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: EU Gives Swaziland Humanitarian Aid to Feed Hungry While Absolute Monarch Buys His Family 15 Rolls-Royce Cars - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: EU Gives Swaziland Humanitarian Aid to Feed Hungry While Absolute Monarch Buys His Family 15 Rolls-Royce Cars  AllAfrica.com

Five detained Swaziland political leaders released - IOLFive detained Swaziland political leaders released  IOL

Swaziland: Six in Ten School Support Staff in Swaziland Not Paid for Three Months As Financial Crisis Bites - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Six in Ten School Support Staff in Swaziland Not Paid for Three Months As Financial Crisis Bites  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland Refuses to Register LGBTIQ Human Rights Group Because It Is 'Annoying' - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Refuses to Register LGBTIQ Human Rights Group Because It Is 'Annoying'  AllAfrica.com

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

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

Southern Africa: Weak Rights Protections - Human Rights WatchSouthern Africa: Weak Rights Protections  Human Rights Watch

China is named as the 'most creative' country in the 2019 World Design Rankings - Creative BoomChina is named as the 'most creative' country in the 2019 World Design Rankings  Creative Boom

2019 Future Of Swaziland Telecommunications Market-Trends, Outlook and Growth Opportunities of Mobile, Fixed Landline and Broadband Markets - Fusion Science Academy2019 Future Of Swaziland Telecommunications Market-Trends, Outlook and Growth Opportunities of Mobile, Fixed Landline and Broadband Markets  Fusion Science Academy

Man Detained At Swaziland Border for wearing cap in front of King Mswati’s picture - iharare.comMan Detained At Swaziland Border for wearing cap in front of King Mswati’s picture  iharare.com

Why a true Paleo Diet should include carbs, according to archaeologists - Telegraph.co.ukWhy a true Paleo Diet should include carbs, according to archaeologists  Telegraph.co.uk

Swaziland: Natural Weapons Put Malaria On Notice - Eco-Friendly Insecticides in Eswatini - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Natural Weapons Put Malaria On Notice - Eco-Friendly Insecticides in Eswatini  AllAfrica.com

This man will still be a billionaire if he gives $2000 to every Swazi - Face2Face AfricaThis man will still be a billionaire if he gives $2000 to every Swazi  Face2Face Africa

OPINION: Load shedding was avoidable with regional input - IOLOPINION: Load shedding was avoidable with regional input  IOL

Star Wars actor Richard E. Grant recalls his travel adventures including a flight on Concorde - Daily MailStar Wars actor Richard E. Grant recalls his travel adventures including a flight on Concorde  Daily Mail

First convention centre made by India in Africa launched as Delhi enters China's turf - Economic TimesFirst convention centre made by India in Africa launched as Delhi enters China's turf  Economic Times

Patrice Motsepe: South Africa's first black industrialist and billionaire - Face2Face AfricaPatrice Motsepe: South Africa's first black industrialist and billionaire  Face2Face Africa

Nyoro blames high HIV rate in Kiambu on poverty and idleness - The Star, KenyaNyoro blames high HIV rate in Kiambu on poverty and idleness  The Star, Kenya

Swazi woman dies in bed - Ridge TimesSwazi woman dies in bed  Ridge Times

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

Cash transfers disrupted in Zimbabwe, NGOs warn of food shortages - DevexCash transfers disrupted in Zimbabwe, NGOs warn of food shortages  Devex

First arrest puts marital rape under spotlight in Eswatini - ChronicleFirst arrest puts marital rape under spotlight in Eswatini  Chronicle

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

De Jongh promises pure platinum bliss - The Zimbabwe StandardDe Jongh promises pure platinum bliss  The Zimbabwe Standard

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

Mswati III buys new fleet of luxury cars as eSwatini economy falters - RFIMswati III buys new fleet of luxury cars as eSwatini economy falters  RFI

King of Swaziland ‘shows middle finger’ to impoverished workers by blowing £13m on 19 Rolls-Royces and BMWs fo - The SunKing of Swaziland ‘shows middle finger’ to impoverished workers by blowing £13m on 19 Rolls-Royces and BMWs fo  The Sun

Reigning from the age of 1, meet the Swaziland king who had 70 wives, 210 children and 1000 grandchildren - Face2Face AfricaReigning from the age of 1, meet the Swaziland king who had 70 wives, 210 children and 1000 grandchildren  Face2Face Africa

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

King Mswati III of Swaziland blows $24.4m on his 15 wives - NEWS.com.auKing Mswati III of Swaziland blows $24.4m on his 15 wives  NEWS.com.au

Zifa barred from Cosafa indaba - The HeraldZifa barred from Cosafa indaba  The Herald

