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 Policeman Shoots Boy, 15, Playing Football During Coronavirus Lockdown - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Policeman Shoots Boy, 15, Playing Football During Coronavirus Lockdown  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

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

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: Assessing the Measures At Country Level - Case of Eswatini - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Assessing the Measures At Country Level - Case of Eswatini  AllAfrica.com

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

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

Swaziland: One-Year-Old Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Swaziland - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: One-Year-Old Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Swaziland  AllAfrica.com

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

Molo Swaziland - Modern DiplomacyMolo Swaziland  Modern Diplomacy

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

Swaziland: Charity Starts Feeding Tens of Thousands of Hungry in Swaziland As Coronavirus Lockdown Grips - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Charity Starts Feeding Tens of Thousands of Hungry in Swaziland As Coronavirus Lockdown Grips  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: Coronavirus Cases Soar in Swaziland, Public Ignore Govt. Lockdown - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Coronavirus Cases Soar in Swaziland, Public Ignore Govt. Lockdown  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland: Domestic Abuse Cases Double in Swaziland During Coronavirus Lockdown - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Domestic Abuse Cases Double in Swaziland During Coronavirus Lockdown  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland Short of Coronavirus Protective Equipment for Health Workers As Prices Soar - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Short of Coronavirus Protective Equipment for Health Workers As Prices Soar  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland Police Fine Man Trying to Buy Food for Destitute Children During Coronavirus Lockdown - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland Police Fine Man Trying to Buy Food for Destitute Children During Coronavirus Lockdown  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

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

Swaziland: Eswatini - Tackling COVID-19 Amid HIV and TB Epidemics - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Eswatini - Tackling COVID-19 Amid HIV and TB Epidemics  AllAfrica.com

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

BLOGGING THE VIEW: The royal touch – 8 interesting facts about monarchies today - Zululand ObserverBLOGGING THE VIEW: The royal touch – 8 interesting facts about monarchies today  Zululand Observer

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

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

EFF Zimbabwe condemns Swaziland - Bulawayo24 NewsEFF Zimbabwe condemns Swaziland  Bulawayo24 News

Netball SA vows to finish its programme for 2020 - SowetanLIVENetball SA vows to finish its programme for 2020  SowetanLIVE

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

All About Eswatini/Swaziland - Africa.comAll About Eswatini/Swaziland  Africa.com

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

Eswatini enthralls with wildlife, culture, scenery - Anadolu AgencyEswatini enthralls with wildlife, culture, scenery  Anadolu Agency

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

eSwatini country profile - BBC NewseSwatini country profile  BBC News

Swaziland: Total Number of Coronavirus Test Results Received By Swaziland Ministry of Health Tops 320 - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: Total Number of Coronavirus Test Results Received By Swaziland Ministry of Health Tops 320  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland: Public Need Written Permission to Travel in Swaziland in Big Coronavirus Clampdown - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Public Need Written Permission to Travel in Swaziland in Big Coronavirus Clampdown  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)

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

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

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

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: 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 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

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

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 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

eSwatini, Swaziland name change challenged by activists - QuartzeSwatini, Swaziland name change challenged by activists  Quartz

Swaziland: Calls for Ban On Public Gatherings and Border Closure As Swaziland Hit By Coronavirus - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Calls for Ban On Public Gatherings and Border Closure As Swaziland Hit By Coronavirus  AllAfrica.com

GOLF-CHAT: Sean Baker – a road often travelled for ‘Mr Golf’ - South Coast HeraldGOLF-CHAT: Sean Baker – a road often travelled for ‘Mr Golf’  South Coast Herald

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 Police Chief Threatens Social Media Users With Wrath of the Law If They Criticise King - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Police Chief Threatens Social Media Users With Wrath of the Law If They Criticise King  AllAfrica.com

