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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Teachers in Swaziland Demand Immediate Solution to Education Crisis - NewsClickTeachers in Swaziland Demand Immediate Solution to Education Crisis  NewsClick

The Swaziland National Teachers Association (SNAT) staged a demonstration on June 18, demanding that the government address the crisis in the education ...



Swaziland: Human Rights Watch Adds to Criticism of Swaziland's Freedom Abuses - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Human Rights Watch Adds to Criticism of Swaziland's Freedom Abuses  AllAfrica.com

Another human rights group has criticised the Swaziland/eSwatini state for restricting freedom of association and assembly. Swaziland is ruled by King Mswati III ...



Swaziland Children Forced to Work As Groundsmen As Govt Delays Funding Their School - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Children Forced to Work As Groundsmen As Govt Delays Funding Their School  AllAfrica.com

Pupils in Swaziland / eSwatini are being forced to work as groundsmen at their primary school because the government has not paid grants it owes. The children ...



Nurses in Swaziland Seek Urgent Solution to Drug and Food Shortage in Hospitals - NewsClickNurses in Swaziland Seek Urgent Solution to Drug and Food Shortage in Hospitals  NewsClick

The nurses have threatened to stage a strike if the crisis is not addressed in four weeks. The dire shortage of vital drugs has been termed a “population ...



Swaziland Public Servants Talk of Working Three-Day Week As Wages Dispute Drags On - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Public Servants Talk of Working Three-Day Week As Wages Dispute Drags On  AllAfrica.com

Public servants in Swaziland / eSwatini are threatening to work only three days a week in the latest move in a two-year-old pay dispute.



'We have the land': Somizi and bae plans to build in Swaziland - Briefly.co.za'We have the land': Somizi and bae plans to build in Swaziland  Briefly.co.za

Local celeb, Somizi, was super excited to share with his followers that he 'got the land'. The fabulous entertainer and his bae, Mohale, have plans to build on his ...



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

Swaziland banned witches and sorcerers' competition that the witches can't fly. Who is afraid of witches?



The teen designing eSwatini's traditional regalia - BBC NewsThe teen designing eSwatini's traditional regalia  BBC News

Sandizile Malindiza learnt to make the traditional clothing of her country, formerly known as Swaziland, at 11-years-old.



Swaziland Nurses Give Govt One Month to Solve Drugs Shortage or They Strike - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Nurses Give Govt One Month to Solve Drugs Shortage or They Strike  AllAfrica.com

Nurses in Swaziland/eSwatini have given government four weeks to solve the drugs shortage crisis in the kingdom or they will call a nationwide strike.



Swaziland: One in Five of Swaziland's Rural Population Need Urgent Humanitarian Assistance Against Hunger - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: One in Five of Swaziland's Rural Population Need Urgent Humanitarian Assistance Against Hunger  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

More than 200000 people in Swaziland / eSwatini which is one in five of the rural population are experiencing severe food shortages and require urgent ...



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

MBABANE - Catastrophic! This is the one word that can best describe the damage caused by wildfires that spread throughout the country since Thursday night.



Johnny Clegg’s music was full of contradictions. But I loved it. - Washington PostJohnny Clegg’s music was full of contradictions. But I loved it.  Washington Post

My very first formative encounter with Johnny Clegg was, funnily enough, via another white man here in the United States: I was introduced to the South African ...



Pastor not happy at Zodwa Wabantu performing with gospel artists at Swazi festival - SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldPastor not happy at Zodwa Wabantu performing with gospel artists at Swazi festival  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

Zodwa Wabantu has hit back at a complaint by Eswatini League of African Churches President Bishop Samson Hlatshwayo, who slammed her inclusion at an ...



NYT Magazine Presents an Unflattering Portrayal of the Dallas Zoo's Elephant Habitat - D MagazineNYT Magazine Presents an Unflattering Portrayal of the Dallas Zoo's Elephant Habitat  D Magazine

A tough read for people charmed by cute pics of baby elephants (everyone).



Zuma tells Zondo commission: 'Ramatlhodi was a spy' - Mail and GuardianZuma tells Zondo commission: 'Ramatlhodi was a spy'  Mail and Guardian

“He [Ngoako Ramatlhodi] was recruited when he was a student in Lesotho to be a spy,” former president Jacob Zuma said on Monday. (Paul Botes/M&G).