Chaos in eSwatini as anti-monarchy protests turn violent Violent clashes erupted in eSwatini on Wednesday - TimesLIVEChaos in eSwatini as anti-monarchy protests turn violent Violent clashes erupted in eSwatini on Wednesday  TimesLIVE

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

Probability of dying from road injury has dropped worldwide in all but 5 nations - EurekAlertProbability of dying from road injury has dropped worldwide in all but 5 nations  EurekAlert

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

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

Massmart’s poised for showdown with union over downsizing - The Africa ReportMassmart’s poised for showdown with union over downsizing  The Africa Report

Edmonton-area family on missionary trip to Swaziland killed in crash - CTV NewsEdmonton-area family on missionary trip to Swaziland killed in crash  CTV News

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

Outrage as Swazi king receives 120 BMWs, 19 Rolls-Royces for his family - TimesLIVEOutrage as Swazi king receives 120 BMWs, 19 Rolls-Royces for his family  TimesLIVE

Swaziland Bans Witchcraft And Magic Competition - The African ExponentSwaziland Bans Witchcraft And Magic Competition  The African Exponent

Zim Broadband 147th Most Expensive Among 206 Countries - Technology ZimbabweZim Broadband 147th Most Expensive Among 206 Countries  Technology Zimbabwe

Swaziland Editor Writes Absolute Monarch Is 'Unhinged' and 'A Narcissist' and Has Assumed 'Godly Status' - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Editor Writes Absolute Monarch Is 'Unhinged' and 'A Narcissist' and Has Assumed 'Godly Status'  AllAfrica.com

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

Swaziland King Buys Himself Fleet of 15 Rolls-Royce Cars but There's No Money for Public Ambulances - AllAfrica.comSwaziland King Buys Himself Fleet of 15 Rolls-Royce Cars but There's No Money for Public Ambulances  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Five Starve to Death in Swaziland As Drought and Maize Restrictions Bite - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Five Starve to Death in Swaziland As Drought and Maize Restrictions Bite  AllAfrica.com

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa teams with sovereign wealth fund to buy Swaziland beverage firm - just-drinks.comCoca-Cola Beverages Africa teams with sovereign wealth fund to buy Swaziland beverage firm  just-drinks.com

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

Swaziland King Gifts His Wives Rolls Royce Cars Amid Salary ProtestsGuardian Life - Guardian NigeriaSwaziland King Gifts His Wives Rolls Royce Cars Amid Salary ProtestsGuardian Life  Guardian Nigeria

Swaziland Union Leader Shot By Police During Strike Put His Hands Up and Pleaded - Don't Shoot - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Union Leader Shot By Police During Strike Put His Hands Up and Pleaded - Don't Shoot  AllAfrica.com

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

Swaziland: Nurses Angry As Swaziland Govt Ignores Health Crisis - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Nurses Angry As Swaziland Govt Ignores Health Crisis  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

CITES decision to ban sending wild elephants to zoos a victory for legacy of Swaziland 18 - PRNewswireCITES decision to ban sending wild elephants to zoos a victory for legacy of Swaziland 18  PRNewswire

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

Swaziland: All 20 Heads of State Invited Snub Trade Event Hosted By Swaziland Absolute Monarch - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: All 20 Heads of State Invited Snub Trade Event Hosted By Swaziland Absolute Monarch  AllAfrica.com

Death penalty reportedly looms for four critics of King Mswati III - CitizenDeath penalty reportedly looms for four critics of King Mswati III  Citizen

eSwatini says fake polygamy story 'insult' to king and country - TimesLIVEeSwatini says fake polygamy story 'insult' to king and country  TimesLIVE

Swaziland Police Shoot Union Leader in Back As Peaceful Workers' Protest Turns Into a 'Battlefield' - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Police Shoot Union Leader in Back As Peaceful Workers' Protest Turns Into a 'Battlefield'  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Broke Swaziland Govt Wants to Borrow Another E1bn to Complete Unnecessary Convention Centre - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Broke Swaziland Govt Wants to Borrow Another E1bn to Complete Unnecessary Convention Centre  AllAfrica.com

Zoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Better Off? - The New York TimesZoos Called It a ‘Rescue.’ But Are the Elephants Really Better Off?  The New York Times

Eswatini (Swaziland) Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireEswatini (Swaziland) Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Statistics and Analyses 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Swaziland King Investigates Possible Purchase of Military Arms While At Russian Summit - AllAfrica.comSwaziland King Investigates Possible Purchase of Military Arms While At Russian Summit  AllAfrica.com

