COAT OF ARMS
|Capital: Lobamba (royal/legislative,) Mbabane (administrative)
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Absolute Diarchy
Current King: Mswati III
Population: 1,087,200 (2018)
Land Size: 17,364 sq km (6,704 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Tue - Dec 10, 2019: Swaziland Community Police Officers in Court Charged With Murdering Crime Suspect - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Three community policemen in Swaziland appeared in court charged with murdering a suspect they were holding.
- Mon - Dec 2, 2019: One in Three Female Students At Swaziland University Sexually Assaulted in Single Year - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] More than one in three female students at the University of eSwatini reported they had been sexually assaulted in one year, academic research just published reveals.
- Thu - Nov 28, 2019: Ex-Govt Minister in Hiding After Calling On Absolute Monarch to Hand Over Power - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] A former government minister in Swaziland (eSwatini) is in hiding from police after he publicly called on absolute monarch King Mswati III to hand over power to the people.
- Wed - Nov 27, 2019: Editor Writes Absolute Monarch Is 'Unhinged' and 'A Narcissist' and Has Assumed 'Godly Status' - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Bheki Makhubu, a magazine editor in Swaziland (eSwatini), has written that absolute monarch King Mswati III is 'unhinged'. He also called the king 'a first class narcissist who no longer identifies with his people'.
- Tue - Nov 26, 2019: Five Starve to Death in Swaziland As Drought and Maize Restrictions Bite - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Five elderly women in the Nsalitje area of Swaziland (eSwatini) have starved to death and many more are said to be quietly being killed by hunger.