Moroka Swallow legend Andries Mpondo joins Swaziland club - KickOff.comMoroka Swallow legend Andries Mpondo joins Swaziland club  KickOff.com

Moroka Swallows legend Andries "Chaka Chaka" Mpondo has secured himself a new opportunity in neighbouring Swaziland despire his recent absence from ...



Even a King Can’t Rename a Country Without Some Complications - The Wall Street JournalEven a King Can’t Rename a Country Without Some Complications  The Wall Street Journal

Swaziland became Eswatini last year, but sign makers haven't caught up, it takes time to use up old stationery and the seating arrangement at the U.N. had to be ...



Universal Test and Treat Won't Stop HIV Epidemic - MedscapeUniversal Test and Treat Won't Stop HIV Epidemic  Medscape

Universal test-and-treat strategies resulted in "modest to no reductions" in new HIV transmissions in three large population-based studies, writes Salim ...



Afcon 2021 Qualifiers: 48 nations to battle for spot at biennial showpiece - Goal.comAfcon 2021 Qualifiers: 48 nations to battle for spot at biennial showpiece  Goal.com

The draw for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers was made in Cairo on Thursday with host nation, Cameroon, included.



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

Eswatini has a largely rural population living close to venomous snakes that cause an estimated 200 - 400 cases of snakebite envenoming each year.



Swaziland (eSwatini) finds success with GMO cotton - Alliance for ScienceSwaziland (eSwatini) finds success with GMO cotton  Alliance for Science

Dr. Daniel Khumalo, in an exclusive interview with the Alliance for Science, discussed the country's recent success with genetically modified (GM) cotton as he ...



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 ...



Huanglongbing: Curse of the yellow dragon - Down To Earth MagazineHuanglongbing: Curse of the yellow dragon  Down To Earth Magazine

As it goes global, here is a primer on what exactly is Huanglongbing, a deadly disease affecting citrus trees.



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: 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.



Namibia favours SACU status quo - observer.com.naNamibia favours SACU status quo  observer.com.na

Namibia has maintained that any proposed changes to the existing Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Revenue Sharing Formula (RSF) will not be in the ...



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

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 ...



SACP slams Zuma's 'made-up' spy claims about Nyanda, Ramatlhodi - SowetanLIVE Sunday WorldSACP slams Zuma's 'made-up' spy claims about Nyanda, Ramatlhodi  SowetanLIVE Sunday World

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has strongly criticised former president Jacob Zuma's spy allegations against high-ranking ANC members made at ...



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

The government of eSwatini on Tuesday angrily denied viral online reports that King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch who has 14 wives, had ordered ...



Egypt drawn alongside Kenya, Togo and Comoros for 2021 AFCON Qualification - KingFutEgypt drawn alongside Kenya, Togo and Comoros for 2021 AFCON Qualification  KingFut

Egypt have been pitted against Kenya, Togo and Comoros in the qualification phase for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Nust bursar suspended - Bulawayo24 NewsNust bursar suspended  Bulawayo24 News

THE National University of Science and Technology (Nust) has suspended its bursar Mr Fortune Nkomo, over allegations of financial misappropriation.



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Bako blows hot at Smoking Pistons - The HeraldBako blows hot at Smoking Pistons  The Herald

Collin Matiza Sports Editor ONE of Zimbabwe's top junior motocross riders, Emmanuel Bako, tightened his grip at the top of the 2019 Gauteng Regional ...



Fake news: eSwatini angered by royal order polygamy story - africanewsFake news: eSwatini angered by royal order polygamy story  africanews

The story, carried by the Zambian Observer and picked up by several other online publications, said that Swazi men would have to marry several wives starting ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Why is Swaziland’s king renaming his country? - The EconomistWhy 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Swaziland: Grants for People With Disabilities Cut As Swaziland Govt Financial Crisis Continues - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Grants for People With Disabilities Cut As Swaziland Govt Financial Crisis Continues  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Grants for people with disabilities in Swaziland/eSwatini are to be cut because the government has run out of money.



The Ridiculousness And Selfishness Of Polygamous African Leaders - Modern GhanaThe Ridiculousness And Selfishness Of Polygamous African Leaders  Modern Ghana

The world's poorest countries are in sub-Saharan Africa, despite the fact that the Black Continent is rich in natural resources, such as oil, gold, copper, c...