Dorothy Egger Dutcher Logan - Newton Daily NewsDorothy Egger Dutcher Logan  Newton Daily 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

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

Swaziland: Roadmap2019 - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Roadmap2019  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland is now called 'eSwatini' - CNNSwaziland is now called 'eSwatini'  CNN

Cosatu calls for South Africa to isolate Swaziland - The South AfricanCosatu calls for South Africa to isolate Swaziland  The South African

Swaziland: Schools Across Swaziland in Chaos As Failing Govt Runs Out of Cash - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Schools Across Swaziland in Chaos As Failing Govt Runs Out of Cash  AllAfrica.com

Creso delivers robust year-on-year revenue growth - FinfeedCreso delivers robust year-on-year revenue growth  Finfeed

SWAZILAND: Close to 700 people in Salesian-run Manzini Youth Care programs benefited from rice-meal donation thanks to Rise Against Hunger shipment - MissionNewswireSWAZILAND: Close to 700 people in Salesian-run Manzini Youth Care programs benefited from rice-meal donation thanks to Rise Against Hunger shipment  MissionNewswire

Communist Party of Swaziland rallies behind striking workers - IOLCommunist Party of Swaziland rallies behind striking workers  IOL

Swaziland Students Boycott Classes As Govt. Breaks Promise to Pay Allowances - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Students Boycott Classes As Govt. Breaks Promise to Pay Allowances  AllAfrica.com

King Of Swaziland Allegedly Buys 19 Rolls Royce For His 15 Wives - Peace FM OnlineKing Of Swaziland Allegedly Buys 19 Rolls Royce For His 15 Wives  Peace FM Online

Swaziland: Eswatini Students Stand Up to Failing Institutes - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Eswatini Students Stand Up to Failing Institutes  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

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

Is it easy to detour through Swaziland on road trip around SA? - TimesLIVEIs it easy to detour through Swaziland on road trip around SA?  TimesLIVE

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

Chiyangwa in Cosafa storm - NewsDayChiyangwa in Cosafa storm  NewsDay

King Mswati ‘desperate’ to cling to power in eSwatini - CitizenKing Mswati ‘desperate’ to cling to power in eSwatini  Citizen

Swaziland: King Mswati III Denies Ordering Eswatini Men to Marry More Wives - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: King Mswati III Denies Ordering Eswatini Men to Marry More Wives  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland Govt Minister Is Far From Truth When She Praises Media Freedom in Kingdom - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Govt Minister Is Far From Truth When She Praises Media Freedom in Kingdom  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland: Six Children Die As Diarrhoea Once Again Strikes Swaziland - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Six Children Die As Diarrhoea Once Again Strikes Swaziland  AllAfrica.com

LOOK: King Mswati III buys each of his (many) wives a R10m Rolls Royce - IOLLOOK: King Mswati III buys each of his (many) wives a R10m Rolls Royce  IOL

eSwatini, Formerly Swaziland, Heads for First Elections Under New Name - Voice of AmericaeSwatini, Formerly Swaziland, Heads for First Elections Under New Name  Voice of America

South African broadband prices versus the world - MyBroadbandSouth African broadband prices versus the world  MyBroadband

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

World league table of monthly broadband costs 2020 - This is MoneyWorld league table of monthly broadband costs 2020  This is Money

Not in her wildest dreams did Desiree Ellis think she'd become a coach - SowetanLIVENot in her wildest dreams did Desiree Ellis think she'd become a coach  SowetanLIVE

Did the King of Swaziland order men to have more wives or face jail? Here's the truth - Bangalore MirrorDid the King of Swaziland order men to have more wives or face jail? Here's the truth  Bangalore Mirror

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

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

Switzerland and Swaziland: how they compare - The Local SwitzerlandSwitzerland and Swaziland: how they compare  The Local Switzerland

African regulatory round-up: Building a picture of the legal landscape - iGaming BusinessAfrican regulatory round-up: Building a picture of the legal landscape  iGaming Business

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

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

Swaziland King Honours Adesina In Traditional Ceremony - SaharaReporters.comSwaziland King Honours Adesina In Traditional Ceremony  SaharaReporters.com

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

Eswatini (Swaziland) Travel Guide - Africa.comEswatini (Swaziland) Travel Guide  Africa.com

The Manufacture of Sugar in Eswatini - 2019 Industry Report Featuring Crookes Plantations, Royal Swaziland Sugar Corp, Tambankulu Estates & Ubombo Sugar - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireThe Manufacture of Sugar in Eswatini - 2019 Industry Report Featuring Crookes Plantations, Royal Swaziland Sugar Corp, Tambankulu Estates & Ubombo Sugar - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire