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:
- Wed - Aug 14, 2019: Spotlight On Absence of Rule of Law in Swaziland - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Bheki Maphalala, the Chief Justice of Swaziland/eSwatini, has accused a group he calls a 'political elite' of undermining the kingdom's judges. He has not named these people but has called them traitors.
- Tue - Aug 13, 2019: Swaziland Chief Justice Says Kingdom Under Siege By 'Treasonous' Political Elites - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] The Chief Justice of Swaziland / eSwatini Bheki Maphalala said the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was under siege from a political elite that he called 'treasonous'.
- Thu - Aug 8, 2019: LGBTI Discrimination in Swaziland Leads to Big Mental Health Issues, Report Finds - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] LGBTI people in Swaziland/eSwatini suffer mental health issues and many have attempted suicide because of the way they are discriminated against in the kingdom.
- Wed - Aug 7, 2019: Six Children Die As Diarrhoea Once Again Strikes Swaziland - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Six children died from diarrhoea in four days in Swaziland / eSwatini and about another 1,000 others have been treated for the infection caused by the rota virus, a senior official said on Monday.
- Tue - Aug 6, 2019: Swaziland Schoolteacher Beats Mothers for Their Children's Misbehaviour - Report - AllAfrica News: Swaziland
[Swazi Media] When pupils at a school in Swaziland/e Swatini failed to show up to receive a caning a teacher beat their mothers instead.