COAT OF ARMS
|Capital: Lobamba (royal/legislative,) Mbabane (administrative)
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Absolute Diarchy
Current King: Mswati III
Population: 1,104,479 (2020)
Land Size: 17,364 sq km (6,704 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Sun - Feb 21, 2021: Swaziland King Was Secretly Hospitalised With Coronavirus - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland (eSwatini), has revealed that he was hospitalised for more than 10 days in January after testing positive for coronavirus.
- Sat - Feb 20, 2021: Swaziland King Admits Kingdom Fails to Be a First World Nation - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland (eSwatini), has admitted his poverty-stricken kingdom will not attain 'First World' status by 2022. He had been claiming this was possible for many years.
- Wed - Feb 10, 2021: Covid-19 Recovery in Jeopardy As Purchase of Vaccine Halted - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's coronavirus recovery strategy has been derailed after Minister of Health Lizzie Nkosi announced the tiny kingdom would no longer use the AstraZeneca vaccine.
- Thu - Feb 4, 2021: Slow Roll Out of Coronavirus Vaccines in Swaziland, Health Workers to Get Priority - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Only 3 percent of the Swaziland (eSwatini) population are likely to get coronavirus vaccines in the first phase of inoculations, according to the kingdom's Minister of Health Lizzie Nkosi.
- Wed - Feb 3, 2021: Swaziland Hospitals Short of Body Bags As Coronavirus Deaths Rise - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Hospitals in Swaziland (eSwatini) have reported a shortage of body bags for corpses because of the number of deaths from coronavirus.