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:
- Fri - Feb 15, 2019: Swaziland Health Crisis Getting Worse As Budgets Cut. Rural Areas Worse Affected - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] The Government of Swaziland / eSwatini has cut budgets for public health services across the kingdom and rural areas in particular are suffering, according to the latest report from the World Health Organisation (WHO).
- Wed - Feb 13, 2019: Universal Health Coverage - Leaving No One Behind in the Kingdom of Eswatini - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) scoping exercise in the Kingdom of Eswatini from 28 January to 1 February 2019. The exercise was led by the Ministry of Health with participation of other stakeholders. Dr Juliet Nabyonga from Inter- country Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa, Dr Stanley Midzi from Zimbabwe country office, Dr. Akin. Oyemakinde, a consultant and Dr Khosi Mthethwa, the Health Systems Strengthening focal point in Eswatini WHO
- Mon - Feb 11, 2019: Swaziland Absolute King Calls for Stiff Public Spending Cuts but Is Not Making Personal Sacrifice - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland /eSwatini, has demanded severe public spending cuts across his impoverished kingdom.
- Sun - Feb 10, 2019: Poorer African Nations Rank High in Disease-Fighters' League Table - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases] Addis Ababa -African countries with modest national incomes are outperforming some richer nations on the continent in the fight against diseases of poverty known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), according to a new league table ranking.
- Thu - Feb 7, 2019: We Want Our Land Back, King Mswati - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Fahamu] Swaziland's government has been evicting farmers from their land to expand the monarchy-controlled sugar industry for decades. After years of empty promises that they could return, the children of farmers from Mbuluzi are fighting to get their land back.