in Swaziland Have Been Released - NewsClickFive Activists Arrested in Police Raid in Swaziland Have Been Released  NewsClick

Swaziland Journalist Death Threat After Article Supporting Absolute Monarch's Regime - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Journalist Death Threat After Article Supporting Absolute Monarch's Regime  AllAfrica.com

Sydney's gold medal performance as the Olympics party town - Sydney Morning HeraldSydney's gold medal performance as the Olympics party town  Sydney Morning Herald

Swaziland King in Another Press Freedom Row After Website Accuses Him of Business Wrongdoing - AllAfrica.comSwaziland King in Another Press Freedom Row After Website Accuses Him of Business Wrongdoing  AllAfrica.com

Pakistani spy agency ISI`s secretive drug supply route in South Africa busted - Zee NewsPakistani spy agency ISI`s secretive drug supply route in South Africa busted  Zee News

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

Swaziland government refuses to feed citizens despite COVID-19 lockdown - Ventures AfricaSwaziland government refuses to feed citizens despite COVID-19 lockdown  Ventures Africa

Swaziland's Plan to Revive Economy After Coronavirus Ambitious, but Unrealistic - AllAfrica.comSwaziland's Plan to Revive Economy After Coronavirus Ambitious, but Unrealistic  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Close to 800 access proper nutrition through Salesian feeding programs thanks to Rise Against Hunger donation - Eswatini - ReliefWebSwaziland: Close to 800 access proper nutrition through Salesian feeding programs thanks to Rise Against Hunger donation - Eswatini  ReliefWeb

Swaziland Activist 'Tortured By Police' After Criticising Absolute Monarch King Mwsati - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Activist 'Tortured By Police' After Criticising Absolute Monarch King Mwsati  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland: IMF Gives Swaziland Emergency Coronavirus Loan but Is Only Half What Is Needed - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: IMF Gives Swaziland Emergency Coronavirus Loan but Is Only Half What Is Needed  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

OPINION: The accidental Statistician-General pays tribute to the late Ralechate Mokose - IOLOPINION: The accidental Statistician-General pays tribute to the late Ralechate Mokose  IOL

Swaziland: Hunger Sweeping Across Swaziland and Is Going to Get Worse, New Report Suggests - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Hunger Sweeping Across Swaziland and Is Going to Get Worse, New Report Suggests  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Global Financial Analyst Moody's Warns of Social Unrest in Swaziland As Coronavirus Grips - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Global Financial Analyst Moody's Warns of Social Unrest in Swaziland As Coronavirus Grips  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland Seeks U.S.$207m IMF Loan to Save Sinking Economy As Coronavirus Worsens - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Seeks U.S.$207m IMF Loan to Save Sinking Economy As Coronavirus Worsens  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland: Eswatini Editor Receives Death Threats Over Pro-Government Article - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Eswatini Editor Receives Death Threats Over Pro-Government Article  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland LGBT group takes fight for existence to High Court - PinkNewsSwaziland LGBT group takes fight for existence to High Court  PinkNews

The media is dead, long live the king - Mail and GuardianThe media is dead, long live the king  Mail and Guardian

Swaziland Govt. Halts Food Aid to Many Elderly People As Coronavirus Crisis Grows - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Govt. Halts Food Aid to Many Elderly People As Coronavirus Crisis Grows  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Coronavirus Cases in Swaziland Hit Record Level, 10 Pc of Tests Come Back Positive - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Coronavirus Cases in Swaziland Hit Record Level, 10 Pc of Tests Come Back Positive  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: EU Steps Up to Feed Destitute During Coronavirus Crisis As Swaziland Govt. Stumbles to Deliver Aid - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: EU Steps Up to Feed Destitute During Coronavirus Crisis As Swaziland Govt. Stumbles to Deliver Aid  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland: Independent Audit Shows 'Times of Eswatini' 300000 Daily Sales Claim Is Closer to 18000 - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Independent Audit Shows 'Times of Eswatini' 300000 Daily Sales Claim Is Closer to 18000  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland to Destroy 224000 Bottles of Beer Because of Coronavirus Lockdown - AllAfrica.comSwaziland to Destroy 224000 Bottles of Beer Because of Coronavirus Lockdown  AllAfrica.com

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

Swaziland Police Fire Teargas to Break Up Coronavirus Prayer Meeting - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Police Fire Teargas to Break Up Coronavirus Prayer Meeting  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland King Shows Double Standards About Keeping Safe From Coronavirus - AllAfrica.comSwaziland King Shows Double Standards About Keeping Safe From Coronavirus  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland's Absolute Monarch Extends Coronavirus Lockdown - PM Statement - AllAfrica.comSwaziland's Absolute Monarch Extends Coronavirus Lockdown - PM Statement  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland LGBTI Rights Group Back in High Court in Bid for Legal Recognition - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland LGBTI Rights Group Back in High Court in Bid for Legal Recognition  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland: Swazi State Opposes Bail for Activist Who Criticised Absolute Monarch, Faces Sedition Charge - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Swazi State Opposes Bail for Activist Who Criticised Absolute Monarch, Faces Sedition Charge  AllAfrica.com