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

STATEMENT BY THE RT HON PRIME MINISTER AMBROSE MANDVULO DLAMINI AT THE LAUNCH OF GOVERNMENT STRATEGIC ROADMAP 2019 -2023.



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 ...



AMABHUNGANE: 'R4.8bn' for a prestige eSwatini project — for a summit unlikely to happen - Daily MaverickAMABHUNGANE: 'R4.8bn' for a prestige eSwatini project — for a summit unlikely to happen  Daily Maverick

An extravagant prestige project allegedly commissioned by eSwatini's absolute monarch Mswati III for the hosting of 2020's African Union summit has more than ...



Caf set to hold 2021 Afcon qualifiers draw - Daily NationCaf set to hold 2021 Afcon qualifiers draw  Daily Nation

Ahmad was recently detained and questioned by French authorities over corruption allegations.



AICD in Airport security management training - The Maravi PostAICD in Airport security management training  The Maravi Post

By John Saukira. The Africa Institute for Capacity Development (AICD), Gauteng, South Africa is conducting Total Quality Management in airport security from ...



Cabinet nod to provide tax assistance to Swaziland - Business StandardCabinet nod to provide tax assistance to Swaziland  Business Standard

The Cabinet on Thursday approved the signing of the terms of reference (TOR) for providing tax assistance to Swaziland through the engagement of a ...



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 ...



Swaziland: Njabulo Dlamini, Democracy Activist in Swaziland, Dies Aged 32 - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Njabulo Dlamini, Democracy Activist in Swaziland, Dies Aged 32  AllAfrica.com

Njabulo Dlamini, one of the best known young democracy activists in Swaziland/eSwatini, has died aged 32.



Paragon makes its mark in Swaziland with Mbabane Hilton Garden Inn - Creamer Media's Engineering NewsParagon makes its mark in Swaziland with Mbabane Hilton Garden Inn  Creamer Media's Engineering News

MEDIA STATEMENT / This *content* is not written by Creamer Media, but is a supplied media statement. One of Paragon Group's first projects for an international ...



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".



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 ...



Largest nations never to have played Test Rugby - The RoarLargest nations never to have played Test Rugby  The Roar

Earlier this month, I wrote about the dwindling numbers of non-rugby playing nations in the world, with just a few remaining on each of the continents – and none ...



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 ...



IFAT Africa: the growing show reaches Southern Africa - AFRIK 21IFAT Africa: the growing show reaches Southern Africa  AFRIK 21

The third edition of the environmental fair, IFAT Africa was held in South Africa in synergy with two other events, on the food industry and analysis. A winning ...



Botswana: Time for Swaziland to Follow Botswana's Lead and Decriminalise Gay Sex - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsBotswana: Time for Swaziland to Follow Botswana's Lead and Decriminalise Gay Sex  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Opinion - Swaziland should follow the example of its near-neighbour Botswana and decriminalise gay sex.



Swaziland changes its name to eSwatini: List of countries that changed their names - India TodaySwaziland changes its name to eSwatini: List of countries that changed their names  India Today

On the 50th anniversary, the Swaziland decided to gift a new name eSwatini to its land.



Swaziland Hospital Crisis - Govt Not Paid Bills So Patients Only Eat Bread - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Hospital Crisis - Govt Not Paid Bills So Patients Only Eat Bread  AllAfrica.com

Patients in a public hospital in Swaziland / eSwatini were only fed two slices of bread at meals when food ran out because the government had not paid ...



Swaziland Youth Congress Calls for Democracy At National Congress - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Youth Congress Calls for Democracy At National Congress  AllAfrica.com

Opinion - The biggest youth movement in Swaziland, the Swaziland Youth Congress, called for democracy at its 12th national congress last weekend.



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.



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 Public Service Unions Call National Strike to March On Government - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Public Service Unions Call National Strike to March On Government  AllAfrica.com

Public *service* unions across Swaziland / eSwatini plan a nationwide strike against government. They intend to march and deliver petitions to a number of ...



10 reasons to visit Eswatini, the African country you might not have heard of - The Telegraph10 reasons to visit Eswatini, the African country you might not have heard of  The Telegraph

Eswatini - or Swaziland, as it used to be known - is celebrating 50 years of independence today. Mike Unwin picks the highlights of the tiny southern African ...