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: More Businesses in Swaziland to Close As Govt Tightens Coronavirus Lockdown - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: More Businesses in Swaziland to Close As Govt Tightens Coronavirus Lockdown  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Swaziland Journalist 'Tortured By Police After Criticising Absolute Monarch in Newspaper Articles' - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Journalist 'Tortured By Police After Criticising Absolute Monarch in Newspaper Articles'  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland Government Breaks Promise to Pay Overdue Student Allowances - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Government Breaks Promise to Pay Overdue Student Allowances  AllAfrica.com

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

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

Midlands identifies six new quarantine centres - ChronicleMidlands identifies six new quarantine centres  Chronicle

Swaziland Nurses' Union Calls for Closure of Major Hospital in Fight Against Coronavirus - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Nurses' Union Calls for Closure of Major Hospital in Fight Against Coronavirus  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland - Sugar production rises to all-time high in 2018/19 - AgraNetSwaziland - Sugar production rises to all-time high in 2018/19  AgraNet

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: People Face 'Imminent Death From Hunger' in Swaziland As Coronavirus Lockdown Hits Poorest - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSwaziland: People Face 'Imminent Death From Hunger' in Swaziland As Coronavirus Lockdown Hits Poorest  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Eswatini's ties with Taiwan firm despite pressure from China: MOFA - Focus Taiwan News ChannelEswatini's ties with Taiwan firm despite pressure from China: MOFA  Focus Taiwan News Channel

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

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

Swaziland to Start Own Coronavirus Testing, but Only 100 a Day for 1.3 Million People - AllAfrica.comSwaziland to Start Own Coronavirus Testing, but Only 100 a Day for 1.3 Million People  AllAfrica.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

Swaziland: Man 'Thrown Into Fire' in Latest Case of Alleged Police Torture in Swaziland - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Man 'Thrown Into Fire' in Latest Case of Alleged Police Torture in Swaziland  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland to have honorary consulate in Pakistan soon - The NationSwaziland to have honorary consulate in Pakistan soon  The Nation

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

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

Eswatini - World Bank GroupEswatini  World Bank Group

How's it going? Plane and train, jeep and feet - KPCnews.comHow's it going? Plane and train, jeep and feet  KPCnews.com

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: 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

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

Local couple helps poverty-stricken Africans | Community Focus - Ahwatukee Foothills NewsLocal couple helps poverty-stricken Africans | Community Focus  Ahwatukee Foothills News

Swaziland Teachers' Union Calls for All Schools, Colleges and Universities to Close in Wake of Coronavirus - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Teachers' Union Calls for All Schools, Colleges and Universities to Close in Wake of Coronavirus  AllAfrica.com

Swaziland Democracy Leaders Lose High Court Case Against Police Raids On Legal Technicality - AllAfrica.comSwaziland Democracy Leaders Lose High Court Case Against Police Raids On Legal Technicality  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 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

Teenager to travel to Swaziland to support community work - Portsmouth NewsTeenager to travel to Swaziland to support community work  Portsmouth News

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

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

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

eSwatini profile - BBC NewseSwatini profile  BBC News

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

Swaziland: Climate-Smart Agriculture Means More Time for Eswatini Women Farmers - AllAfrica.comSwaziland: Climate-Smart Agriculture Means More Time for Eswatini Women Farmers  AllAfrica.com

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

eSwatini confirms first coronavirus case - IOLeSwatini confirms first coronavirus case  IOL

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

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

Outrage in eSwatini after royal family's new luxury cars - eNCAOutrage in eSwatini after royal family's new luxury cars  eNCA

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

eSwatini reports first confirmed case of coronavirus - EWNeSwatini reports first confirmed case of coronavirus  EWN

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

Voluntary Licensing Agreements For Remdesivir - Intellectual Property - India - Mondaq News AlertsVoluntary Licensing Agreements For Remdesivir - Intellectual Property - India  Mondaq News Alerts

Eswatini women challenge oppressive laws - FairplanetEswatini women challenge oppressive laws  Fairplanet

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

Primedia Outdoor extends its footprint in Swaziland - Media UpdatePrimedia Outdoor extends its footprint in Swaziland  Media Update