COAT OF ARMS
|Capital: Lobamba (royal/legislative,) Mbabane (administrative)
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Absolute Diarchy
Current King: Mswati III
Population: 1,467,152 (2017)
Land Size: 17,364 sq km (6,704 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Mon - Jul 30, 2018: All Systems Go for #TheTotalShutdown March, No Men Allowed On the Ground - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[News24Wire] Organisers of the #TheTotalShutdown march say they only want women and gender non-conforming individuals (GNC) on the ground during the event.
- Fri - Jul 20, 2018: Young Warriors, eSwatini Lock Horns - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[The Herald] The Young Warriors are in bullish mood ahead of their first Cosafa Championships group match in Mauritius this morning, although they expect a tough duel against Swaziland. The Zimbabwe national Under-17 football team, which arrived on the resort Indian Ocean island on Sunday, believe they have thoroughly prepared for the clash.
- Wed - Jul 18, 2018: King's Airport Fails to Attract Airlines - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's King Mswati III airport dubbed a vanity project for the King and a white elephant has failed to attract any new airlines in the four years since it opened, the kingdom's civil aviation authority has admitted.
- Tue - Jul 17, 2018: Kingdom Will Never Be the Same Again - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Swaziland might never be the same again. King Mswati III demonstrated his absolute power by renaming his kingdom Eswatini. He did this during the so-called 50-50 Celebrations to mark his own 50th birthday and the half-century of Swaziland's independence from Great Britain. The King also made headlines when he wore a watch worth $1.6 million and a suit beaded with diamonds at his birthday party. His lavish spending is notorious; days earlier he took delivery of his second private jet, this one costing about
- Tue - Jul 17, 2018: Minister Demands Journalist's Arrest - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] The Health Minister of Swaziland / Eswatini Sibongile Ndlela-Simelane called on police to arrest a journalist who was photographing government ministers' cars outside the Deputy Prime Minister's office.