Swaziland: Budget Repeats Failed Economic Policies of the Past - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Budget Repeats Failed Economic Policies of the Past  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Opinion - The first budget from the Swaziland / eSwatini Minister of Finance Neal Rijkenberg has been largely welcomed in the media in the kingdom.



Swaziland: Couple in Swaziland Face Up to 15 Years Jail Under New Sexual Offences Law for Making Love in Front of a Child - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Couple in Swaziland Face Up to 15 Years Jail Under New Sexual Offences Law for Making Love in Front of a Child  AllAfrica.com

A couple in Swaziland/eSwatini might face up to 15 years in jail because they had sex in front of a child. It is thought to be the first case of its kind brought under ...



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 ...



Swaziland: No Appetite By Swaziland to Investigate Human Rights Abuses, Corruption - U.S. Report - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: No Appetite By Swaziland to Investigate Human Rights Abuses, Corruption - U.S. Report  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

There is no appetite to investigate human rights abuses or corruption in Swaziland /eSwatini, the latest report from the United States Department of State ...



Swaziland: Is Speaking Truth to Swazi Royal Power Bringing Slow Change? - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Is Speaking Truth to Swazi Royal Power Bringing Slow Change?  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Analysis - Little news emerges from Eswatini, the tiny monarchy landlocked by South Africa and Mozambique, except lurid stories about the latest shenanigans ...



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 ...



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 ...



Swaziland: Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported in Swaziland Over Seven Months After New Law Introduced - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Total of 430 Rape Cases Reported in Swaziland Over Seven Months After New Law Introduced  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

There were 430 cases of rape reported in Swaziland / eSwatini over seven months, new figures reveal. They were among 2,900 cases brought under the Sexual ...



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 Schoolchildren Learn Under Trees or in Tents As Government Runs Out of Money - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Schoolchildren Learn Under Trees or in Tents As Government Runs Out of Money  AllAfrica.com

Schoolchildren in Swaziland /eSwatini are being taught under trees or in tents instead of classrooms because the government is broke and cannot afford new ...



Criminal's delight: Swaziland cops forced to "hitchhike or walk" to crimes scenes - The South AfricanCriminal's delight: Swaziland cops forced to "hitchhike or walk" to crimes scenes  The South African

Back in April, King Msawiti officially renamed Swaziland to “the kingdom of eSwatini” or eSwatini for short. Since then, things have not gone from “strength to ...



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 Journalist Beaten for Investigating Bishop's Sex With Schoolgirl Allegation - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Journalist Beaten for Investigating Bishop's Sex With Schoolgirl Allegation  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

A journalist in Swaziland /eSwatini needed hospital treatment after he was beaten by family members of a prominent bishop in the kingdom. Zwelethu Dlamini ...



Ford's Expansion Unleashes New Potential for South Africa - RNewsFord's Expansion Unleashes New Potential for South Africa  RNews

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has emerged from a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme ready to meet the ...



Swaziland: Report - Patients Die As Swaziland Government Hospital Runs Out of Cash - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Report - Patients Die As Swaziland Government Hospital Runs Out of Cash  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

More evidence that public health facilities in Swaziland/eSwatini are grinding to a halt emerged over the holiday period with news that the Intensive Care Unit ...



Swaziland: Senior Prince Says Those Who Plot Against Unelected Prime Minister Will Die - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Senior Prince Says Those Who Plot Against Unelected Prime Minister Will Die  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

People who plot against the Swaziland / eSwatini Prime Minister who was not elected to office but personally appointed by absolute monarch King Mswati III will ...



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 ...



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 ...



Swaziland King's Plan for SADC-Wide University of Transformation Quietly Shelved - AllAfrica.comSwaziland King's Plan for SADC-Wide University of Transformation Quietly Shelved  AllAfrica.com

The plan made by King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland / eSwatini, for his kingdom to build a new 'university of transformation' to take students ...



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 ...



Swaziland Police Force Schoolchildren Back to Classes After Boycott Supporting Suspended Teachers - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Police Force Schoolchildren Back to Classes After Boycott Supporting Suspended Teachers  AllAfrica.com

Police were called when pupils at Mhubhe High School in Swaziland / eSwatini boycotted classes in support of two of their teachers who had been suspended ...