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

Notes from Africa: Roundabouts in Swaziland resemble the start of a Formula One Grand Prix - HeraldScotlandNotes from Africa: Roundabouts in Swaziland resemble the start of a Formula One Grand Prix  HeraldScotland

Swaziland Ambulances Grounded By Lack of Fuel As Coronavirus Death Toll Rises - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Ambulances Grounded By Lack of Fuel As Coronavirus Death Toll Rises  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Medical Report Says Swaziland Police 'Suffocated' Fraud Suspect With Plastic Bag, Kicked Him - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Medical Report Says Swaziland Police 'Suffocated' Fraud Suspect With Plastic Bag, Kicked Him  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Justice Minister Misleads World Over Media Freedom in Swaziland - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Justice Minister Misleads World Over Media Freedom in Swaziland  AllAfrica.com

eSwatini profile - BBC NewseSwatini profile  BBC News

Swaziland Teachers Say Govt. Plan to Reopen Schools From Coronavirus Lockdown Unsafe - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Teachers Say Govt. Plan to Reopen Schools From Coronavirus Lockdown Unsafe  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland MPs Fail in Bid to Suspend Controversial Organised Crime Law - AllAfrica.comSwaziland MPs Fail in Bid to Suspend Controversial Organised Crime Law  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland or Eswatini? King's New Name Faces Legal Challenge - Voice of AmericaSwaziland or Eswatini? King's New Name Faces Legal Challenge  Voice of America

Swaziland Journalist Critical of King Flees, Hides in Forest Five Days - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Journalist Critical of King Flees, Hides in Forest Five Days  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

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

Protesting Student Leaders in Swaziland Forced to Give Up Exams - NewsClickProtesting Student Leaders in Swaziland Forced to Give Up Exams  NewsClick

Swaziland: MPs Demand Govt. Action As Hunger Spreads Across Swaziland During Coronavirus Lockdown - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: MPs Demand Govt. Action As Hunger Spreads Across Swaziland During Coronavirus Lockdown  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland Among Worst in World for Workers' Right, New Survey Reveals - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Among Worst in World for Workers' Right, New Survey Reveals  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland Govt. Confirms It Will Not Feed the Starving in Towns and Cities During Coronavirus Lockdown - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Govt. Confirms It Will Not Feed the Starving in Towns and Cities During Coronavirus Lockdown  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Trade Unions in Swaziland Prepare for Next Stage of Strike - NewsClickTrade Unions in Swaziland Prepare for Next Stage of Strike  NewsClick

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

Swaziland: Another Swaziland Police Assault On People Allegedly Breaking Coronavirus Lockdown - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Another Swaziland Police Assault On People Allegedly Breaking Coronavirus Lockdown  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland - No Press Freedom - AllAfrica.comSwaziland - No Press Freedom  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland King in Self-Isolation Over Coronavirus Threat, More Cases Confirmed - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland King in Self-Isolation Over Coronavirus Threat, More Cases Confirmed  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Community engagement drives snakebite control in Eswatini - World Health OrganizationCommunity engagement drives snakebite control in Eswatini  World Health Organization

Swaziland: Teacher Held By Swaziland Police As Free Speech Clampdown Intensifies - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Teacher Held By Swaziland Police As Free Speech Clampdown Intensifies  AllAfrica.com

King of Swaziland is accused of 'showing the middle finger' with car purchases - Daily MailKing of Swaziland is accused of 'showing the middle finger' with car purchases  Daily Mail

Swaziland Democracy Leader Charged With Sedition for Criticising Absolute Monarch On News Website - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Democracy Leader Charged With Sedition for Criticising Absolute Monarch On News Website  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland king spends £13m on cars for his 15 wives - The TimesSwaziland king spends £13m on cars for his 15 wives  The Times

China firmly opposes Taiwan-related proposal to WHO by countries including Swaziland - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina firmly opposes Taiwan-related proposal to WHO by countries including Swaziland - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Swaziland's King Mswati Under Pressure From China to End Support for Taiwan - AllAfrica.comSwaziland's King Mswati Under Pressure From China to End Support for Taiwan  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: eSwatini Teachers Oppose Hasty School Reopening - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: eSwatini Teachers Oppose Hasty School Reopening  AllAfrica.com

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

Swaziland Annual Vulnerability Assessment & Analysis Report 2019 - Eswatini - ReliefWebSwaziland Annual Vulnerability Assessment & Analysis Report 2019 - Eswatini  ReliefWeb

Swaziland: eSwatini - Responding To COVID-19 In A Country Already Fighting A Dual HIV/TB Epidemic - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: eSwatini - Responding To COVID-19 In A Country Already Fighting A Dual HIV/TB Epidemic  AllAfrica - Top Africa News